Saturday, July 28, 2012

MC July/12 - Cardinal Noel

Picked up this Heartfelt Creations stamp of a Cardinal in a Posy Branch on special at one of the stamp stores I frequent and wanted to use it right away... but decided to only use the bird part of the image and make it an Xmas card instead. Need to build up my stock Big Grin. Colored the bird with Prisma colored pencils.

Then I wanted to put him on some pine boughs/branches etc (I think Old Island Rubber Stamps) , so decided to make some silhouette images so I could cut them with my electronic cutter and then be able to place them anyway I wanted. Colored the stamp image with Distress Markers, misted lightly with water and stamped onto my cut out pieces. Touched the images with a water brush to cover a couple of the white spots and blend a bit.

My card is a side folded 5"w x 7"h and the embossing folder (Sizzix "Snowflake") I wanted to use was a 4x6 and the snowflake fell in the wrong area... so I just cut my folder apart and taped it closed on the opposite side, embossed the area I wanted through my machine, moved the design over a bit and used my rubber mallet to finish the embossing. Repeated the process for the bottom section. Then used my Scor-It board and did a few more embossed lines.

Stamped my word sentiment (Quietfire Design) with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. adhered my cut out stamped elements. Voila!!

You can click on image to see a larger version.

And it fits for these challenges:
Papertake Weekly  Make something of your own
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  #49 Polka Dots & Stripes
Digi Doodle Shops Best  #118 Stripes
Frosted Designs  Use only 1 word
2 Sisters Challenge   #102 Xmas in July


Anonymous said...

nice card! love your image. Thanks for palying with us at 2 Sister this week.
Hugs, Jill

KarinsArtScrap said...

lovely card.
thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

greetings karin DT member

Anonymous said...

Great card Yogi! Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week. Good luck!

Truly Lori said...

This card is just beautiful! I love the embossing on the white background against the beautiful coloring you did on your cardinal stamp. Your word "NOEL" is a very nice touch. Thanks so much for joining us over at the Frosted Designs blog for our Fabulous Friday challenge - One Word Title.

lalkygirl said...

what a fab CAS card ,love the embossing
thanks for joining us at digi doodle and good luck

ahlers5 said...

Very pretty card. Love the embossing. Thanks so much for playing along with us at 2 Sisters this week.

Robyn said...

this is a beauty- love what you did with the embossing folder. I need to take more risks!

Lorraine said...

Great crad Yogi. Thanks for joining this weeks Digi Doodle Shop Challenge.
Lorraine x

mandy said...

Lovely card Hun the embossing is fab!!

Thanks for joining is at 2Sisters Challenge

Hugs Mandy xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Loving this beautiful creation. So well designed, everything works together perfectly.
Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps.
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Jen Leeflang said...

I think your interpretation of the theme is super-clever - using the dots and stripes in the embossing!! Thanks for joining us at
Jen Leeflang
DT Lead : Digistamps 4 Joy

Scrappy Scatty said...

Love your card
Thank you for joining us at
Love Jan