Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Beautiful Season


This traditional card was created for my brother and sister-in-law.  This set has such an adorable black-capped chickadee image.  I cut a piece of Shimmery White paper using the Memory Box Cherise Label dies.  The image was stamped in StazOn Black and colored with Prismacolor Pencils with Gamsol.  Crystal Effects was applied to the berries.  The focal image was adhered to a piece of Cherry Cobbler then Brushed Gold and popped up.  The olive background paper was embossed with a Sizzix Starry Night embossing folder and adhered to a piece of Cherry Cobbler.  Everything was mounted to an olive green card.

 
A close up of the pretty bird.


Merry Christmas was inked in VersaMark then Old Olive and embossed with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  I found the pine and holly stamp in my stash and thought it was a nice compliment to the front of the card.  It was stamped in StazOn Black and colored with Prismacolor Pencils.


I hope you'll find some inspiration from my designs.  Please feel free to 'pin' them for later in the year for when you start your holiday cards.  Have a wonderful day.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Beautiful Season, PSX Merry Christmas & Pine and Holly
Paper:  Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold, Shimmery White
Ink:  Image - StazOn Black; Prismacolor Pencils in Limepeel, Olive Green, Crimson Lake, Dark Brown, Warm Grey 70%, French Grey 50%, Ginger Root; Old Olive & VersaMark with Clear EP
Accessories:  Crystal Effects, Gamsol, Memory Box Cherise Labels Die, Spellbinders Large Petite Ovals #5 & #6, Sizzix Starry Night Embossing Folder
Techniques:  Embossing, Colored Pencils
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

6 comments:

Karen said...

I really like this card, Donna! The holly and chickadee are what I see out my windows this time of year. Beautiful. xx

Cynthia said...

I love this card, I am a huge Chickadee fan. I love it!

Cynthia

Lisa Gordon said...

Donna, this is absolutely beautiful!
You are truly such a talented artist.
Happy day to you!
xo.

Beth said...

This is a beautiful card, both inside and outside. Love it! You are very talented and you put a lot of love into every card you make.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow a very beautiful card Donna.

greetings karin

Terry said...

Gorgeous card! I love that you put Crystal Effects on the berries.

Hugs,

Terry

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