Figured I should make a few more cards for Xmas, since it's fast approaching, but wanted something that's repeatable and easy. So stamped the Flourishes bird image (small one from the "Doves & Holly" set #69) onto some white paper. Drew a window with shutters and planter box and merged them all together, also added another holly leaf in an open space on the box, then printed it off (now it's a digital image). Colored it with Prisma colors and Derwent watercolor pencils, blending with my water brush. The brickwork and berries are red and the shutters are reddish tone. I added some Puff embossing but it didn't puff enough so went over it with Liquid Applique for the snow on the top of the bricks and window sills.
I had originally printed it directly to my card, but didn't like that, so die cut the image with a Spellbinders Label 8 die, dry embossed it and sponged some Distress Antique Linen around the edges. Layered that to a dark green cardstock that I cut with my Cricut in a size slightly larger than my die cut. Rubber stamped the words (Quietfire Design - "12 Days of Christmas" set) with black. Rubber stamped a couple of Holly leaves from the Flourishes set. Added some white dots with ranger's white Enamel Accents.
Layered the above elements to a main white card, embossed with the Victoria (37-1916) folder.
Click on card to enlarge. Enjoy
It also fits for a few challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Do something with a digital image other than just print and color
Craft Your passion #30 Anything Goes
Lexis Creations #26 Anything Goes
Wild Orchid #9 Classic Christmas (red, green)
City Crafter #29 Use a digital image
Everybody Art Challenge #115 Untraditional Christmas
Fresh Brewed Designs #21 Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #8 Xmas Inspired
Creative Cottage challenge #26 Embossing
Little Red Wagon #53 Use the color Red
Charisma Cardz #44 With love @ Christmas
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #90 Clean & Simple
Trimmie's C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #75 Dry Embossing
Bee Crafty #41 Christmas
Mark's Finest Papers #27 Holiday card
One Stop craft Challenge #104 Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs #66 Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #37 Christmas