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Warm Wishes - Design Team Mondays!

Hi Everyone!

Jeny here, joining you today with a card that features the Holiday Blue Jay stamp set from Erin Lee Creative. When I first got this stamp set it was in late spring, and I’ve been saving it as the weather started getting cooler to create my first holiday card for my stash. The best thing about this set though is that you can use it all year round, and this sentiment is relatively holiday neutral.

I stamped the main image from the set in Copic friendly ink and then proceeded to color in the image with my Copics. I used four R shades for the Poinsettia. For the Blue Jay I looked up the colors on the internet to go as realistic as possible. I used BGs and B Copics and added some feathering to add depth over the bird’s “shoulders”. I also used my white gel pen to add some white highlights on the feathers and the eye, and my Sakura glitter gel pens to add a little shimmer. I also added a little Cool Grey on the branch.

I fussy cut out the image, and then edged it in a Memento Tuxedo Black marker to tidy up the edges.

For the background, I took a panel of white cardstock and stamped the Buffalo Plaid Background stamp in the same black ink. I stamped the main Blue Jay and flower image over the top to provide an outline to adhere my fussy cut image, which I then added with liquid glue.

I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in white on the centres of the poinsettias and on the mistletoe berries. I also added Sakura silver gel pen to the leaves and went over the top with Glossy Accents.

Finally for the sentiment, I stamped the ‘warm wishes’ in embossing ink on black cardstock, and heat embossed it in white before fussy cutting it out and popping it up on foam tape over the top of my image (after the drops had dried).

I have to say I just love the way these bright bold colors stand out from the black plaid background - this background is so versatile and really packs a punch -it’s fast becoming one of my faves in my stash! Leave me a comment letting me know your favorite ELC stamp!

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