The greeting is part of the stamp set and is actually a straight line - I gently eased it into a curve on the acrylic block and then quickly stamped it before it could ping back. I wanted it to look as if the robin was singing (do robins sing? Everytime I see one with its beak open, it's guzzling food!) and everybody knows songs don't run in straight lines!
For the breast, I used a snippet of Cricut glitter vinyl. This is designed to use in Cricut machines to make iron on motifs for t-shirts and cushions, but that glittery red was perfect for a robin redbreast! And because stamping on the glittery front would have been tricky, the mirror image stamp in the set was exactly what I needed because it meant I could stamp on the BACK of the vinyl, cut out the shape and then place it frontwards way about on my little robin. Finally I used Stickles to give him some snow to stand on.
And a close up because it's always so hard to pick up sparkle with a camera:
Despite only using one tiny snippet, I really MUST share this at Pixie's Snippets Playground so Miss Di can see that I'm already playing with my new toy!
I'm also playing along with
AAA Cards - Glitter
CAS-ology - Simple
Fan-tastic Tuesday - it's cold out there
Speedy Fox & Friends - CAS with snow