Holiday Birds by Maartje

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Hi everyone! With the Holiday Birds from the Christmastime release of Rachelle Anne Miller, I created this mini slimline card. These birds are so cute and funny, they make me smile. When I saw the birds, I imagined them being surrounded by pine needles. As it has been a while since I used my watercolors, I decided to watercolor the background.

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First I printed the Holiday Birds on Perfect Colouring paper and colored it in with my Copic markers.

  • Birds: E44, E43, E41, E50, R20, R30
  • Beaks: YR24, E37
  • Greens: YG17, YG63, YG61
  • Reds: R24, R22

After coloring, I fussy cut them so I could adhere them later on to the background.

For the background, I watercolored the pine needles with my Mijello Mission Gold watercolors. After adhering the birds, I stamped the sentiment to where the birds are looking at. To frame the scene, I matted it with Ground Coffee cardstock. As a final touch, I added details with a white gel pen.

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. Thank you for stopping by and see you next time!

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