It's "Christmas In July" over at High Hopes Stamps! I have lots of friends that have birthdays in December, so instead of making this a "Christmas Card", I decided to make it a birthday card! High Hopes "Lil' Snowbird" is beyond adorable and perfect for one of my Besties!
To start, I stamped my image onto Copic friendly paper and coloured it in with my Copic Sketch markers. I am using papers from the Bella Blvd. "Santa Squad" 6x6 collection. I chose papers from this designer collection that didn't scream Christmas and they were perfect for my Birthday theme. Using a Gina marie Double Looped Oval die, I cut out the coloured image. I thought the High Hopes "Bird Told Me" sentiment was perfect for this image! A white gel pen was used to make polka dots on her bow and mitts to match with the ribbon bow I made. Some Stickles and glitter pen add that touch of sparkle I love so much!
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20, R22
Hair: T6, T7, T9
Outfit: RV55, RV66/ YG01, YG03, YG17
Bird House: E25, E29, Y35, Y38
Bow: R35, R37, R39
Snow: B0000, B000, B00
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