Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Winter "Wonderland"

I just adore the the unique birds from the Bird Assortment clear set stamp from Amy Smyth/Inkadinkado. They just have the best expressions! I used this cardinal stamp to make a slightly ironic "Warm Wishes" card:

The bird and matching branch were stamped in black Memento ink and colored with Copics. The sentiment (I can't remember where I got it, but it's my favorite holiday sentiment) is stamped with a green pigment ink. I added some icicles to the branch with Glossy Accents.

The scalloped ovals were cut with dies. I painted the larger oval with Glossy Accents. The background is embossed in my BigShot, and I inked the embossed part with watermark ink and heat-embossed it with clear powder, to complement the icy elements. I finished the card with some lovely white leaf ribbon.

Christmas at Sweet Stampin': Christmas Critters
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas Goes
Stamping Sensations: Things with Wings

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  1. Excellent card, love the embossing too.Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  2. A very eye catching card and he embossed background really added lovely interest.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  3. Very pretty card. Love all the white background and then this beautiful bird as the center of attention. Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month and I hope you'll stop back on October 8 because I KNOW you will like our next challenge, too! Hugs, Gail

  4. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for September - hope to see you again soon x

  5. A fab creation, CG! Gorgeous colouring and such a quirky cardinal. Thanks for joining in at stamping sensations for our things with wings theme this month and good luck!


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