Sunday, November 14, 2010
A Cardinal Christmas
This is one of my favorite Christmas cards this year and my Grandmother would have loved it too since she loved birds. She even had several bird ornaments that she put on her Christmas tree every year, a cardinal being one of them.
When I was putting it together each layer ended up getting tweaked just a bit each time I made another one and here's the one I like the best.
On to the details...I started out with GP white for the base, added a kraft layer and then cut some DP from DCWV Christmas Combo stack (yes I bought another stack of paper, I'm seriously going to start wallpapering with it). I ran the dp through the cuttlebug using the SU folder petals a plenty. The other dp is also DCWV from the luxury stack and its really glossy and shimmery in person which I couldn't capture in the photo. I layered it with SU riding hood red and added the scalloped edge to the bottom.
Now silly me didn't write down my cricut cuts so I'm going to try to remember how I did it. The bird was cut from Winter Woodland at 2 1/2 I believe if not 2 1/2 then definitely 2 in. I used some riding hood red ink on the bird and sponged around the edges. The branch came from the same cart also cut at 2 in or 2 1/2. I really need to remember to write my cuts down if I'm going to post them....ugh! I added some snow to the branch with a white marker and then covered it with some diamond stickles.
The ornament is SU. I stamped it in Antique Linen with the polka dot ornament stamp and then took the Merry Christmas sentiment from SU's Holiday Best and stamped it in riding hood red over top. Then I punched out the ornament. This card seems like its a lot of work but really the cricut does most of the work for you. Oh and not to forget the snowflakes they are MS punch.
Hope you enjoyed this Christmas card. Just a 2 more weeks and we'll have our Christmas decs up. I can't believe it.