Sunday, December 25, 2022

Let it Snow - Try Stampin on Tuesday #587

 Today certainly has been a snowy day - probably the first white Christmas we have had in a long time. This wintry blast has kept most of us home because with high winds, blowing snow, poor visibility and dropping temperatures, a lot of the roads /airports/train stations etc were closed. My sister and her husband spent two days on the floor of Vancouver Airport trying to catch a plane to Singapore.

I kept thinking of the poor birds trying to stay warm with all that blustery wintry weather. My card for the sketch challenge with TSOT  features a winter robin from the stamp set “Perched in a Tree” trying to stay warm on a snowy day.

Usually robins fly south for the winter, but occasionally some robins stay behind. The robin on this card is one of the ones who stayed.

The robin was coloured with watercolour pencils and a blender pen .  It was then die cut using the specific die from the “Aspen Tree Dies” and placed on a snow covered branch.  The snow was made using Liquid Appliqué. Behind the bird is a 3” die cut Starry Sky circle upon which is adhered a “Wonderful Snowflake”.  Behind the circle is a horizontal 3” strip of white glitter paper.

Two notched banners in the upper left corner have 3 dots of white pearlized enamel added to them. 

The sentiment  from Frog’s Whiskers Ink is stamped with Starry Sky” Ink and matted with Starry Sky cardstock.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Perched in a Tree, sentiment (Frog’s Whiskers Ink”)
Inks: Black Memento, Watercolor Pencils ( Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight), Starry Sky
Papers: Starry Sky, Snowflake Specialty Vellum, Basic White
Accessories: Liquid Appliqué, Aspen Tree Dies, Blender pen, Pearlized Enamel (white), Magnificent Snowflake, Dimensional


stampingvickisvisions said...

Love your bird and snow to follow the sketch and theme. Great job, thanks for joining us at Try Stampin on Tuesday!

Donna Scholz said...

Maria, what a beautiful winter card! Love the sparkly snow background you created, and how you use our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us for our last challenge of 2022!!! -Donna