Oct 30 2014

CCMC327 Beauty of the Season

It’s time for another Thursday Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  This time it is a FUN sketch, I loved using it to create my card!



Here’s what I did.  The cardinal in this Beauty of the Season is so large, I cut it down a little by using the Oval Framelit.



CCMC327 Beauty of the Season

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • On top is a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Soft Sky.
  • A diagonal piece of Nordic Noel Designer Paper was layered on top.
  • Next a 1″ strip of the stripe from Nordic Noel DSP was placed horizontally across the front.
  • The Beauty of the Season cardinal image was stamped with Tuxedo Black and Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake Blendabilities were used to color him in.
  • He was cut out with the Oval Framelit and the Oval edges were sponged with Soft Sky Ink.  The oval was placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • To finish it off, the greeting from Good Greetings Hostess Set was stamped with Real Red on a strip of Whisper White and cut on an angle.
  • The Real Red Woven Ribbon was tied with Linen Thread and placed on the front with Mini Glue Dots.  Three pearls were colored with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and placed above the angled cut DSP.


I love how this turned out!  Make sure you check out the rest of the Challenge Team and their ideas for this sketch over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Then grab your stamps and play along!  We love to see what you do!


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7 People have left comments on this post

Oct 30, 2014 - 02:10:14
Claire Ventre said:

Love this! Great job and TFS!

Oct 30, 2014 - 04:10:14
Carol Carriveau said:

Oh Connie, this is lovely….just personally not sure about the strip of DSP directly behind the cardinal…but that is just me….really wonderful – love that bird!

Oct 30, 2014 - 09:10:23
Deb said:

This is stunning! I love how you cut just part of that image! So elegant and perfect for the season!

Oct 31, 2014 - 11:10:21
Lisa Young said:

Beautiful! I love the pops of red against the soft, subtle background.

Nov 3, 2014 - 05:11:57
melissa davies said:

Love how you highlighted the cardinal and added the little detailed embellishments. Great card!

Nov 4, 2014 - 10:11:42
Lisa Martz said:

This is so pretty! I love the Soft Sky combined with the vibrant Cherry Cobbler. This might be one of the first cards done with this stamp set that I absolutely LOVE!

Nov 4, 2014 - 04:11:49

Beautiful!! I love the colors, there is just something about the soft blue and cherry that look amazing together! I love the cardinal, makes me re-think getting that set!