Friday, July 29, 2016

Cardinal Christmas

Today's card will be entered in the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes and in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge-Christmas in July. 

For this card I once again used the die cut wreath from Cheery Lynn Designs but I also used the stamped image and sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Peace and Joy stamp set. I colored the image in with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. This gave a glittery look to the design. The wreath was die cut from some varigated green glitter paper. And, the sentiment was stamped with Versamark and embossed using some red glitter embossing powder. It is an unknown brand as it had no label left on it. After I had glued all the elements to the white card base I finally added some red rhinestone gems to the wreath for even more sparkle and shine!

Cheery Lynn Designs Die used: Joy to the World Wreath B481
Gina K. Designs Stamp Set-Peace and Joy
Green Glitter Paper-Unknown
Red Glitter Embossing Powder-Unknown
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens
Ranger Multi-Medium Matte Glue
Rhinestones-Eyelet Outlet
Scor-Pal Embossing Board

I am going to put my feet up now for a bit and read a good Christian romance novel. I started it last night and it really has me really interested in it now. It is set in my home state of South Dakota so that makes it even more intriguing to me. And, it was written by a gal I used to work with on the newspaper so I had her autograph my copies of her book series. I am on the first in the series now.

Thanks for stopping in and as always I appreciate each and every comment you leave.

God bless,


KT Fit Kitty said...

I love your beautiful cardinal, Verna! And the wreath is gorgeous too! I think I need a wreath die! Your book sounds like a good one - enjoy!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the cardinal. Beautiful, Verna. What is the name of the series and author? Ever read any Terri Blackstock? I would recommend her Restoration Series. Night Light is the first of a series of four.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, I am going to be so mad come December when you have your cards done and I still have ALL mine left to do!!! The thing I like about this card is the clean white background with just the bird and wreath as the focal. The pop of color is perfect....great design.....well done!!1

Unknown said...

Love your wreath and that gorgeous sparkly Red Cardinal--my favorite!

Barbara said...

This is my favorite cardinal stamp. You have made a gorgeous care with him. Love it! Wait until you see the next Mod Squad challenge coming up on Aug 3! tee hee.

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is gorgeous, love the sparkle you achieved, looks like it was covered with Sparkle embossing powder. Love the way he is poking out of the wreath.

Joyce Erb said...

My favorite cardinal stamp and your design put it to good use:-)

Patti said...

Delightful! Your Cherry Lynn Designs wreath is so versatile! I love seeing all the different ways to use it!


Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful! Love the wreath and fabulous one layer design!

Donna Ellis said...

I love the way you have done the ombre effect in the wreath, Verna. Your card is beautifully colored, and such a lovely sentiment! hugs, de

A splash of color said...

I just love cardinals male and female.. they are so beautiful. Your card is great and getting me ready for fall and winter just around the corner.

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE me my red birds! So pretty with all the awesome sparkle too :)

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