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Good morning! Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving. Happy Black Friday! Have you shopped the Honey Bee SaleΒ for Black Friday? If you haven’t, go go go!! I won’t mind. Just come back when you’re done. πŸ™‚ It’s amazing…. save 25% on ALL Honey Bee brand products using code THANKFUL25.

I have a holiday card for you today using one of the darling little birds from Season’s Tweetings. To be honest with you, with this week being Thanksgiving (and my hubby was kind enough to share a nice little germ with me, so I’ve been laid up in bed the past couple of days) I wanted to create something fairly quick for my post today. We can always use quick, but cute, project inspiration, right? I wanted clean, simple, with that pop of red from the bird.

I started by die cutting one of the Stitched A2 rectangles from some plain white card stock. Here’s a fun little trick for you, one that I learned from my friend Lisa: Distress Oxide inks can be used to heat emboss. Isn’t that wild?! Instead of having a rainbow of colored embossing powders that might get flakes all over your project, you can just use your Oxide inks with clear embossing powder to get multi-colored embossing. For this project, I’ve taken it one step further and used pearl embossing powder instead of clear. It adds just a touch of shimmer to the embossing and creates a beautiful, unique color. I stamped the greeting from Season’s Tweetings using Lucky Clover Oxide Ink, then while it was still wet, embossed it with pearl embossing powder to create a pretty, almost spearminty color.

I have discovered that I love coloring critters using no-line coloring and my colored pencils, which is saying a lot for someone who used to loathe anything to do with critters. I die cut this festive birdie from Season’s Tweetings using regular white card stock, then stamped him with some very pale blue ink and colored with my Prismacolor pencils.

I needed something to “ground” my birdie, so I die cut a snowbank from some white card stock using the Hill Borders dies, then added some white snow writer to add some texture. I popped up the stitched panel using some dimensional adhesive and decided to stop messing with it haha!

Well, that’s all for me today! Be sure to head over to the Honey Bee shop to get your sale on!!! It lasts until Sunday, so you have time to ruminate over your purchases. πŸ˜‰ Have a marvelous Black Friday, friends!

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3 responses to “Clean and Simple with a twist.”

  1. What a fun and sweet card!!

  2. Laurie Page says:

    Which colored pencils did you use.

  3. DUMONTIER Marjorie says:

    Your card is fantastic ! I love the gorgeous font of the sentiment, the Distress Oxide pearl embossed is so cool, your no-line colored little bird is a real success and the texture on the snowbank looks so real !! Awesome πŸ‘ !