Stamp Holly Background with Olive ink onto white card stock Color with watercolor markers in green and blue. Add Love Letter Pico Embellisher to each berry and set aside to dry. Stamp Large Cardinal and just the wing onto white card stock with black StazOn and color with Copic markers.
Butterscotch and Chocolate gelatos into an Ultra Fine Mist Sprayer and shake well. I have no recipe, I just added enough to get to the color intensity I wanted, which does not take very much.
Spritz over holly background to give it a bit more vintage look, and tone down the white background. (NOTE: Because I used water based inks, some of it will run, but be ready with your heat gun to gently heat set it and you will get this cool, shabby look.)
Fussy cut the cardinal and wing, then use black Big Brush pen to edge the images. Shape bird and wing with a large ball stylus tool and fun foam to give it shape. Adhere to card front with Adhesive dimensionals.
But wait, there's more! Check out the inside. I simply resized and printed the "Merry Christmas" image to fit on a card insert that you can slip inside, giving you a nice place to sign it or write a note. These are always good to use if you have used a dark color, or paper that does not show your writing well.
Supplies: Altered Pages: Bazzill Kraft envelopes with cards; Glitz Joyeaux Noel paper pad; Mini Images Christmas collage sheet; Black and White Christmas collage sheet 1/4" Scor-tape; Adhesive dimensionals; gel medium; Ranger blending tool; Leather Mix'd Media ink pad; Faber-Castell Black Big Brush Pen; Gelatos Neutral Color Pack; Ultra Fine Mist Sprayer; Flame Dew Drops; Glitz Hello December Giant Rhinestones; Bazzill Paper Flowers (Holly leaves); Black StazOn; Memento Olive ink
Just for Fun Stamps: Holly Background; Large Cardinal
IMAGINE Crafts Irresistible Love Letter Pico Embellisher
Watercolor markers (green, blue)
Copic Markers (R37, R39, Y17, E
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Have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas!