I've had to succumb to making some Christmas cards so this is the first one Hot off the Press!! I bought the mini cardinal die some weeks ago as he was SO cute but when I saw his big brother, perched on this twig ... well it was a must have item!
I covered my card in vintage music paper which I inked with vintage photo and peeled paint and I stamped the holly with gathered twigs. The bird is cut from chocolate co-ordinations paper so I sanded him down to reveal his red core and dry brushed some red acylic paint to brighten him up. The spruce foliage was painted with acrylic paint and a little glitter added. I used polar white flower soft for my snow.
The pointsettia was cut from vintage book pages, inked with festive berries and painted with Rock Candy distress. The centre is beadazzles, The holly leaves and spruce foliage is cut from Kraft Glassine which I inked with alcohol inks.
I used tissue tape to create the ruffle and some pearls and gems to finish it off.
I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges: Fashionable Stamping 'To Die For', Gingerloft 'Leaves' and Totally Gorjuss 'Anything Goes ... with Glitter'.
Starting to feel a bit festive ... hope your Christmas plans are coming along too ... x