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!

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


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

  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

  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.
    Lorraine x

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

    Debbie The Crafty Pad

  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

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

  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