Thursday, 22 December 2016

Stempelglede DT - Vintage Garden Christmas Card

 Good morning!  Today I would like to share another Christmas card that I have created using stamps from Stempelglede.  This is the second card that I have made this year using the gorgeous robin from the Vintage Garden set - I will show you the other one once I know the recipient has it!  This is the card I made for my parents this year.  My parents love birds and watching them in their garden and after seeing several Christmas cards in the shops with bird houses on them I was inspired to make this one!  I cut out the bird house shape by hand from the designer paper.  I then cut it into strips and inked the edges of the strips before piecing it all back together again.  This has given the effect of a wooden bird house.
 I painted the image with Distress Inks before fussy cutting.  I have added Glossy Accents to the beak and eye for a realistic finish and Stardust Stickles to the centres of the flowers.
 The pine needles were made with a Doohickey die and the holly leaves were made with a Tim Holtz die.  The berries, pine cone and flowers are from The Ribbon Girl.
 I have added a bow using some gorgeous vintage checked ribbon from my stash.
 The snowflakes under the eaves were also cut with a Doohickey die, the snow on the roof was cut free hand.
The heart shape was cut out freehand by folding the paper in half and cutting half of the heart before opening back out.  I have then backed it with black cardstock to give the illusion of the hole for the robin to get in his house!
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to use your Stempelglede stamps in a different way.  Thanks for looking! x

1 comment:

Candy said...

Merry Christmas Jane :o)

Gosh, I thought this was a real bird house at first! It is so realistic.
Your parents are going to love it. FANTASTIC work!!

Big Hugs,