This card was made for 3 challenges: the Alphabet challenge for the letter R for red, the Color Challenge to use Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Silver (although, I may be pushing the boundaries for silver for the color challenge with this gray cs. Let me know!) and the Ways To Use It Challenge to use a bird on your card. I think this Hero Arts cardinal is so regal looking. Once I stamped the bird, then I took a brayer in smokey slate and rolled that onto the embossing folder, then I stamped the single tree from the SU Lovely As A Tree set 3 times onto the embossing folder over what I just brayered using SU basic gray ink, and ran this through the cuttlebug. I use a piece of craft foam behind the "silver" panel to give the lift for the shaker card. This card was a lot of fun to make and I am giving it to my SIL as part of her Christmas gift. Thanks for looking! ~Karen.
Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017 GMT Views: 1337
Stamps: StampinUp Lovely As A Tree; Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal; My Favorite Things Christmas (sentiment)
Paper: Coordinations 110 lb White; StampinUp Basic Gray and Real Red
Paper Size: A7 Card Base
Ink: Marvy Matchables Blackp; Stampinup Basic Gray, Real Red, Smokey Slate, Cherry Cobbler and Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: SU Woodlands Embossing Folder; Spellbinders Grand Ovals Die; Spellbinders Ribbon Banner Die; Hero Arts Coordinating Cardinal Die Set; SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Zig 2-way Glue Pen; Brayer; Copic Markers in G07, G21 and G28
Techniques: Shaker Card; Stamping and Brayering an Embossing Folder; Die Cutting Stamping with Layering Stamps
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 92731
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 @ 7:50 AM
Oh Karen, what a beautiful woodland with the embossed birches and the Lovely as a Tree classic. And that glitter in the shaker window looks gorgeous, as does your your handsome cardinal. What a special card for your SIL, sure to be treasured.
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Registered: July 6, 2016 Location: Indiana Posts: 12964
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 @ 5:15 PM
Karen, I am trying to wrap my head around how you did this background with the trees and the embossing folder, because this is GORGEOUS. Your bird is exquisite. Wow, girl, fantastic card.
Just because it was HANDMADE does not mean it was CHEAP, because why send a store-bought card that cost $4.95 when you can make it yourself for $89 worth of supplies?
Phil. 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.