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Holiday Birds: The Chickadee

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team has been sharing projects that use some of the wonderful stamp and die sets that are available for the holiday season. These sets are great because you get the stamps and dies altogether, in an inexpensive bundle. On Tuesday, I shared a card featuring the cardinal from the Holiday Birds set. Today, I am using the chickadee from the same collection.

I started off by stamping the chickadee with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne, and coloring the mage with Zig Clean Color Markers. I die cut the image, and moved on to my background.

On a piece of white Mixed Media Paper from Stampendous, I stamped one of the longer sprigs from the Christmas Greenery Perfectly Clear stamp set with the Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor inks and stamped them all over the background. I like using those ink pads because you get multiple colors on your stamps in one quick step. I decided to dull the colors and the white background down a bit, so I swept Desert Sand Memento ink across the entire panel. I did it in a light-handed manner, to create texture with the pad itself.

I tore a piece of red cardstock to give a bit of a ground to the chickadee image, and it worked with the torn bottom of my white cardstock. I decided the card needed a bit of shine and texture, so I applied some VersaMark ink to the bottom of the brown card base, and sprinkled on some Golden Sand embossing powder. I used a fluffy brush to sweep off a bit of the excess powder and to thin out the look of the powder across the top. After heat setting, this powder looks rich and a little rustic.

Like my cardinal card from Tuesday, this one came together quick enough that I would make multiples of it. And for holiday cards, easy-to-replicate is so important! Please be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog to see what the rest of the team has created with the stamp and die combos. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Comments

Becca Yahrling said…
Very pretty! I wish we got chickadees here in So. Florida. They are so darling!
Jade said…
Such a darling Christmas card. I like the look of the Zig Clean Color markers. Your chickadee is adorable.
cghundley said…
What a wonderful
card and the bird
is gorgeous!
Carla from Utah
FeM said…
Your coloring is amazing.
Sue D said…
Cute chickadee. I like the addition of the torn red cardstock.
Sue in Ohio
Denise Bryant said…
Beautiful card! Love the sweet chickadee and the pretty greenery!
Jean said…
Such a lovely card! Amazing details!
karenajo said…
Very lovey card- love the cute chickadee ! This would make a great holiday card. Thanks for sharing!
Anonymous said…
I adore your chickadee card! Too cute! Hugs from Kentucky.
sharon g said…
Oh, I love the sweet chickadee!
Mary Holshouser said…
Fantastic chickadee. He
looks like he could fly away.
Putting him against the red
makes him pop. The torn
edges on the papers was a
fun idea. thanks for
sharing.txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com
IL

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