Hi Bluebird Friends, Sara here!

Today it’s my turn over the Hello Bluebird Blog and I have a Christmas card to show you, featuring the new released Merry Carolers stamp. If you haven’t seen the release yet, you can find it here! And I think this is a must have set, I absolutely love all the critters singing.

I firstly began with the background, since I knew I would have splattered some acrilic paint and this would have taken a bit to dry. So I ink blended a 5,5″x5,5″ white cardstock using Regular Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire, Prize Ribbon and just a bit of Shaded Liliac at the bottom. I then splattered some Copic Opaque White (that’s the only one that stays white and doesn’t absorb the colors under it). I just let the panel aside to dry and I moved into the critters.

I stamped all of them on some Neenah Solar White cardstock, since I planned to do some Copic coloring. I carefully colored them all using the combos listed below:

  • Street Lamp: T10 – T8 – T6 – T4
  • Street Lamp’s wreath: BG78 – G46 – G43 – G40 | R89 – R46 – R37 – R24
  • Bunny: E23 – E13 – E21 – E30
  • Polar Bear: W6 – W4 – W3 – W2 – W1
  • Fox: E17 – E97 – YR12 – E30

  • Squirrel: E18 – E17 – E15 – E13 – E30
  • Moose: E44 – E43 – E42 – E41 – E40 | E79 – E74 – E71
  • Deer: E39 – E37 – E35 – E55 – E30
  • Scarves and gloves: BG78 – G46 – G43 – G40 | R89 – R46 – R37 – R24 – R22

I then die cut everything with the coordinating die set and I started assembling the scene.

I realized I wanted some sort of ground, I initially thought I would have attaced the critters directly to my ink blended background. So I used the newest Snowy Countryside Square Scene and I used only the first white layer, as well as the kraft frame. I also die cut the scripty “FALALA” from the Christmas Words #1 die, using some gold sparkly cardstock. I layered a white one behind in order to create some sort of shadow.

I used a combination of liquid glue and foam tape to attach everything, I also stamped the sentiment in the bottom part and some music notes in the air.

And here’s a finished look!

Thanks for stopping by, I really hope you will like my inspiration! See you next month!

Hugs from Italy,