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Feathered Friends and Pine


Hi, Cindy here with my first post of November here on a2z Scrapbooking Supplies.   This month’s challenge theme is Winter.  And when I think of Winter, first thing comes to mind is Christmas and Pine tree.

I used images from two Hero Arts Digital stamps, Feathered Friends and Holiday Houses to create this set of cards.

First I calculated the pixel sizes of each of the images, then resized and copied them onto a new file size 8 1/2 by 11 inches (with same pixel measure of course).  I got four similar images so I could make multiple cards.  I printed it on white card stock.  You will notice there are some subtle differences, such as snow background on two, one of the pines are black.

I experimented with different mediums.  First I used the good old coloring pencils.  The larger ornament from an older set were stamped, colored and hand cut.


Next I used an inking stylus to ink my tree and paper pieced the birds, and embellished with sequins.


The third one I used Copic markers, and embellished the tree with twine and pearls.


I had lots of fun making these cards.  I hope you would try it too.  Here’s a group shot.



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5 thoughts on “Feathered Friends and Pine

  1. three wonderful cards Cindy – the little pieced birds are darling!

  2. What a sweet scene, Cindy! All three cards are just absolutely darling.

  3. Super cute, Cindy! I love that they each have their own ‘personality’ – and I love the CAS design!

  4. These are so inspiring. I love all the different ways you used the tree and those fab birds. Love the cards.

  5. Three really gorgeous cards, Cindy! Your coloring in all mediums is beautiful, and I love how you made each card special with your details!

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