Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Robins

Today's Christmas card was created using a digi image from Just Inklined. This company has the greatest mix of images - both traditional (like these robins) and humourous. And they offer freebies on a regular basis so there are lots of opportunities to try thier images for free.
For these cards I coloured the images using Copic markers and then added some Glossy Accents to the berries. I used a gel pen to dot the eyes so that they have a bit of shine too. I also tried adding a soft blue mist around the image to give the impression of a wintery blue sky - I'm not sure how I feel about the result but it's a new technique for me so I'll just have to keep practicing at it.
The die used is a new Spellbinders that I've been longing for ever since it first came out. I kept talking myself out of it so I was absolutely thrilled when my BFF Jacqui gave it to me for my last birthday. The top card is for an elderly relative and I wanted to make it very special which is why I used pearls around the frame rather than embossing it. The bottom card is cut & then embossed which makes for a simpler, yet still lovely frame. The patterned paper (above) is Basic Grey while the bottom is scraps from the paper bin.

I'll have a set of gift tags to show you later - they are made using reclaimed packaging!


Challenges:
Lil Red Wagon - use a die cut
Top Tip Tuesday - use ribbon
Stamp Something - something digital (the image)
Creative Inspirations - anything goes Christmas
The Crafty Pad - embossing
Stamps R Us - anything goes

7 comments:

  1. A beautiful design. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good Luck
    xx Vee

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  2. Gorgeous pair of cards - love the robbins :)

    Thanks for joining in with our ribbon challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

    Carol x

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  3. These are so beautiful I love that image and your designs on both cards are fabulous thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  4. Gorgeous card, lovely layout. :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad

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  5. Both beautiful cards, the little robins are so sweet. Thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspirations challenge this week.
    Jenni x

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  6. Absolutely stunning! Love every beautiful detail. Hugs, Karen

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  7. Gorgeous Christmas cards, love the image and colours you have chosen. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

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