Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Five little robins

I love this sweet Woodware robin stamp set that I won a couple of years ago in the playground. There are so many different poses and orientations, making them great for horizontal or vertical DL cards.

I've used 5 of the images for this card


I wanted a "torn edge" effect to the white panel, but it was too thick to tear so I used deckle edged scissors freehand so that the edge wasn't too regular. My deckle edged tearing guide still came in handy though as I used it with a fine marker to draw in the "earth", then stamped the sentiment, also from the robin set, below it.

I arranged the robins to fill the earth line then used the Misti to stamp them, stamping again onto red and brown paper, then paper pieced the coloured papers over the stamped images and backed the panel with more of the red paper. I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the robins' eyes.

I'm going to be putting this aside to send to one of my Twitter friends, but in the meantime I am sharing it at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown where this week's challenge is Paper Piecing.

8 comments:

  1. Love this image, Jane, great paper piecing. Clever idea to use your deckle edge tearing guide to draw the earth. xx

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  2. A fabulous card Jane, I love your fun robins.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  3. This is gorgeous Jane, the robins are so sweet and beautifully 'pieced'. The deckled edge and earth are just right too. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

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  4. These robins are so cute Jane, they make a great card.

    Sue xx

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  5. Love this card! Such cute robins and fab paper piecing. You have reminded me I have fancy edged scissors and the way you added the earth is genius! xxx

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  6. Great card and those robins are so cute! Pleased to hear that the fancy edge scissors got an outing again x

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  7. I love this card! You have used those stamps perfectly to create such an interesting image. And the torn edges finish off the card perfectly. Thank you for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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