Thursday, December 31, 2015

Brrr, Birrrdy!

Birdy, er, Baby it's cold outside!!  Well, actually it's been pretty warm here in North Carolina, however, a cold front is headed our way.  Yuck!!  The older I get, the less I like cold weather, it makes my bones ache like nothing else can.  I do like to look at the snow, though.  It's beautiful when it's falling.  I have some woods behind my house and I do enjoy a walk through them after it's snowed.  It's so peaceful and beautiful glistening on the trees.  So, maybe I don't dislike winter as much as I thought!

This week, Stampendous has been celebrating winter in all of her glory.  My sweet little Winter Birds are enjoying a snowfall!  Aren't they adorable in their cute little hats and scarf!?  This is such a sweet stamp and I had so much fun creating this card.  The beautiful Dreamweaver Snowflakes Stencil is the perfect background for any winter-themed card, especially when sprinkled with Stampendous Crystal Micro Glitter!

Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® R180 Winter Birds
Stampendous® Dreamweaver Stencil LJ819 Snowflakes
Stampendous® Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste
Stampendous® Crystal Micro Glitter
Stampendous® Mixed Media White Paper
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Radiant Neon™ Amplify™ in White by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers - E41, E42, E43, E44, W4, W7, YG93, YG95, YG97, B91, B93, B95, R24, R27, R29, R59, G40, G43, G46
Little Yellow Bicycle® "Winterings" Collection Patterned Paper
Blue Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™2 Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives® 3D Foam Mounting Squares by 3L®

Here's what I did to create this card:

Trim a piece of blue cardstock and tape stencil over paper, paste emboss with white paste.
Remove stencil carefully and cover snowflakes with crystal micro glitter, tap off excess glitter and return to jar.
Set aside pasted piece to dry.
Stamp image with black ink and color with markers.
Fussy cut image.
Add Amplify where there's supposed to be snow and heat to puff.
Use finger to add glue to puffed "snow" and sprinkle on glitter, tap off excess and return to jar.
Create an A-2 card base with a tent fold.
Trim a piece of patterned paper to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".
Adhere layers as shown.
Add foam squares to back of birds and adhere to the front of the card.

Here's the list of my teammates with more inspiration:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed my card, I'll have another fun winter card to share with you tomorrow.  In the meantime, have a wonderful New Year's Eve and please be safe!  See you next year!


P.S.  I think I'm going to enter this one in the Outlawz Color Challenge!


  1. Absolutely darling!! LOVE these little birds and your snow on the branch looks so realistic I can almost feel the cold!!! LOVE this beautiful card! TFS and Happy New Year!

  2. Beautiful card Lea, love all of the texture and sparkle :)

  3. Your card is gorgeous, and really great coloring and fussy-cutting, the greenery looks so life-like. Beautiful card.

  4. That is so adorable!!!! I can't believe you cut out all the branches. Your colring is awesome too.

  5. I had to stop over from the Critter Lovers page to say... Wowza! I really love this ... blown away... just gorgeous!

  6. Absolutely beautiful.I would love to make this card.

    We are going from 83 degrees to the upper 50's or mid 60's tomorrow. Brrr. I'm a weenie when it comes to the cold.

  7. Love how you've cut out these lovely little birds to add them to your gorgeous card. Hope you get a pretty snowfall to enjoy your walk in the woods.

  8. WOW! I mean really ... WOW! Your card is so very beautiful. I love all of the layers and textures you added. It truly looks like it's all 3-D right in front of me. What an inspiration! Thanks so much.

    Snoopy :D

  9. I seen this on Pinterest. Outstanding in every way!


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