Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Chickadee Christmas Blessings- Two Challenges In One!

Hi Stampers! 

While I had the colors out from this week’s DD77 Dynamic Duos colors, I decided to create another card incorporating the DD77 colors  along with the Wildlife theme from The Paper Players PP170 Challenge

If you have not had the chance to stop by to visit us at Dynamic Duos- it is not too late to play along with us using the DD77 colors and I also hope you will find the time to drop in on The Paper Players- they have a fabulous Design Team and many other entries as well!!

To create this card:

I had previously printed a few images from My Digital Studio onto Whisper White cardstock, so I pulled out the chickadee image from Beautiful Season.  Use Stampin’ Write markers to color the image- Bermuda Bay for the leaves, Real Red for the berries and Sahara Sand for a few shadows.  Add highlights to the berries and holly leaves using the Chalk Marker.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Deco Labels Framelits™ to cut out the image and lightly sponge with Crumb Cake Classic Ink to “antique” the paper a bit. 

Punch out a 2 ½” XL Circle from Basic Black cardstock, cut in half and add to the back of the Deco Label frame.

Emboss a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock using the Big Shot™ with the retired Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and a piece of Real Red using the retired Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Using a Sponge Dauber, sponge Crumb Cake Classic Ink onto both to “antique” and highlight the raised areas.

Mount the Real Red layer onto Basic Black cardstock (or just use strips of Basic Black cardstock on the ends from your scraps), add to the Bermuda Bay layer and adhere the entire panel onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Trim and mount onto another layer of Real Red cardstock and mount the entire panel onto the Whisper White card base.

Adhere the chickadee focal image using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  Add the 5/8” Real Red Satin Triple Ribbon bow at the top using Mini Glue Dots.

The sentiment was another pre-printed digital image from the More Merry Messages stamp brush set (printed onto Whisper White cardstock) and the edges were rounded with the 1 ¾” Circle Punch.  Adhere to a layer of Basic Black cardstock, round the edges to match with the 1 ¾” Circle Punch.

Sponge a bit of Crumb Cake Classic Ink over the sentiment to age the paper and add to the card front layering over the focal image.
Add the snowflake (from the Northern Frost Decorative Strip) and Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: A Beautiful Season, More Merry Messages (MDS)

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Chalk Marker 

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Real Red

Accessories: Big Shot™, Deco Labels Framelits™, Sponge Daubers, 2 1/2” XL Circle Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, Pearls, retired Vintage Wallpaper and Finial Press Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, retired Northern Frost Decorative Strip, retired Real Red Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!


Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Julie! Your bows are always gorgeous! I love the pearls you added. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Holly said...

This is gorgeous.. I love all those details you added. Yay we get to work together again!!!

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