Thursday, November 6, 2014

Winter Cardinal

Hello Everyone!

Are you as thrilled as me that we are into the month of November?  I love this time of year- not quite crazy busy yet, but all of the anticipation of the holiday season.  Christmas cards seem to be on everyone's priority card making list right now; I used the Christmas Joy Stamp Set for this traditional Christmas Card.

This chubby cardinal is one of my all time favorite bird images, if not my favorite. I colored him with Copics and then fussy cut out around the pine cone and lower branches of the pine bough for an 'outside the box' look.  There is a new matching die for this image, but since I did not want to cut the entire image out, I did not use it.  The sentiment, which is from the Winter Girls Stamp Set, is stamped in a strip across the card; it is embellished with a scalloped strip that was die cut with the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Scallop Border Die.   I added buttons and twine to add to what I consider to be a cozy, somewhat country feel to this card.  I also added glitter to the branch and pine cone for a bit of shimmer. 

That's it for me- Thanks for stopping by today! 

Lee Ann  :)


Donna Whitten said...

Very pretty card, I love cardinals! Thanks for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful card. I pinned

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Lee Ann. Love the coloring on the cardinal... great lay-out.