Here is the third card I made from the banner card kits I made up for the weekly craft day with my neighbour. For this card I needed to feature a Robin as that is the Christmas Card Club theme chosen by Margaret at dutchess .
I used some of the Simple Stories 25 Days Of Christmas papers that I received from the lovely Aliwinn. After she made her 2013 Xmas cards, she posted a RAK on the Two Peas blog and gave away a huge box of her left over items. I won! Here is a photo of my wonderful package. There were papers, embellishments, stamps, a stencil, trimmings and much, much, more.
They have a lovely country, rugged feel...perfect for distressed cards and cards with a decided masculine feel. There are even papers for Project life type pages, or December Daily.
Here is the Robin card I made. I was on a bit of a roll to use up the last of the poinsettia images I had already coloured up. I used a K&Co 3D Robin and I think he fit the card quite well. I made him a little nest from some snippets of kraft card and he Martha Stewart branch punch. I inked some of them up a bit and left others untouched to try and gain a bit of depth to the nest.
Here is a close up of the bird. I had to add a bit of red chalk to make him into a robin...he started this life as another type of bird...but was given the chance to evolve! lol
And finally the arty shot...You will have to take my word that the inside is finished...you can just see the edge of the sentiment. The shots Itook turned out too wonky to show you!
Card base - 5 inch square cream card from my stash
DP - Background is from a Heidi Swap 6x6 pad...I can't find the style name anywhere on it...
DP - Flag, PP mats are all Simple Stories 25 Days Of Christmas
Cardstock - Kraft snippets and red velvet card teensy snippets for the snowflake layers, from my stash
Punches - Martha Stewart snowflake and also her branch punch
Bling - cream pearls from my stash
Embellishment - K&CO 3D bird
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - must be Christmas
3. Two Peas In A Bucket - Christmas All Year Long - March
4. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper
6. Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas and Feature A Robin