When I see little red birds, I always think of one of my aunts – not sure, but it always makes me smile. Today I turned a “chickadee” into a red bird, and used a new technique – cracked Utee. I stamped the next to the smallest snowflake from the Christmas Glamor stamp set, with Iced Spruce ink. Then I punched it out with the ¾” punch. I covered the image in Versamark Ink, and then covered it with Utee, and heated it until it melted. While the enamel was still hot, I covered it in Utee and heated it again. I repeated this process, heating three layers of Utee on each snowflake. Once cool, I cracked the image and rubbed Iced Spruce ink into the creases.
You will also notice that instead of coloring the background of the stamped image, I choose a coordinating paper, stamped the same bird image and cut out. Then I layered my bird upon the printed and white stamped images. So the bird image was stamped three times, once on the die cut white paper, once on a coordinating print and again, on a scrap of white paper. Now, some folks can probably color the background beautifully, but it was quicker for me to fussy cut – it is just whatever you are good at, cutting or coloring.
Cardstock: (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Snowed In 6X6 paper pad) My Mind’s Eye, (Forever Christmas Card Paper Stack) Hot Off the Press
Stamps: (Christmas Glamor) TPC Studio, (Chickadee) Stampendous
Ink: Distress Ink (Iced Spruce) Ranger, (Tuxedo Black) Memento, (Versamark) Tsukineko
Copics: R24, R27, R29, Y17, BG78, C00, C1, C2
Other: (Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large) Spellbinders, (Utee Thick Embossing Enamel, White Embossing Powder) Ranger, (Uniball white gel) Signo, (Distress Stickles in Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters, Tarnished Brass) Ranger, (Bakers twine – brown) Papertrey Ink, (¾” punch) Stampin Up