Monday, November 21, 2016

Winter Birdhouse

Winter Birdhouse is one of the new Bugaboo stamp sets released from Sparkle N Sprinkle this month.  This was so much fun to color with my Copic markers.

A Spellbinders die (Labels Twenty-Five) was used to die cut the image.  Nuvo Crystal and Glitter Drops were used to accent various areas on the image. White Blizzard was applied to the snow and icicles; a double application of Morning Dew was added to the ornaments (let dry between applications); Ruby Slippers to the pom-pom on the bird's pink hat and Bubble Gum glitter was added to the body of the hat.

For the next layer, I used the new Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Blue Topaz).  If you haven't used this product yet, you should definitely put it on your wish/want/NEED list 😀.  I love using embossing paste, but this is so much easier (even though embossing paste is easy to use) and so fun to use.  (It's really hard to describe.)

I placed a The Crafters Workshop stencil (Mini Aboriginal) onto white cardstock and then covered it with Blue Topaz glimmer paste.  After it was dry, I spritzed the cardstock with Dylusions Ink Spray (Lemon Zest).  The glimmer paste acted like a resist and wasn't effected.  This was die cut using the same Spellbinders die and then cut into thirds.  Tear-ific Tape was used to adhere all the layers together.

The sentiment is from a different Bugaboo rubber stamp set, Deer Duo.  I added more Blue Topaz to a white circle and let that dry.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Deer Duo set with Archival Ink onto the glimmer paste.  I used a marker to color in the letters on the ornaments (STOP).  This was pop- dotted for a bit more dimension.


Annie said...

Fabulous layers here Anne x love the stamp and stunning colours you have used

Tfs and best wishes
Annie x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love this little happy image Anne and the background and all the extra sparkle is so fun!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous image! You colored it perfectly!! The touches of sparkle are fabulous!! Love this, Anne!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Lori Kobular said...

Such an adorable image!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is just gorgeous Anne,love the design and fab colours
Kevin xx

Donna Ellis said...

Beautifully colored, Anne! I like that you colored the snow green to look like a bushy christmas tree! or is it snow that someone put food coloring on? or perhaps it really IS a bush with berries? LOL whatever, the colors are really amazing, and that frame is fantastic! Cutting it into three and off-setting it is a wonderful technique! I will be casing that idea for sure! huggers, de

Sherrie K. said...

Aaw, the winter birdhouse is adorable! I love all the fun sparkle to! Super fun design!
Have a great day!
Sherrie K

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Another gorgeous card! I love all the colors. I too agree that the glimmer paste is easier/funner to use but hard to describe!. Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration!