Quite a few wooden shapes have found their way into my stash lately, a trip to the Glitter Pot usually results in yet another shape landing in the basket and I thought it was high time I actually started to use them!
I chose the lovely robin shape first and decided to paint it with metallic gold and red paints. I painted the back first to see how I liked it - and actually I didn't like it. So, I flipped the robin over and this time I covered the shape with Walnut Stain Distress Paint - much better! I find the jumbo daubers brilliant for applying paint to the shapes. I gave the shape a couple of coats of paint and then added Xmas Red Stickles to make a true robin redbreast. I traced the shape onto a piece of Early Espresso CS, cut it out and glued it behind the wooden shape. I added a black gem eye, red gems for holly berries and I covered the hanging hole with a red gingham bow.
I stamped the sentiment onto a panel of white linen effect CS, dry embossed it with a snowflake folder, layered it onto an Early Espresso mat and glued that to the front of a Real Red A6 card base. I glued the robin to the snowflake panel and added punched snowflakes with red gem centres to complete the card front.
For the inside and the envelope front I embossed strips of the linen effect CS, glued them in place and added a CS strip alongside. After stamping the sentiment I added three punched snowflakes with red gem centres.
Stamps: SU! 'Seasonal Wishes' set, Hero Arts 'Very Merry Christmas' clear set
CS: SU! Real Red & Early Espresso, Woodware white linen effect CS
Ink: SU! Real Red
Tools: Darice 'Snowflake Swirl' embossing folder, jumbo sponge dauber, X Cut snowflake punch
Embellishments & accessories: PaperMania Create Christmas Robin Wood Shape, Ranger Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Paint, Xmas Red Stickles, red gingham ribbon, PaperMania black gem & red gems