Sunday, February 15, 2015

Peace On Earth- A Cardinal Christmas :-)

Hi Again Stampers! 

This is the second Christmas card that I created this past weekend using the Our Daily Bread Designs ODBDSCL226 Sketch Challenge along with the CQC279 ColourQ Challenge and the WT518 Music Moves Me Challenge atSplitcoaststampers.  
Again, if you have not already had a chance to visit the above sites, I encourage you to do so- wonderful samples from the Design Teams as well as their galleries!

To create this card:

Ink the Cardinal Image using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of
Very Vanilla cardstock.

Color the image using an AquaPainter™ with Real Red Classic Ink and add additional detail using a Real Red and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  

Add shadows with the retired Black Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencil and carefully “fussy-cut” around the image (or if you have the matching die, die cut the image – after fussy-cutting this image, the die is on my wish list for sure) :-)

Use the Big Shot™ with the retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of retired Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (DSP)- lightly sand with a sanding block.

Using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink the Joy to the World background and stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.   

Trim the background stamped panel and mount onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Adhere the embossed/sanded DSP layer from the step above below the musical background and add a piece of 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon to hide the seam.

Mount a piece of Modern Medley DSP to a piece of Basic Black cardstock, trim and adhere to the Very Vanilla card base.

Add the Joy to the World panel and mount the “fussy-cut” cardinal to the panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  

Stamp the sentiment using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and use the Note Punch to punch out the ends.  Mount onto another piece of Basic Black cardstock (also punched with the Note Punch).

Add the Pearls to the corner to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Cardinal, Joy to the World, Holly Tag (all ODBD)

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Write Markers- Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black, Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencil- Black

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, retired Modern Medley DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™, retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Note Punch, Pearls

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- have a blessed week, my friends!!


Michele Henderson said...

What a pretty card! I love the colors!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card ! Love the cardinal such a beautiful bird! Have a Blessed day!

Claire said...

Love how you've used these these colours for a Christmas card Julie - the red bird is so dramatic against the black! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful red and black card, Julie, love that cardinal! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

Jan Clothier said...

You've made yet another stunning card. I so admire the way you get such richness and depth to your stamped images. Thank you so much for sharing how you do it.

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