One of the most recognisable Christmas animals in the world is the robin. In fact, robins were one of the most popular Christmas card image choices in the Victorian era! If you’re also a fan of the festive bird, you’re going to love this project.
Using our Christmas Build-a-Character Stamp & Die set, this card features a sweet little robin, perched on a branch. It’s a simplistic card, so it’s great for beginners in cardmaking, and we also think that kids would love building up the robin from the die-cut pieces.
You will need:
- Festive Robin Build-a-Character Stamp & Die
- 6″ x 6″ green card base
- Card in light brown, dark brown, red, green, gold and white
- Stitch Edge Circle Nesting Dies
- 5″ x 7″ Holly Vine Swirls Embossing Folder
- Collall All Purpose Glue
- Small 3D Foam Pad Kit
- Spectrum Noir Alcohol Proof Inkpad in Noir Black
- Red ribbon
Begin by die-cutting two circles from the Nesting Die set – a large one in gold and a slightly smaller one in white. Adhere the largest one to the centre of your green card base with the smaller white circle on top.
Die-cut the robin pieces from the relevant shades of card – light brown for the body and wing, red for the breast, dark brown for the branch and twigs, green for the leaves and gold for the beak.
Layer and adhere the branch pieces on to your card first, followed by the robin pieces, making sure that the feet slightly overlap the branch to make it look like its perched. You can also use a piece of adhesive foam behind the wing for a bit of dimension.
Die-cut the sentiment from gold card, then adhere this on the white circle.
Tie a length of red ribbon into a bow and adhere it on to the white circle, slightly off-centering it for a fun finish.
We hope you liked this sweet little fella! Make sure you show us your completed cards on Facebook UK, Facebook USA, Twitter, Instagram UK, Instagram US, Pinterest UK or Pinterest US using the hashtag #crafterscompanion.