Good morning and happy Wednesday to you! For the next 8 weeks JustRite will be featuring all of their new sets and maybe even a surprise or two along the way! They have some fabulous holiday sets out and believe me before you know it the holidays will sneak up on us! So this year, be prepared and get a head start on those holiday cards! (Cuz I am definitely one to talk....I am always so prepared! LOL!) For today's hop I chose the Backyard Bird's set. I colored the two cardinals and the ribbon with Copic colors, . Both were cut out and Crystal Effects was then added to them. I placed the cut out cardinal on top of the other cardinal using a foam square. The background was airbrushed with B0000 and BG01. The pine cones were colored with E31, E35, and E37 . The evergreen branches were colored with G00, G85, YG63, and YG95 . To create a matte for the image I cut out the center of a small doily and accordion folded the perimeter. I then smashed it down....gently, and added the cardinal image on top of it. The Kraft paper is from Papertrey Ink and was cut using Spellbinder's Label Ten . I hand stitched the perimeter with cream thread. Buttons were added as well.
I applied liquid applique to the branches, and while heating it up, I sprinkled glitter to it. Not sure who the paper is by....it was a scrap in my scrap pile.
JustRite is offering a free shipping coupon code--
for September 8, 9th,10th-- please enter this code into the promotional code box at checkout CBHOP1 , the offer will expire at midnight PST and is only good for orders shipped within the United States and its Us Territories.
Would you love some more Christmas inspiration? Head on over to the rest of the talented DT! They are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
Michele Kovack < --------- ME! : ) Barb Schram