Quirky Christmas Robin

Hi friends! Happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a great weekend so far! I’m delighted to welcome back the fabulous Debby Hughes as a guest to our blog with this delightfully adorable Quirky Christmas Robin card! Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!

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Hello it’s Debby here today looking at how to create a quirky Robin from leaf dies to stretch my supplies for the Holiday season. I die cut two of the Nature leaf dies from white card and started with the larger one blending in Apricot and Lipstick Red ink in to the Robin’s breast area and for the rest of the Robin I used Goldenlocks and Khaki inks. For the legs it was Sparrow ink, for the beak Sunshine and finally for the second leaf die cut acting as a wing I used Willow ink. A wiggle eye bought the little guy to life and then to dress things up a bit I added Wink Of Stella to the breast and wing followed by dots of white enamel accent on the breast area.

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Wink of Stella adds a lovely shimmer but I felt I needed to take things up a notch so rubbed Ranger Multi Medium Matte over the wing and then dunked it in a tub of Rock Candy distress glitter. I love the sugary look this glitter gives everything. Next I stamped the gorgeous Merry Christmas sentiment from the Christmas Essentials set and die cut around it with a Stitched Slope. On a panel blended with Lake Shores ink I mounted the sentiment snowy slope and Robin with foam adhesive and then decorated the panel with Snow Flurries snowflakes again dunked in Rock Candy distress glitter. I also added a few, appropriately named for this card, Robin’s Egg sequins too.

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To finish the card I added loop of twine and bow around the top of the panel and then mounted on a Fog card base. Well that’s it from me today; I hope you take a second look at your supplies to see if you can stretch their use for the coming season.

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks so much to Debby for being our guest!


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  1. I’m always amazed at Debby’s cards and awesome talent – this one is simply adorable! Love the new blog design too.

  2. Beautiful card! Love the techniques used and the ink blending. Never thought those colors would work for a Christmas card, but it looks absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing!

  3. So totally creative to make that Christmas robin that way. I just love the way you think and your little bird is so cute and adorable.

  4. Teeheheee! I love it!!! I don’t have the leaf dies but I think I could get away with a square and a corner rounder…. Hmmmm….

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