For my project I starteed with a plain wood plaque in the shape of a Bird or Cardinal. It came with a wire branch and simple holly leaves. I painted it white and distressed it with Ranger Distress Inks, Antique Linen and Tea Dye.
I made some Pinecones in this grouping using our Fence die! I cut 2 lengths of fence from chipboard, and rolled them. I used Scrap Happy Glue and dipped them in Diamond Clear You're So Fine Glitter to give them an icy look.
I accented with aother pine cones and berries, and finished iwth a nice Twill Red/White stripe bow!
The really fun part about this project is the center - I masked off a circle and first sponged in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Than I stamped the Pine Bough stamp in Staz-on Timber brown, I accented the pine leaves with my Distress Markers in Peeled paint, and took my White Gel Signo Pen to add some highlights to the Pine Cones. To soften the edge of the circle I 'doodle' drew lines around the edge with my Black Pen. Finally I took the phrase 'Merry Christams' from my Christmas Tidings set and 'curved' in my block before stamping in black around the curve of my circle. It came out a bit stark at first so I took my distress sponge from lil Inkerz kit and pounced some more cream die ink on it and all over my cardinal. The beak needed a bit of attention so I tore a piece of Bazzill tissue weight paper, and applied it with Scrap Happy Glue. Another cluster of smaller pine cones, berries and skinny stripped ribbon finishes the top!
That's it- be sure to check back on The Rubber Cafe' blog here- to see what else we have!
Thanks and have a good week!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Pine Bough, Christmas Tidings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sta-zon Timber brown, Ranger Distress inks, Tumbled Glass, Antinque Linen, Tea Dye, Distress Marker, Peeled Paint, White cloud paint Dauber, Clear snap Cream cat eye
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Misc pulled apart greenery, wired leaves, berries, pinecones, and jingle bells Ribbon, You're so Fine, Diamond Clear Glitter
Tools and Dies: Spellbinders - Fence die! for The Rubber Cafe', Lil Inkerz