Challenge: SSS Wednesday Challenge and Concord & 9th Christmas Challenge

 Posted while finishing the last episode of Season 7 GOT (sniff, sniff)

Posted while finishing the last episode of Season 7 GOT (sniff, sniff)

I combined a couple die cuts (banner and bow) from the Concord and 9th Love Notes Envelope Dies with this adorable Happiest of Holidays stamp set from Winnie and Walter. I stamped the bird home in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink because I had planned to color it with Copics. I ended up coloring it with a combination of Prisma colored pencils and a little extra blending with a Zig marker. I originally colored the cardinal with colored pencils as well and fussy cut it out. I added Nuovo crystal drops to the bird and the color bled so I ended up using one that I had colored with Copics and originally decided not to use. It coated with Nuovo drops much better and I love how he turned out!

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I used the Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned letters to stamp the Home in Versamark ink then heat embossed it with Stampin up! copper embossing powder. The "for the holidays" and holly are from the Winnie and Walter stamp set. The window for the card frame was die cut from watercolor stock to give it a little more texture and thickness from the Neenah stock I stamped the birdhouse on. I added some snow with Nuovo drops and foam mounted it to the card base / frame.  Thanks so much for checking out my project for these two challenges!