With the cooler weather, my mind always turns to Christmas cards. Birds are one of my favorite images...when there's not a snowman. :-) The Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #78 this week is to use a bird on your card. That made me jump into action.
I was really wanting to make another hinged filigree card so I got out my new die set I've never used, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle. If you need more info on how to make these hinged cards, Becca at Amazing Paper Grace has a wonderful tutorial.
Joan Ervin had a fun challenge yesterday on Splitcoaststampers, TLC450: Make your own stencil was the technique to try. I have a Martha Stewart holly punch and it has berries that punch out so that was the stencil for my snow. I used the little berry holes to place over my sponging and fill in with with ink. Now, that's a cool technique.
Stamps-Fred, She Said Designs/Christmas Bird Series-Winter Chickadee (Digital image), Hot off the Press/Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, ColorBox/Frost White, VersaMagic/Sea Breeze
Accessories-Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle Die, Copics for coloring image, dimensionals, Martha Stewart holly punch for making snow stencil.