I have a card to share that I made this morning for the Sparkle & Shine Challenge #22,
which was to be inspired by this wonderful photo:
I love that sweet cardinal!
I immediately knew that I would use my PTI Winter Woods set to make my card,
but I hadn't quite decided how I would create my background.
Then, this morning, I saw this card by the incredibly talented Kay Miller
and was totally inspired to create a similar background of watercolored snowflakes!
Here's my card:
I started by stamping the snowflakes from MFT's Snowflake Flurry stamp set onto
a piece of watercolour paper in stormy sea.
Then, I pressed some stormy sea ink onto my acrylic block, added some water and with a paint brush
applied the ink to each snowflake.
The watercolour paper looked a little too creamy with my white Winter Woods cover plate,
so I added more water to the ink and did a light wash over the whole panel.
Once this was dry, I stamped the sentiment (from Phrases and Praises) onto my
watercolour background and onto the diecut coverplate, separately.
I adhered the trees over top and added my stamped cardinal.
I matted everything on a piece of stormy seas cardstock.
A few Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets finish it off.
I'm also linking this up to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Create with Critters.
A bird is a critter, right?
Thanks for looking!