Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Robin On Snowy Branch Card - 52CCT Sketch Challenge #5

It's a great sketch this week at the 52CCT blog, I can see me using this layout again.  For my card I pulled out  my lovely Inkadinkado English Robin stamp - love it, he's so podgy!  I stamped the image on watercolour paper, coloured with inks and a wet paintbrush and added white Flower Soft to the branch as snow. Hmmm, it looks like the poor little robin has been out in a blizzard!  I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used Real Red CS and glittered polka dot paper for my two strips and used a Fishtail Flag die on the dotty strip.  I popped the robin panel up and added 3 gold nailheads to finish off the front.

I stamped the robin again on a Very Vanilla panel for inside the card and added a sentiment. I stamped and punched a snowflake circle element for the envelope flap.  Feels good to have another Christmas card added to the box!

Stamps: Inkadinkado English Robin, SU! Contempo Christmas & Snowflakes sets, Stampendous Christmas Wishes clear set
CS: SU! Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Really Rust & Very Vanilla, watercolour paper
Patterned paper: SU! Holly Berry Bouquet DSP
Ink: VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, SU! Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Really Rust & Basic Gray
Tools: MFT Fishtail Flags Stax die, circle punches, Perfect Layers
Embellishments & accessories: Polar White Flower Soft, gold nailheads, 3d foam tape



Anonymous said...

Hello Ruth .... what a smart card,very nice indeed. Love the snow on the branch.
Love Debbie x

Mynn xx said...

Ruth, AMAZING! LOVE the snowy branch--and the polka dots look amazing with the berried branch as well. Gorgeous as always! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Mynn xx said...

Did I say thank you for joining us at 52CCT?! I couldn't remember after I typed it! ;) THANK YOU!!!

Jacqueline said...

Ruth your card is delightful - gorgeous image and beautiful colouring. Thanks for being such a committed supporter of our challenges at 52CCT - it's so lovely to have you joining in again - Jacqueline xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Ruth love both of those! hugs Samantha :0)

kelly said...

I have joined in thanks for the nudge last week!
As ever you have made a gorgeous card, loving the snowy detail!
Kelly xx

Margaret said...

Love the colors and the fluffy 'snow' is fabulous! Another wonderful Christmas card!

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