Holly Tweet

Robin on holly Heather Telford

Today’s card is a larger than usual square card stamped with the new ‘Holly Tweet’ stamp. I only wanted one bird so I inked and stamped the holly part several times with distress stains taking care to wipe any water or stain off the bird part of the stamp before each impression. On the last impression I inked the bird as well. The stamp is a sketch style outline stamp so I pulled colour from the outline as well as adding colour with a brush. Once the stamping was dry I painted the snowy hills in the background and stamped some pale trees in the same colour as the sky. I added a few bars of music to frame the scene. A sentiment would easily fit in the top right corner but I decided to leave it blank; sometimes it is nice to send a little painting on the front, leaving all the words for the inside. To see the versatility of the stamp visit the PB blog and check out Pete Roven’s gorgeous card. I am in awe of her fussy cutting and the way she skillfully layers papers and dies to build beautiful scenes.

Stamps:  Holly Tweet, Prancers, Music Background (PB)
Inks: Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Festive Berries, Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Frayed Burlap, Barn Door, Black Soot, Vintage Photo distress stains/markers(Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Deep Green cardstock
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid

12 Comments on “Holly Tweet”

  1. craftytreen says:

    Heather, this is lovely. it almost made me want to do a Christmas card. i’m so close to being reorganized in my craft room. i’ll be ready soon. thanks for the lovely card. sweet little bird. I love birds.

  2. Liz in NH says:

    Terrific! I caught my breath at the trees stamped in the same blue. Thanks for pointing them out. I’d never have thought of it, and been able to get that soft misty look. Love the music, just another example of how inspiring your pieces are. Thanks, Heather!

  3. Such a beauty! The addition of the music finishes it of wonderfully!

  4. Maria says:

    Love the card Heather !

  5. smilynstef says:

    Wow … what a stunning holiday design.

  6. littledebbie4 says:

    you make this look so easy but I know it isn’t – i’ve tried – #wish i had your skills

  7. Sally H says:

    Gorgeous card, Heather! Beautifully stamped

  8. Vicki B says:

    It’s another winner! Lovely scene!

  9. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather, this is GORGEOUS! Your colors are amazing, and what a scene! Stunning work, my friend! You never disappoint!

  10. Pat says:

    This is another gorgeous card Heather and I adore the PB little bird and holly and the way you have made a prettily coloured watery scene and added the little bits of music to the background. x

  11. Lindsey says:

    I especially like the hint of music in the corners. So pretty! And I really should get back to making Christmas cards…

  12. memalagene says:

    Awesome scene! I love the music, brings the bird sound to the card!

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