HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all my friends who observe the holiday.
Now on to the Christmas Card Club Cardinal (you knew I'd pick the cardinal for the bird on MY card, din'cha?!)
- Northwoods image (PP9864) - colored with Copics, WoS on Mr. C, some Pentel Slicca gold pen to highlight the pine needles, and a bit of SnS Twinkling Clouds Sparkle & Soft on the branches for snow (DH's idea to add that. Come to think of it, believe he found this stamp at the Stampaway show. The guy has this idea from who knows where, that I possibly like cardinals). Before starting to color the image, the sky was inked with BG0000, but doesn't show well in the photo. The snowflakes and falling snow were inked with a white gel pen, then over-colored with a Sakura Silver Star pen, so pretty gleamings. Added some crystal Doodlebug Silvery Sprinkles around for a little more sparkle.
Die cut the shape with S/B Labels 15 (#7 Die). Had a white edge around the frame, embossed with the rubber mat & die- with tape to hold in place. Image slipped during embossing and creased in places not meant to be embossed. Happily a Teflon bone folder aided in smoothing out most of the 'wrong crease marks', and the worst of the boo-boo hand trimmed away. Gold edging done with a fine-line Slicca gold pen, and a finger dauber with Tsukineko Northern Pines (a dark green) darkened any white at the edges.
Dark green snippet from another project on the front; [the final result was not the original plan. Had done some more smooshing & playing with acrylic silks in reds & golds; used a holly stencil and pan pastels to create a background...trimmed into 3 rectangles. Colors just did not look right with Mr. C]. Back to the drawing board. the doily half was in the debris stack (a Cheery Lynn die cut from newsprint dp). Inked the edge with Delicata gold, tucked under Mr C - ok...that looked better. Hunted thru some paper packs - found this blue dp that looked better with the sky background--- MS twig punch...that will have to do.
A Die-Versions sentiment die, from red glitter paper snippet and I'm done! You'll see the path not taken - on another project. (I hope). Disappointment is when what you envisioned at the start, just didn't look great at the end! However fun was had by all, and I hope you like the card.
Do check out what my fellow Christmas Card Club team shared on the Christmas Bird challenge. Their links are on the right side bar! Have a wonderful Sunday. Big Hugs and thanks for visiting.