Friday, December 4, 2009

Cardinal Christmas



I made this for Mercy's Sketch Challenge. There are some awesome cards on this site. Be sure and check it out.

This was completed about midnight last night. I couldn't sleep - and when you can't sleep, what do you do? STAMP, of course! It's getting down to the wire with me now on completing my Christmas cards but I wanted to make a special one for a lady that bought some cards from me this summer to sell in her baby shop. I think it came out ok, but (as usual) I would have changed a couple of things (if I hadn't been doing it at midnight).

All you need (well, almost) to complete the card is a bottle of Black Pepper and a can of Lysol!!!!

I matted Real Red on black after running it through the Swiss Dots embossing folder in my Cuddlebug. I also ran part of the Real Red piece at the bottom through the same folder. The patterned paper is Real Red DP. The image of the cardinal is from Rubber Stampede and was colored and blended with Prismapencils and I then added some glitter to the branches. I punched out the snowflake with a MS punch and placed a button in the center, tied a piece of white floss in the holes and attached it with a glue dot. I cut the red scalloped circle with my Nestabilities but the white circles became a challenge. I didn't have anything that would make this size circle.... SO....The white circle that the image is stamped on was traced using the top of a black pepper bottle and the larger white circle was made using the top from a can of Lysol!!!!!! Each layer of this was popped up on dimensionals.


Thanks for stopping by...........


Lynn

15 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

I was wondering where the black pepper and lysol came in! What a gorgeous card- I love the cardinal- I love this layout- very very pretty!

TrishG said...

Beautiful! Love the colors. Gorgeous layout. Beautiful card

Karen Howard said...

I too was wondering where the black pepper and lysol came in... what a wonderful sense of humor you have!!! This card is really amazing!!! I love enlarging photos to absorb all the details I otherwise sometimes miss... like the shimmer on the tree branches and the distressing along the edges!!! Can't wait to see what else you hav been working on!

lcamacho said...

Like the other ladies I was also wondering about the Pepper and Lysol.LOL The circles look perfect. I have tried tracing and cutting and my pieces dont come out as good.You can see on my Birthday card with the dinasour.The circle is Bad......

Mercy said...

lynn...this is so beautiful! love the red and white combo, and your cardinal is stunning! great layers and accents, too!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've done a phenomenal job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Carrie said...

Lynn, this is beautiful. It reminds me of my Grandmother she loved watching birds and even had a few cardinal ornaments she put on her Christmas tree. So thank you for that :)

Crafty Creations said...

Wow - this is an AWESOME midnight creation! I wouldn't change a thing!
Great job!
Maria

Sew-Ink said...

Beautiful! I love the bright red and the layout is fabulous!

Cibele Glazer said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the red and white combination and you were very creative in using the pepper top to make your circle. :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I love cardinals. The real ones and beautiful images like this. Great, monochromatic card.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! This is a beauty!

Vicki said...

Lynn, there is a blog award for you over on my blog! Blessings to you!

Life As Kristin said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, adore this sketch. I might have to steal it. Don't be shocked if I do.

theafricanqueen said...

Way to use your ingenuity! Cardinals are one of my favorite birds, so this card is a definite favorite for me!

Sandi said...

omg! I am soooo caseing this!