Monday, 1 December 2014

Merry Monday # 137 - Christmas Holly

Hello Stampers,
This week Deanne is our Hostess at Merry Monday and she is challenging us to Use a Bird on our cards.  I have used the beautiful bird and holly stamp from Stampin' Up's Beautiful Season.  I have had this stamp set since it first came out and I don't think I have inked it up until now, no idea why as it it a lovely image.  I used Blendabilities to colour the image. I still need a bit of practise when I go outside the lines to clean up but I find the colour bleeds very easily.  The mat colour Primrose Petals is a bit off, much brighter in the photo than it really is, it does match the Pinky Red in the DSP.  I used a crystal for the birds eye and the Early Espresso Bakers Twine for some added interest. The sentiment is popped up on dimensionals and stamped with Always Artichoke.  Hope you can join us this week, we would love you to play along.

Stamps: S/U's Beautiful Season, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card and Papers: Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Kaisercraft Christmas Carol DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Always Artichoke
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate
Finishing Touches: Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Crystal
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle Dies, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for dropping by today.


  1. What a rich and beautiful image - you really brought it to life and it looks fabulous against that background pattern - great card, Sue!

  2. Beautiful card and beautiful colouring! I find that Whisper White causes bleeding with alcohol inks so I try and avoid that combination when I can.

  3. This is one of my favorite stamps and I love how you've colored it! It looks perfect with the holly paper! Hope you have a great week, Sue!

  4. What a pretty card, Sue! Love your coloring and that beautiful holly paper! :)

  5. Susan I love this stamp with the sweet little bird , colored to perfection! Beautiful design and patterned paper . Gorgeous card!

  6. So pretty Susan, this image is darling and I love how you matched the paper.

  7. Beautiful coloring Sue and the designer paper is perfect for the stamped image!

  8. Oh so gorgeous, Susan!

  9. This turned out beautifully Susan! I love the paper too!!!!

    Deanne :)

  10. Lovely coloring for your Christmas bird. It is very hard to stay in the lines with Copics and Blendabilities.


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