Hi Bluebird Friends, Sara here!

Today it’s my turn over the Hello Bluebird Blog and I have a Christmas card to show you. I went out of my comfort zone, using many die cuts and creating a vintage look on this card.

I wanted to create a “partial” wreath on the left and bottom side, with a bigger sentiment on the upper left part of the card. I started die cutting many pieces from the Holly and Pine and the Pine Boughs. I used a combination of colored cardstock for the branches and the pines, and some white die cuts for the berries, which I colored with some Copics (E44 – R39 – R37 – R35). I also added some shadings with a detailed brush, darkening the pine cones and the leaves. I also die cut the bow (which comes from the Pine Boughs die) from a red glitter cardstock.

I started assembling all the pieces on a 5,25×5,25″ warm grey cardstock, in order to decide the position of the sentiment. The sentiment belongs to the Holiday Flurries stamp, I had to mask it in order to stamp only the “Christmas” word. I stamped firstly with red ink, then I used Versamark and Ruby Romance embossing powder by WOW!. I covered it and I splattered a lot of acrilic white to create some texture. I stamped the “merriest” word, which comes from the Merry Wishes stamp.

I also used a white pigment ink to stamp some of the leaves included in the Joy and Piece stamp under the wreath (they are almost covered by the die cuts). I attached all the pieces with liquid glue, I also added some glossy on the berries and some Stickles on the pine cones.

To complete the card, I matted it with a gingham red and grey patterned paper, you can reach the same effect with the Country Gingham Background Stamp. And here’s the finished result!

Thanks for stopping by, I really hope you will like the final result. I also would love to thank you all for the support all over the year and wish you and your dear ones a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

See you in 2023!

Hugs from Italy,