Monday, December 16, 2019


I mentioned before I won a gift certificate over at The Greetery a few months back and I took some time out right after I got them to test out different inks together to see what would work well together and when I showed my hubby he really liked this combo and said he really liked it so I saved my first time using it for his birthday card.

I did it a little backwards I should have stamped the bird first and then added the branches but I did the branches first so when it went to lining up the bird to sit on the branch, I was a tad off so I had to do some fixing but hubby liked it so that's all that matters.  I think I am going to purchase the die for these, it comes with four birds two larger and two smaller, and Betsy shows on her blog how to line them up for stamping using the dies, think it will make things even easier, but as you can see her layered stamps line up wonderfully, it takes 4 layers of stamping to make up this bird.

I didn't buy her branch set but used one I already had. It looked a little plain so I took some very small clear gems and colored them with markers to bring a little more color to the card.

The Greetery - Robin and Wren stamp set, layered stamps
Scrappy Cat - Vine Flourish, colored w/markers
Mark Richards - Crystal gems, colored w/markers

We made it home from church yesterday with no problem but hubby had to go to work in the afternoon and it was a very slippery ride, thankfully they worked on the roads while he was working and the drive home last night was much better he said, we are getting round 2 of snow and then mix of rain and snow, then back to snow this evening, so it will be another interesting day. Thankfully we don't have to get out :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Louca por porcelana said...

So beautiful and sweet!

Esther Asbury said...

Such a pretty birthday card. I love how you dressed up the branches with the gems -- Perfect finishing touch!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I just adore that bird and you did get the colors just exactly right. It looks great with the branch you have.

We are going to get some freezing rain this evening but I think we are missing the most of these storms. Hope you stay safe and warm!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely birthday card, I do like robins.

All the best Jan

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful bird and fabulous colouring.x

Donna Phelan said...

Betsy has the most beautiful sets! And you have worked your magic with this pretty bird! Glad he liked it!

Birgit said...

This is so beautiful Connie! The colors of your robin are just lovely and the berries you added to the branches are the perfect finishing touch. Congrats on your win at the Greetery. I'm glad you can stay safe at home through the bad weather. More crafty time! ;0)

Donna Ellis said...

Such a lovely bird, Connie, and darling sweetness. I am especially liking the blue distressing around the edge - like the appearance of sky without detracting the bird! Great idea! Merry Christmas, Connie! hugs, de

Debbie said...

this card is so pretty, i really love the colors you used!! and as i said, i am so jealous of your snow.

i'm glad your husband got home ok!!

Leslie Miller said...

This is absolutely beautiful, precious, and sweet! Love the colors of the bird, and the branches you used are perfect! I'm glad you made it home safely. I've seen a lot of pile ups on the news.