Thursday, 29 October 2015

Christmas Cardinal

Hello everyone! A quick post to show a card that I made today. I thought of this card design yesterday night and I couldn't rest until I made it :)

Here's the card:

Those of you who follow me on Instagram would have probably seen another version of this cardinal that I had colored. For those of you, who haven't seen it already, this is from Our Daily Bread Designs Cardinal single stamp. Well, today I looked up on Google and only then did I realize that a part of the cardinal's face is actually black!! So I had to color it again. I colored the cardinal and removed all the pine cones and needles (I wanted to give the cardinal my own setting, which I was thinking about from yesterday night!! And I woke up very early today to make it happen!!)

The pine leaves are Inkadinkado - Branches Cling Stamps. This is one of my latest hauls from Create and Craft. I embossed it with Stampendous Jade Pearl embossing powder. The color and shine is amazing!! I bought it as a kit with 5 colors. For the branches (the brown part) I used clear bark embossing powder from the same kit.

I hope this picture gives a better idea of the shine. The sentiment is from Sweet n Sassy - Christmas Penguins set. It is embossed with the same clear bark (brown) powder. The bottom panel is actually a repurposed wedding invitation. It has a bit of mild glittery shine. I embossed the lines with my score board. I felt the card needed a bit more of red (Any excuse to add some sequins lol!!). So I added a few red sequins from my stash.

The layout of this card was inspired by Kristina Werner's holiday card. She's a genius!! If you do not follow her yet, I suggest you to check out her Youtube channel!

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave your thoughts and suggestions! They are greatly appreciated.Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you have left on my GIU posts. If you haven't checked my Growing in Unity posts, do check them and leave your comments for a chance to win some Unity stamps.  I have planned to pick 3 winners who will receive Unity stamps from me. Also, Unity stamps is sponsoring another 2 winners - so there's a total of 5 prizes!! You can check the posts here: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

This is one of the cards for Caring Hearts Card Drive.

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  1. This is so pretty! I love cardinals - we get a few here (So. Florida) in our backyard when it gets a little colder (January/February). It amazes me how small they actually are!

  2. Beautiful creation and the amazing image and colours are spectacular.x
    {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card! Beautifully coloured Berina. Wish we had these in our backyards in a very soggy Yorkshire today! Debra x

  4. What a gorgeous card and cardinal, Berina!! Beautiful coloring and design!! I just love all the embossing!! Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

  5. hi Berina! wow, this is stunning, the cardinal is gorgeous! I am thrilled you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog for world kindness day, stop by and comment for your chance at winning!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  6. What a pretty bird, I love your coloring. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  7. Wow, love your cardinal in his shiny branches- just fabulous!! Thanks for playing along with us at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge- hugs and have a blessed week!

  8. The bird is soo gorgeous..and I love your card..the embossing is superb! :)
    Suchi xx

  9. This is gorgeous, love all the en=embossing, the bird just stands out. Thanks for playing with us at ATSM.

  10. Love the embossing and the addition of the red sequins!!! What a lovely card!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Challenge!

  11. Gorgeous card! I love cardinals and the cardinal on your card looks so realistic! Love it! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

  12. Stunning project! Great designed.
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

  13. Wow! This is beautiful! That cardinal is gorgeous! Wonderful embossing detail too! Thanks so much for your interest and applying for my Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Design Team Call! Have a wonderful day!

  14. Hello Berina! I love your sweet cardinal. Such a beautiful card. Good luck!! Tracie - Creations For Kindness


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