Heaven and Nature Sing. I actually used 4 images from this set to make this card. My coloring aside...aren't the birds and flowers just stunning? The details....*sigh*....are like none other. And they are a dream to color. Oh...the possibilities. I even had a hard time deciding what colors to use on the birds. I originally colored them red/yellow and orange, but decided they looked too tropical for a Christmas card....well, unless you were going to spend Christmas someplace like Hawaii anyway.
So, I used a variety of Copics to color my birds, as well as a white Sharpie pen to give the feathers and flower centers some highlights. I framed them with a couple of dies from two Spellbinders sets: Majestic Labels 25 and Opulent Ovals. I ran the Majestic frame and center through my Xyron 900 machine and burnished some Prisma Glitter (Hero Arts) on the frame, and some Transparent Micro Fine Cool Highlight Glitter (Glitter Ritz) on the center with the sentiment. The Opulent Oval frame was inked with Versamark, and then heat embossed using some Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel (Stampendous).
Below is a close-up picture of the birds, sparkle and embossing.
Okay, that sums up today's project. I have a CAS card to share with you for the release tomorrow. Yep, it's true, the sets we've been featuring will be available for purchase tomorrow.
Before you go though, be sure you haven't missed an inspirational stop. Here are the links the the Bloom Brigade gals who have projects to share today:
- Allison Cope
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Dawn Burnworth
- Dina Kowal
- Julie Koerber
- Kathy Jones
- Leslie Miller
- Marcella Hawley
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to drop by again tomorrow for the final peek! Tomorrow is release day after all. :)
Stamps: Heaven and Nature Sing (Power Popy)
Paper: A gift for you (Maja Designs), Cryogen White, White (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pumice Stone (Ranger Distress), Versamark
Accessories: Copics, Majestic Labels 25 and Opulent Ovals dies (Spellbinders), Quickie Glue Pen, Prisma Glitter (Hero Arts), Transparent Microfine Cool Highlight Glitter (Glitter Ritz), Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), White Sharpie, Silk Ribbon (Stamp Simply), White Stamens (Wild Orchid Crafts)