Winter Robin

Simon Says Stamp | Peace On Earth

Hi everyone!

If you’re a card maker like me, you’re probably already working on the design for your Christmas or Holiday cards. I know, it seems a bit early, but really, October is the best time to finalize your design (or designs)! This gives you all of November to make the cards and to get them in the mail in early December, so they arrive on time. Can you tell I’ve thought this through?

To help you with your designs, over the next few days, I’ll be sharing a couple of cards I made using the new Winter Birds set from Simon Says Stamp. This set is part of their new Peace On Earth release and is absolutely gorgeous! Birds, berries, and the perfect sentiments – there are just so many options with this set! My card for today features a robin perched on a berry branch and surrounded by snowflakes. For this card, I used my Copic markers to get the basic colors and blends for the bird and the foliage, then added details using my Prismacolor pencils. With a bit of glitter in the snow and a touch of gold in the snowflakes and the sentiment, this card has the perfect amount of sparkle – and you can’t celebrate the holidays without a bit of sparkle, right?
Have you started planning your holiday cards? If you haven’t – or if you’re always looking for some great inspiration – be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp blog! You’ll find some amazing designs for the Peace On Earth release and much more! I Hope you have a wonderfully creative day!



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  1. Joan Lucht

    Beautiful card!! Love it!!

    • Jean

      Thank you so much!

  2. Sharon

    Luv this! Any chance you’re willing to list the Copic markers that you used? I’m new to Copic and need to know which ones to buy. Thanks so much for your help.

    • Jean

      Thank you! I’d be happy to share the Copic colors I used:

      Belly: W0, W1, W3, W5
      Bird feathers: E42, E43, and E44
      Red breast: YR21, YR18, YR23, and YR27

      Keep in mind that I also went over the areas with my Prismacolor pencils to add in details.

      Thank you again!


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!


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