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Friday, 15 August 2014

Merry & Bright---Snowflakes meet a Christmas Cardinal

I'm so glad that the Festive Flurry bundle is still available until the end of this month, aren't you?  Those snowflakes and matching framelits are awesome.  I knew when I saw the sketch at the Paper Craft Crew challenge that I would want to use them.  I also wanted to use the cardinal from the Beauty of the Season stamp set.

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #105 for August 13, 2014 #stampinup #cardchallenge #papercraftcrew

I used a base cardstock of Island Indigo topped with a layer of Naturals White.  For the smaller rectangle I used a base of Island Indigo topped with a layer of Pool Party that had been embossed using the Northern Flurry embossing folder.

For my shapes I had decided to use the Festive Flurry snowflakes cut from the Silver Glimmer paper.  The open snowflake was easy enough but for the solid one I first stamped the cardinal onto a piece of Whisper White and coloured it.  Then I fussy-cut it and glued it onto a piece  of Silver Glimmer Paper using my Tombo glue.  Once that was dry, I used the snowflake framelit and cut it out, having centred the cardinal.  I loved the result!

Assembly was easy.  I used a small strip of the retired Winter Frost Designer Stack for the accent and then layered everything on top.  The solid star with the cardinal was attached with Dimensionals.  For my sentiment I used the Hostess Good Greetings stamp set heat embossed in silver on Island Indigo.  The final touch was putting three little Island Indigo Candy Dots in the top right corner.


For more cards using this sketch design, check out the Paper Craft Crew challenge blog.

For more cards using a lot of glitter, check out the Stampin' Royalty challenge blog.

For more cards using a holiday theme, check out Addicted to Stamps and More.

12 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

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    1. Thank you, Katie. I enjoy the challenges you provide.

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  2. Hi Heidi. Love your cardinal ... so very pretty, especially with the glittery background. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

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    1. Thanks so much, Loll. I like the "pop" of colour the cardinal provides.

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  3. Love the colors on this, Heidi! Lots of wonderful texture and bling! So happy you could join us at ATSM!

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    1. Thank you, Lee-Anne. I really enjoyed the challenge you offered.

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  4. Heidi, I love your card with the snowflakes and the Cardinal (one of my favorite birds!). Great use of the Card Sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew Challenges.

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    1. Thank you very much, Pam. I love cardinals, too, as well as blue jays, although one rarely sees either as far north as I live. I've really been enjoying the challenges over at the PCCC.

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  5. Love your colour combination and the sparkly stars, great card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

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    1. Thank you so much, Monika. I enjoy your challenges and had fun with this card.

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  6. Very pretty card Heidi! Love your colouring of the Cardinal and the way you've paired it with the Glimmer paper. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew

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    1. Thanks so much, Jan. I'm expecting to use that cardinal quite a bit this year...wish the snowflakes were staying, too.

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