greeting cards

Stained glass robins

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When I got this stamp, I did think that I would end up making more card variations with it — the stained glass style does lend itself to lots of different mediums and experiments — but then I didn’t actually need any more! By some miracle, I managed to make more cards than I ended up needing… But there is always next year 🙂

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I heat embossed the robins twice and coloured one with watercolours and the other with Zig clean color real brush markers. Luckily I had a circle die that was just the right size to cut them out. Then I cut some larger circles, coloured them with Distress ink, and layered the robins over them.

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I kept the background simple: just a panel of patterned paper with a little Distress ink along the edges.

I wasn’t going to put a sentiment on either of the cards, but then I misjudged placing one of the robins on the card base and had to add the banner to balance it out 🙄

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  • stamps:
    Pretty Quick – Christmas robin
    Clearly Besotted – mini basic banners
  • dies:
    Sizzix – circles 2
    Lawn Fawn – stitched circles
    Clearly Besotted – mini basic banners
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers:
    bright robin
    022 carmine red, 024 wine red, 031 cobalt blue, 036 light blue, 040 green, 047 may green, 052 bright yellow, 060 brown, 062 dark brown, 064 oatmeal
  • Daniel Smith watercolours:
    watercolour robin
    piemontite genuine, pyrrol scarlet, new gamboge, jadeite genuine, pthalo blue
  • inks:
    Distress inks – tea dye, bundled sage
    Lawn Fawn – lobster
  • embossing powder:
    Ranger – liquid platinum
    Judikins – detail silver
  • paper and card:
    Strathmore Bristol
    Watercolour paper
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable
    First Edition – paper pad – silent night
    First Edition – paper pad – gilded winter

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