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.
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
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
Spellbinders Essentials cardstock – Fern, Rainforest,
Neenah Solar Crest 80 Ib
X-Press It Card
Wink of Stella
Ranger Archival ink – Periwinkle
Flower Shaping Tools
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