Hello friends! Today I have card featuring the Tweet Holidays stamp set from My Favorite Things. This set has the most adorable birdies all decked out for winter in their hats and scarves (because of course they are).
I thought that this particular birdie was posed just right for making snow angels. On a piece of kraft card stock tucked into the corner of my MISTI, I stamped the little bird using Grout Gray ink – I usually stamp at least twice more than usual when using a light ink like this on colored card stock because when it dries back, I often lose the image. I also leave the stamp in place in my MISTI in case I need to touch up the lines during the coloring process.
I colored this scene using Prismacolor pencils, starting with the bird. Next came the tricky part: the snow angel. Coloring snow is actually about coloring shadows in the snow. First I googled images of snow angles to get a sense of where the shadows typically settled. (And also because it’s been so long since I’ve made a snow angel, that I may have forgotten what they looked like, but let’s focus on the shadows, shall we?) Using a light blue pencil, I sketched in a general outline for the angel. Then I carefully built up layers of coloring, getting a little darker each time. I used a white pencil to blend and color in the rest of the snow. Outside of the angel, I used white pigment ink and a sponge dauber to blend in some soft snow. By this point, I had lost the little birdie’s legs under the snow, so I drew them in.
Once I was happy with the image, I used a 3 ¼” x 4 ½” stitched rectangle die to cut out the colored panel. I adhered it to a piece of coordinating dark red card stock (I think it may be a retired color, so I linked to the closed red I could find in the MFT shop down in the supply list). I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of that same red card stock, heat embossed it with white embossing powder, and trimmed it into a banner. I used foam adhesive to adhere these layers to a 4” x 5 ¼” stitched panel of kraft card stock. I adhered all of this to my A2 top-folding card base.
Prismacolor colors used:
Snow angel: 1023, 1086, 1026, 906, 901, 938
Blue bird: 906, 901, 1086, 942,1012, 914, 921, 938, 946, with 928, 924, 937 for scarf and hat
That’s it for this card. Thanks so much for joining me today! On Wednesday, I’ll be back on the MFT blog for my last post as a guest designer. See you then!
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