Practicing Creativity

Blue Bird Christmas Wreath Card

The Christmas Birds digital stamp pack from Pretty Grafik is only $0.99. For that $0.99 you get ten different stamps (of which this bird wreath stamp is one) in both JPG and PNG formats, so twenty total. I like having the PNG option, especially with simply drawn stamps like Pretty Grafik's. The PNG option allows you to layer the stamps and create multiple scene scenarios – getting more creative bang for your literal buck. That's exactly what I've done on these Sushi and Cactus birthday cards. If you're unfamiliar with the PNG format – what it is and how to use it – this What is a PNG Digital Stamp File post can help.

The patterned paper is not Christmas, it's from Folia's Motivblock Folklore paper pad. There's no sentiment on the outside of the card, but I figure it's pretty obvious what it's for. I didn't think much embellishment was needed, but I did add a little red ribbon to dress it up. I seem to be using less and less embellishments lately.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Folia's Motivblock Folklore paper pad
Digital stamp – Pretty Grafik Christmas Birds 
Dies – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – ribbon
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: Bird – TB1, 2, 3; Ribbon – CR1, CR3, CR7, CR8; Berries – CR10, Holly – DG1, 2, 3, 4; Greenery – YG1, 2, 3; Bells – IG 2, 4, 5.

I'm linking up with: Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #146 – ATG, Artsy Stamper #28 – Critters, Dream Valley Challenge #237 – Lots of Layers (there are 6 on this card including the ribbon), PIP Challenge 2046 – ATG, and Use Your Stuff #410 – Tic Tac Toe (Circles, Your Favorite Color (blue is one), Design Paper).

13 comments

  1. Super cute card! I love your coloring! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    JoyWilsonInk
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

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  2. What a gorgeous card. I love that bright blue and such lovely coloring. Thanks for joining our tic tac toe challenge at Use Your Stuff! Hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator

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  3. What a beautiful card. Your choice of color is amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

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  4. Hi Shani, a sweet Christmas card and love the use of the non-Christmas paper, it suits the colours of your image perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

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  5. BEAUTIFUL coloring and design! LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog! Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you again next challenge!

    Darlene
    ARTSYSTAMPER CHALLENGE
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop by for a visit.

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  6. WOW this is such an adorable card. And I love the papers you used. Great coloring also. Thanks for joining us at ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS
    Good luck and we hope you join us again soon
    Hugs, Barbara - DT member

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  7. Love your blue bird and the blue patterned paper!!! The paper is so pretty and your coloring amazing.

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  8. Awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at UYS.

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  9. So colorful and sweet! The ribbon's the perfect touch. xoxo

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  10. Adorable! Gorgeous papers too, they work perfectly....even if they're not Christmas!

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  11. What a pretty design. The gorgeous image gels so beautifully with the lovely backing papers.

    Thank you for sharing in our Lots of Layers challenge at Dream Valley.

    Lin
    Dream Valley

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  12. This is absolutely stunning! . Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

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  13. Beautiful image and paper - a really pretty card.

    Thanks for joining us at the Use Your Stuff Challenge.

    Helen x
    GDT

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