Speaking of busy, I got going with another new Hero Arts winter clear set - Winter Time Fun. An add-on to the October My Monthly Hero MMH) kit, it stands alone as as a versatile set. My MMH came the Saturday before I left for Vegas and I went crazy playing with the snowglobe of the kit (see that card here). So it didn't matter that the Winter Time Fun dies ended up being a bit delayed. I found them in my mail when I got home from Vegas on Sunday - yay!
Enough talk - here's my card which I made using this week's Merry Monday challenge from Sue to include a bird on your Christmas card:
Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts CM120 Winter Time Fun (trees, bird, sentiment, snow); CG697 Blizzard Bold Prints
Dies - Hero Arts DI133 Winter Time Fun Frame Cuts; Spellbinders Classic & Scalloped Ovals;
My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 20 (stitched rectangle); Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
Paper - Hero Arts Pine Layering Paper, unknown scrap of beige, Neenah Solar White, Anchor Paper robin blue, glitter ??
Ink - Ranger Embossing Ink, Ranger Archival Watering Can (Wendy Vecchi), Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen
Other - Copic Markers, Icy Stickles, foam tape, Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder
I just love all the sweet birds and animals in the Winter Time Fun set and the coordinating dies make creating a card a breeze. I stamped and die cut a pile of trees and birds, then colored them with Copics. I decided on a trio of trees with a single cardinal, then decided to arrange them on an oval. I stamped the blue oval with the falling snow stamp multiple times using the mini-MISTI and Ranger Embossing Ink, then embossed with Sparkle powder. I added a white bottom made by die cutting a white oval and then cutting the lower part with a stitched hillside (can't see the stitching after I covered it with trees). I actually trimmed down the bird a bit so the border wasn't so wide. I added Stickles to the snow on the trees for more sparkle.
Thanks for stopping and have a crafty day!