Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sparkly Season's Greetings

Hello, hello!  I am so excited to share this pretty and super sparkly card here and on the Mint Owl Studio Blog today.  I used the new Cardinal Greetings Stamp Set, and I love the classic winter designs in this set.  Let's check out the card...

Isn't it so pretty?! yay!  I love the super bright and sparkly background!  This was one of those cards where I had the idea in my head, but I wasn't sure if it would turn out the way I had envisioned, but it did!

To create this card I started with an oval frame diecut out of the middle of my card front.  I then stamped my bird and tree image onto separate Neenah White Card stock, colored them in with my Copics and white gel pen, and trimmed them out.  These were set to the side while I cut a piece of acetate slightly larger than the oval window and adhered double sided tape to cover the entire piece of acetate.  This too was set to the side while I adhered the tree branch to the backside of the oval, and the bird onto the front side.  The adhesive covered acetate was then laid behind all of this covering the open "window", and then covered with Martha Stewart glitter.  At first I had contemplated using white glitter to give a snow effect, but I felt like it would blend too much into the cardbase and so I chose the blue to really give a pop, and it did!  I then finished the card by stamping the sentiment in a green ink and adhering some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins.

And I'm linking this up to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Birds

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!


Cynthia Cole said...

I think your red cardinal card is stunning!

Cynthia Cole said...

I think your red cardinal card is stunning!

Bonnie said...

What a bright and happy bird, Lisa! Love how he stands out against the blue background and your layout is lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!