A Kiwi Holiday Card

Kia ora Koutou

Today I have another non-traditional New Zealand themed Christmas card featuring a Tui to share with you. The Tui is a bird native to New Zealand and it is very distinctive with very dark almost black feathers and a tuft of white features on it’s chin. We have a lot of Tuis where I live and one time I counted about 40 to 50 birds in a kowhai tree having a feeding frenzy but they can be noisy and at times drive me nuts!! You can find more information about the Tui here.

For my card I have combined Heartfelt Creations decorative dies and papers with Spellbinders, Honey Bee Stamps and Amazing Paper Grace dies to created this card. The full list of products I used is listed after the photos. I was very happy with how this card turned out as the colours worked perfectly together to coordinate with the purple and blue bird. I have also used Wink of Stella on the bird to add some sparkle and replicate the iridescent blue/purple feathers.

Products Used:

Heartfelt Creations Holiday Star Paper Collection

Heartfelt Creations Luxe Silver Cardstock

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper 

Rajni Chawla’s Flower Shaping Paper 

Heartfelt Creations Elaborate Oval Frame

Heartfelt Creations Starry Holiday Greetings Stamp and Die set – die cut the sentiment from the Holiday Star Paper Collection and another plain sentiment.

Rubber Stamps by Montarga 1999 Tui on a Flax Bush

Spellbinders Sealed Holly Sprigs Dies

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month – Pop up 3D Vignette Sleigh 

Honey Bee Stamps: Lovely Layers – Winter Greenery

Amazing Paper Grace Grand Cinch and Go Flowers

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Red Berry

Spellbinders Silver Pearls

Foam squares

3D Crystal Lacquer

Bearly Art Glue

Wink of Stella

Memento ink – Tuxedo Black

Altenew Obsidian Pigment ink

Copic Markers – B99, B24, BV10, BG5,BV08, V09, V17, E29, E25, E99, E31, G99, G94, YG25, YGO6

White gel pen

Foam squares

Spellbinders Essentials cardstock – Fern, Rainforest, 

Neenah Solar Crest 80 Ib 

X-Press It Card

Copic Markers

Wink of Stella

Ranger Archival ink – Periwinkle

Flower Shaping Tools

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