This card is for Stamping A to Z (T for Tim Holtz and Y for yellow). I wanted to try doing a Christmas card with yellow.
The background was made by applying Distress Stains to my craft sheet, misting with Perfect Pearls and water and then dipping watercolour paper into it. It was stamped with a text stamp. The bird and birdcage were die cut from grungepaper – the paper for the cage was covered with text paper first. The cage was inked with Distress Stain Antique Linen and Walnut Stain and misted with Perfect Pearls and water for shine. The bird was painted with crackle paint and when dry covered with Distress Stain Walnut Stain and misted with Perfect Pearls. The eye was done with black Enamel Accents. The patterened paper behind the bird cage was coated with Rock Candy crackle paint and then inked with Walnut Stain. Finally, the fragment was coloured with Stream, Sailboat Blue and Silver alcohol inke at the back and stamped with Stazon on the front.
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Supplies: Hero Arts stamps: Holiday Background CG324, Basic Lowercase Letters LL188; Tim Holtz Sizzix Caged Bird die; Distress Stain: Mustard Seed, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain; Distress Crackle paint Broken China, Vintage Photo, Rock Candy; Distress ink Scattered Straw; Alcohol ink: Stream, Sailboat Blue, Silver; grungepaper; Tim Holtz patterned paper; fragment; Kaisercraft rhinestones, old text paper; DMC floss.