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

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting!


pinky said...

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

brenda said...

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

Gail said...

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

Hazel said...

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

Sally H said...

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!