Dec 7, 2015

A Birdie-Style Christmas


Hello!  I’m still working on my Christmas cards.  It always seems to be more fun during the actual Christmas season.  Today I have three pretty birds looking festive in their winter garden.  This is Penny Black Joyful Birds, colored with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits.  And, of course, I added a good bit of frosty sparkle with Stickles Stardust glitter glue.


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I took a notion recently to figure how I could provide a decorative mat for a colored image without the usual frames or die cut layers.  Just looking for more space for the image, a certain degree of simplicity, and, you know, something different.  So I searched “borders” at Dies R Us and came up with lots of options for mixing and matching.  Today I’ve used:
Neither of these are Christmas dies, but they’re well suited to my birdies’ winter garden, and by cutting the leafy Dianna Border in gold glitter paper it adds to the air of festivity.  Simple and quick!  If any of these dies are out of stock at the time you’re reading this, please know there are many other options available.  I’ve been exploring a few, myself.

Come join us at the Challenge Blog.  You could get lucky and win a $10 gift voucher to the Dies R Us store.  The current challenge is “Christmas” and it’s on until noon Dec. 13.  Bet you’re making a Christmas card or two long about now, and maybe you’re even using die cuts on them.  That’s all it takes.  Link it up.  Someone is going to win the draw and it might as well be you!  Have a happy day!

--- Leslie ---

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