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September 28, 2020
Lawn Fawn's Winter Sparrow stamp set

Hello! I hope everyone had a good weekend! The weather was very gloomy for me, but overall I had a pretty relaxing one. I decided to make another holiday card and kept it pretty clean and simple.

For this card, I used the Winter Sparrows stamp set from Lawn Fawn. The images are super cute! I stamped the images onto Bristol Smooth paper and colored them in with the following Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers:

  • Hat: Turquoise Green (42)
  • Earmuffs: Purple (82)
  • Scarf: Carmine Red (22)
  • Leaves: Pale Green (45) and Light Green (41)
  • Bird body: Beige (72) and Vanilla (73)
  • Bird beak: Brown (60)

Originally I wanted to create a stitched square for this card, but the stitched square sizes I have were not working out in terms of size. So, I decided to use a circle instead. I took a piece of white card stock (A2 size) and placed my stitched circle die onto it, making sure it was evenly spaced on the top and sides. Then I cut out the circle with my die cutting machine. The idea for this card was to have the images sitting on a blended background within the raised stitched circle, so I cut a piece of bristol smooth (A2 size) and used distress oxide to blend the ink colors over it until I was happy with the way it looked. These are the colors I used for my background:

  • Picked Raspberry (top)
  • Worn Lipstick (middle)
  • Spun Sugar (bottom)

To assemble the card, I glued on one of the branches to the edge of the stitched circle. Then I placed foam tape over the card panel and the branches. Next, I placed this on top of the blended background. I glued the rest of my images onto the blended background. For one of the birds, I added foam tape to the back of it to create some more dimension. To finish the card, I attached my card panel to a top folding notecard.

Supplies I used to make this card:

Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrow stamp set
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Circle die
Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers
Distress Oxide Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Neenah Classic Crest Solar white card stock (110lb)
Art Glitter Glue
Tombow Mono Dots Adhesive

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