Thursday, July 31, 2014

Redbird Christmas

With each day that passes it's getting a little closer to Christmas.  I'm trying to kick it up a notch on making cards for the holidays and thought I'd use one of my favorite stamps from Rubber Stampede.

I mounted the image, after coloring with Copics, on burlap paper and then sponged Antique Linen not only around the image but all around the edges of the Vanilla paper.  The patterned paper is from Basic Grey and seam binding ribbon and sentiment from SU.  I also added a snip of twine to the ribbon and went over the pine needles with a clear glitter pen.

The sketch I used for this card is for the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches and so I'll enter it in their challenge.


We're heading to the weekend and I hope everyone has a good one.  I'm going to be busy making FIFTY bridal invitations for my sister in law so may not be around much for the next few days. This is NOT my favorite thing to do!!!  I may be a nut case when all is said and done.  Um.....more so than I probably already am!  LOL!  I'll be checking back in as soon as possible.

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

43 comments:

Carol L said...

I just love that red cardinal and how neat the image looks on burlap paper. The ribbon and twine combo looks fantastic too. Have fun making all those invitations!!

Monica said...

It is so pretty, Lynn with the burlap and red ribbon.
Wow, fifty wedding invitations will keep you busy for sure. Would love to see them.
Love,
M

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and gorgeous colours.xxx

vic said...

Oohh so gorgeous what a fab card and gorgeous colouring :)

Vic x

Lynn McAuley said...

Love the burlap framing of this pretty winter cardinal! What a wonderful holiday card, Lynn!

ahlers5 said...

This is so pretty. I love the details. I need to get some Christmas cards done, but I've been working lots of overtime getting ready for school to open so I haven't had any time. I really like the addition of the burlap. I bought some burlap paper and didn't really know what to do with it. This gives me some ideas.

Donna Hanley said...

This card is just lovely Lynn. The burlap was a great ideal for a backdrop. Love the ribbon/twine also. Good luck making your invitations. Your SIL owes you big time. See you whenever.

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous Christmas card. Great coloring of the cardinal and I love the burlap behind it.

Benzi said...

That is such a beautiful bird AND card, Lynn. I really like the burlap and the design. Who knows when I'll ever get a Christmas card made. Maybe soon.

Oh, I'm sure those bridal invitations will be beautiful. I hope you have smooth sailing with them...and I know you will.

Chriss America Real said...

Oh this is so pretty! My favorite bird! I love the burlap underneath and the beautiful bow!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous and I love the bird. Beautiful burlap and paper.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Maxine D said...

Another wonderful card Lynn - love the peep of twine on the ribbon - an inspired touch that draws everything together.
Blessings
Maxine

Deepti said...

Gorgeous card :) I love the colors and the pattern paper strip !

Tammy said...

Gorgeous! I love how you've mounted the beautiful cardinal on the burlap and added twine to the ribbon, just beautiful!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Lynn! I love that image and it looks fabulous with the burlap!
Tammy x

Joann Burton said...

WOW this is just stunning. One of the prettiest cards I have seen. You are the second person this week to say they have to make invitations. Whew you will be busy....Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Debbie said...

This is so beautiful!! I love Cardinals!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent Lynn. This card can easily be the star of the show. Perfect color coordination and that red bow is an accent highlight. The cardinal and coloring is center stage.

Jim

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, Lynn, this is gorgeous! The burlap makes a perfect frame, and that bow...just yummy :) I'm so pleased you played with my sketch!!
And 50...of the same thing....oy. Ouch. I feel your creative pain!

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Lynn, I love the cardinal and how your colored him. Great sketch too and great card to add to your Christmas stash. Did you have to remind me we are getting closer to Christmas?! lol Don't worry they already told on tv how many shopping days there are to Christmas. Sigh Hugs, Brenda

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent, Lynn! Love the image which works so perfectly with the burlap paper. Love the incredible bow! Good luck on the wedding invitations. :-D

Nancy in Iowa said...

1. Delicious Ribbon
2. Burlap
3. Image
4. Design Paper
5. Sentiment
LOVE IT ALL in this perfect combination of clean with pop and juxtaposition of burlap and satin!
PERFECTION!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You're Cardinal looks just marvy on the burlap layer. Good for you, getting a jump on Christmas!

Bonnie said...

Love this little cardinal and the sketch is perfect for him! Love that ribbon treatment too!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful Christmas card! That just pops off the card! I just bought some burlap...so you have given me some ideas...thank you for the inspiration.

Kris B said...

Lovely Christmas card! Beautifully colored and I love the burlap layer! Wonderful take on this weeks sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Christmas Card and love the delightful colours and added beauties....your papers are stunning.xxThe Journey is the Start

MaryH said...

Ok, now you know I'm gonna love _this_ one! How clever to mount your gorgeous cardinal on the burlap. Just right for him. Also liked the pretty dp & bright ribbon to dress up Mr. C. This is my favorite card of all the gorgeous ones you've shared (but then you knew it would be, didn't you!). Hugs & Happy weekend.

Tracy said...

Lynn this is really beautiful card, love the vintage feel to it and the burlap paper looks great.
Have fun with the invitations xxx

Diane said...

What a gorgeous design Lynn, love all the details.

Hugs Diane

Marilyn said...

How pretty Lynn. I love the burlap and the contrast of it with the silk ribbon. Perfect!

scrappymo! said...

That silk ribbon and the burlap go hand in hand...it looks fabulous. Love the burlap paper paper...it is wonderful
Great image and card!

Lesley said...

Such a lovely card - best of luck with making the wedding invites best wishes Lesley x

Jessi Fogan said...

AND I forgot to say (I got excited, what can I say?) that your card will be up on the TMS FB page today: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tuesday-Morning-Sketches/165327566909261?ref=hl

Becky said...

OH Lynn, this is just stunning.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a wonderful classic Christmas cardinal, Lynn! I love the burlap matting! I'm wondering how you're doing with those bridal invites. That's a huge undertaking and your SIL is very lucky for you!! Hugs, Darnell

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Morning Lynn I m back after my break and taken the opportunity to view your awesome work - all brill - hope u are keeping well hugs Judith xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Lyn, thanks for dropping in and leaving a lovely comment. I thought you'd like that big bow as I love my bows big....have you entered my birthday candy....do so if not...
♥aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start



Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Lynn! This looks so pretty with the classic white layering, festive red "present" used as a panel, and the gorgeous image featured in the natural burlap setting - your card is both vintage and contemporary! A great combination, and beautiful show piece! hugs, de (who has pinned your card to CASE it!) xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome card- love the image and the beautiful bow! The texture of the burlap is great- I bought a yard of it- should get it out!

Shannon White said...

Ooooh! Such a Pretty Christmas Card Lynn!! Love the festive & rustic feel to it! The image is Fabulous and I'm loving the burlap too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Shannon White said...

Ooooh! Such a Pretty Christmas Card Lynn!! Love the festive & rustic feel to it! The image is Fabulous and I'm loving the burlap too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Shirley said...

Very elegant. I have to get out the burlap I bought because I saw you use a while ago. :{
I love the way you did the ribbon too!