Chisholm Bird Christmas & The Tree!

It was a fun day at The Ink Pad yesterday! I even got to meet one of my blog readers all the way from San Antonio, TX! We took a picture together but I never got the email with it so if you see this please send the picture again! It was drizzly most of the day but we still saw a lot of people! To celebrate Small Business Saturday (and Sunday!) The Ink Pad has 20% off everything in the store! If you are around there tomorrow stop by and tell them that I sent you! I had taken the train in so I got to have a nap on the way home. I figured that it would be difficult to find parking! I had some stew that Mum made and then came home and crafted for a bit before watching The Kingsman. It was a really good movie! Today and tomorrow I have a lot of craft stuff to get done, wish me luck!

Oh, as promised, here is a look at my very non-traditional black Christmas Tree! I love it! It’s nice and tall and skinny! Can you spot all of the initial ornaments that I have on there?

JK Christmas Tree 2015

The card that I made last night when I got home is today’s card! I used a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock for the base and some Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink and the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to crate the “sky” on the card. A piece of Mossy Meadow is cut out with the Chisholm Die and adhered to the card with Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive along with a branch cut from some Early Espresso using the Memory Box Branching Out Die. My bird is stamped in Simon Says Stamp Khaki and Lipstick Red Ink, for the final layer I used Versa-Mark and heat embossed it with Recollections Red Tinsel Embossing Powder. His feet are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and they are both cut out with the coordinating Frame Cuts dies. The feet are adhered with Multi-Matte Medium and the bird with Foam Tape. My greeting is stamped in Lipstick Red using the Simon Says Stamp Be Joyful Photopolymer Stamp Set along the bottom right. Finally a few Red Sequins from Michaels are adhered to the wreath and complete the card. I still think the Color Layering Bird is so cool and the wreath is fast becoming a favorite! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today and the peek at my very non-traditional Christmas Tree! Thank you very much for stopping by and I wish you all a very happy Sunday! πŸ™‚

Chisholm Bird Christmas-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Color Layering Bird & Branch Photopolymer (Hero Arts) and Be Joyful Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Khaki and Lipstick Red (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Red Tinsel (Recollections)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Coordinating Color Layering Bird & Branch Frame Cuts (Hero Arts), Chisholm Wreath (Simon Says Stamp) and Branching Out (Memory Box)

Embellishments: Red Sequins (Michaels)

Adhesives: Mulit-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s), Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

Piglet MAT

12 Replies to “Chisholm Bird Christmas & The Tree!”

  1. Cute card, Justin. Great job of coloring the sky and the embossing on the bird. Love your skinny non-traditional tree. Have a great day crafting.

    1. Thank you HJ! I think that the sky on the card makes all the difference! Glad that you like buy tree too! I had a wonderful day! Hope that you did too! πŸ™‚

  2. Great tree! Love some of the ornaments. Is that a train I saw on it? And starbucks cups? Love it!
    Also Great card! Birds get me every time. I love the way you sponged the blue sky just around the wreath. It gives an awesome effect.

    1. Thanks Gerri! Yes, you see a train! I used to collect the Hallmark ones! Lots of Starbucks cups, collect them too! Glad that you like the card too! I do love a bird myself! I think that the sky makes the card, it was so boring without it! πŸ™‚

  3. Where did you find a black tree? Awesome.Love the Starbucks ornament! Great card, Love your coloring in the bird. Wwll Mojo never found me yesterday, oh well. Today my last two kids are going back to school. I need to get three plates made. Silhouette out and ready to go. Oops, out to breakfast first!

    1. I got my tree at Michaels Linda! The Starbucks ornaments are fun! I like the Stamp Layering sets from Hero! My Mojo has been shy lately too! Hope that you enjoyed breakfast and that you got some crafting done! πŸ™‚

  4. Hey Justin, what a cute tree! We used to have a skinny one just like that – not black tho…love the Starbucks cups too! It doesn’t feel like Christmas to me – this year went way too fast, I think I must be still stuck somewhere back in April, lol! Cute card, love the shading behind the birdie πŸ™‚ Have a great day Justin xoxo

    1. Hi Kelly!
      Thanks! I need a skinny one with my tiny apartment! LOL! Love the black, have wanted one for a while! My Starbucks cups are some of my favorite ornaments! I agree with you, I’m still stuck in August! Glad that you enjoyed the card too! Hope you are having a good time! XOXO πŸ™‚

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