November 18, 2007

Christmas Card Challenge Day 3

This Christmas Card-inal stamp is from Northwoods. It's one more stamp I had for a while and have not used and so am glad this challenge got me to dust the cobwebs off it.

I'll admit my coloring is less than inspired here (just watercolor pencils and Dove blender pen) but I made a ton of Christmas cards today and just did not take the time it required to color all my cardinals brilliantly.

For this one I placed it on some yummy Christmas paper by K&Co. and then added a vellum sentiment attached with vellum tape.

I cut the bottom edge of the paper with scalloped scissors and then added a few dots along the edge. Also added a small edge of paper lace.

I used my Prismacolors on this cardinal and, once, again, was only mildly pleased with the results of my coloring. However, I liked the rest of the card, so decided to overlook that aspect (besides I was on a mission today to really crank out some Christmas cards.)

I made a foldover tab on one end and highlighted it with a gold pen. I then stamped "be merry" from SU at the bottom.
Background paper is from Daisyd's. I love their Christmas papers!


Nise on GW said...

Love that red & white mini check background paper. Think your coloring makes it look like the wind has ruffled his feathers.

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Same here - that gingham distressed paper is a treat! The bird looks gorgeous on it and I love this idea with vellum as well - very stylful cards!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

beautiful cards! I love how each has a completely different look!

catharinas-love said...

Beautiful card !!!!

Silvergirl said...

Gorgeous! I love the Cardinal for Christmas - the spot of red in a field of snow.

Your Christmas cards have been amazing! Thanks for sharing,