CASS | Seasons Tweetings

Valentine’s is almost upon us, but we’re thinking ahead with our always anything Christmas goes challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’. This month we’re welcoming some new members to our team – I hope you’ll head over to greet them, and be inspired by their fabulous creations.

I’ve gone very clean and simple with my card which uses a new-to-me stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn. I started by stamping the three adorable birds and the branch from the Winter Sparrows stamp set onto a snippet of white card. I used Hero Arts’ Caramel ink for the branch, and MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink for the birds.

Next I coloured in my bird images. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to do my colouring. For the birds themselves I went with bright yellow, and a touch of darker yellow-orange for their beaks. I then used navy blue shades to colour their accessories. Once the colouring was completed I cut all of the elements with the coordinating dies and set them to one side.

Next I worked on creating my background panel. I used the same blues I’d used on my birds and also bought in one shade just a step lighter. I worked from darkest at the outside towards lightest at the bottom and centre of the panel. I worked in layers until I was happy with the coverage. I then added stars by applying dots with white gel pen as well as a glitter gel pen.

I used my paper cutter to slightly trim down my background panel. In hindsight I probably would have let it be a little taller than it ended up. I then adhered the die cut elements with Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue onto the starry panel.

Using the focal panel as a guide I stamped my sentiment from the same Winter Sparrows stamp set with some navy blue ink. I then adhered the focal panel below it. As a final touch and to tie in the yellow of the birds a bit more, I added some bright yellow Love From Lizi peel-offs around the edges of the focal panel.

I enjoy making CAS cards. This one I struggled with a little as I kept feeling like it needs to have something else added to it. I resisted the temptation though, and I do think that the design works well as it is. I really like how well the colours go together, and though they may not be traditional Christmas colours they still have a nice Christmas feel on this card.

Love,

Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

Addicted to CAS – Birds

CAS(E) This Sketch – Sketch

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ – Anything Christmas Goes

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas and Optional

Less Is More – Navy and Yellow

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Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)

Chris

Donna

Rocky

Shona

Susan

Tammy

Tracey

Tristan

Wendy


10 thoughts on “CASS | Seasons Tweetings

  1. Oooh, this is so cute ! I love your non traditional colours Christmas card, Charlotte ! These birdies are so adorable singing their Xmas carol. A fabulous CAS take on our colour challenge. Love it. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

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