Hi everybody. Another Christmas card on kraft card using a mandala and also a pheasant from a set of freebies by Sheena Douglass which came as an extra set of stamps with a magazine quite a while ago, so I am assuming that these were ones which were left over from sales of the original older magazine, so they decided to put them in with another, so a very good deal indeed as these are lovely with three large mandalas and three bird images and also some sentiments and a little flower die too. This is a more seasonal looking one with holly and berries, and this and the pheasant haven't been used before.
I decided to stamp and emboss the mandala with WOW Opaque Bright White, and at first did think I would leave it like that but then I thought perhaps it looked a bit plain so I added some colour using my set of Lyra Graduate Pencils. I then used a piece of the leftover kraft to stamp the pheasant using Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink, and also coloured it with the pencils, fussy cut it out and also used some Pinflair Glue Gel when fixing it on the card, to give it extra dimension. The males are so beautifully coloured and where I live here in Somerset we see and hear them a lot. They are completely oblivious to everything around them and appear from nowhere sauntering across the road as though they have all the time in the world, and if you hoot to speed them up they usually stop dead and instead of hurrying towards the nearest hedge they then decide to head back in the opposite direction..lol. I decided to add the sentiment using Versafine Satin Red Ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss EP, and added a coordinating red mat before placing it on a 6" square white card.
Thank you for taking a look at my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Week 752 - Embossing Heat or Dry/Anything Goes.
CAS on Friday Challenge - No. 269 Animal.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - No. 53 Anything Christmas Goes.
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 151 Anything Christmas Goes.
Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge - No. 50 Anything Christmas Goes/Inspiration Board.
NBUS Challenge - No. 56 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Beccy's Place - Month of Holiday Cards Challenge - 'B' for Bird.