Some more Stampendous projects for you, these with birds in the images.
This first card is an interesting mix of techniques. The bird is colored with Copics, but the background is embossed. Using a Versamark Watermark Pen, I wet each layer down, applied and heat set different colored embossing powders. It made for an interesting background. You can see that I also embossed the berries on the branch. The red powder spread a little, but I thought the effect looked pretty neat. See the three dots in the right corner? I didn’t have the right color or finish I needed, so I took a hole punch and popped out three dots from the center of a velvet heart sticker. Gotta love necessity making you be creative.
Supplies: Stamps (Stampendous-Cling Festive Wishes, Cling Chickadee), Embossing Powder (Scenic Selection Embossing Powder Kit ), Versamark Watermark Ink Pen, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Stickers-(Class a Peel-Soft Hearts), Copics, Neenah Solar White CS, Branch-Hobby Lobby, Spellbinders-Classic Rectangle Large
Simple coloring here, but making the bird pop is lots of fun. One coloring tip-when coloring a scene like this, don’t add much contrast to the background images, meaning the ones farther back. When you look at something far away, it doesn’t have much detail. But add the detail/contrast to the forefront.
I thought adding the Classic Heart from Spellbinders shape would make an interesting card, with the little red birds. (Sometimes I color my images and make the card around the image. :))
A close look at the coloring. I used a W3 to add some shadows to the snow. The W3 has a natural look to it, versus the C3 which is cold and more metallic in color. Coloring the tree trunk was a ton of fun too. I used the lines in the stamp image to assist my coloring. It was a good guide for where to add highlights and shadows.
Have you started your Christmas cards yet? Do you make your cards? We have been doing photo cards since the little man was born. We waited so long to be able to have a reason to send them! :)
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!