Monday, August 22, 2016

BSS IDEA - Christmas in August

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea. 

I suppose with all the HOT weather we have had this summer, Christmas
is the farthest thing from your mind.  But, if you want to make your
Christmas cards, you need to get started early, and the store is
brimming with new stamps and dies.

I chose this wonderful stamp and die set from Stampendous.
The stamp set includes three birds, the berry branch, the holly sprig
and a free stencil of the tree.

The die set includes the bird dies and the holly sprig die.

Stamp Set - StampendousWinter Tweets (CR55092)
Inside Sentiment Stamp - Northwoods Rubber Stamps
Die Set - Stampendous - Winter Tweets (DC55092)
White card base is 41/4x51/2inches
Paper - White, Red, and light Blue card stock
I stenciled the tree onto the side of the card
with a finger sponge using grey and black ink
Added white embossing powder to areas I wanted
snow using a Versamark embossing pen.
Stamped the berry branch several times and colored in
with Copic marker
Bird was colored with Copics and cut with the die set.
Popped him up on the branch.
I  used a Color Box cat eye ink pad to brush
across the card to look like blowing snow.
A white Sharpie Poster Paint Marker to dot the card
for the snow effect.

What a fun set these little birds are.  The other little birds
look like a robin and a chickadee.

No time like now to start thinking about making your
Christmas cards.

Don't forget, the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff will have
a booth at the Scrap and Stamp Show at the Hamburg
Fair Ground on Saturday and Sunday.  Sharon has
discount tickets in the store, and she always has
a lot of new stuff at the show.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day
Until later........


Sue said...

Hi Sue, Loving the card.

It is hard to think about Christmas, but when you consider a lot of people get paid at the end of each month, that's only four payments before December.

Hope you have a lovely week. Sue

Sandra H said...

Ooooh this is so lovely x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Sue, lovely cardinal bird image, fabulous colours and design, love it Kate x

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeousssssss Sue, love it.

I hope you put it in my christmas facebookgroup.

Gr Karin

cotnob said...

A beautiful Christmas card Sue, a gorgeous image and lovely colouring.

Donna Hanley said...

I adore this card and can't wait for the cooler/colder weather. That looks to be a terrific set. I also love the inside of your card with your sentiment and your edges. Have yourself a great day today.

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful cardinal image, Sue. I may NEED that set with stencil and dies. Your artwork is stunning! The cardinal has a sweetness to it. Beautiful layering of color medium! Gorgeous. Hugs, de