Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Free Downloadable Decoupage Sheets - Christmas Robins

As Christmas is just around the corner here's a quick and easy Christmas card project for you. We've really enjoyed making the samples and there are two free downloadable sheets at the end of this post.

A4 half fold card - 'from our family to yours'
The background was made using our Hero Arts 'Leaf Flourish' wood mounted stamp and VersaFine Onyx black ink.
The ribbon is 6mm wide red grosgrain (a favourite of ours).

Applying Glossy Accents to the eye gives the robin it's typical bright eyed look
These cards are very easy and quick to make and the ribbons give them a real touch of luxury.
The holly was simply punched from lime green light weight card, using our large holly punch, and edge-tinted with VersaColor 'Tea Green' Add berries using a red marker and finished off with Glossy Accents. Alternatively you could use small red gemstones.  
This card uses our 16mm red grosgrain ribbon, bows are not always necessary, with some of the wider ribbons a knot can be just as effective and much easier!
Here we used our red satin 'baby ribbon', it's a small card and so the delicate baby ribbon suites it perfectly.

Or just keep the cards simple by mounting the images onto coloured card.

We've kept the outlines very simple so there's no fiddly cutting out.

Click on the sheets below to open full size then save.

Finally - here are links to three wonderful sites with information on our beautiful native Robin:
RSPB - Robins
BBC Wildlife - The secret life of the robin leaving the nest
Arkwildlife - Robin

Thanks for visiting and have fun!


  1. This looks great, thanks for sharing your idea's with us.

    Hugs Yvon.

  2. Congrats on your new site Elaine! I've favorited it so I'll be sure to pop back in!

  3. Love it! Those oval sentiments are fab!

  4. Lovely! The robins are very cute. Thanks very much for the freebies.

  5. Wow, love the robins and your cards using them. How easy is this! Thank you so much. I've put you in my reader so I can keep updated. Cool how you gave us a couple of info link on the robins.

  6. wow theses are fabulous thankyou!


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