Good morning friends. Playing along with Merry Monday's today, and the challenge is to use any type of bird in your Christmas card.
Isn't that a pretty inspiration picture? We feed the birds in the wintertime and I love the coloring of cardinals against the white of snow...SO pretty! Anyway, on to my card! I have been wanting to use one of my new SU! stamps and this seemed like a good opportunity to combine the stamp, the chalkboard technique, and the bird punch (SU!). Take a look:
Don't you LOVE this background paper?! This is one of the designs in SU!'s "Season of Style" paper stack and the whole reason I bought the pack...it's just SO festive looking! And I think it worked great as a background against my sentiment with the chalkboard technique. I traced the tag shape from SU!'s "Chalk Talk" stamp (didn't have the $ to buy the die) on black cardstock, and then stamped this stamp with VersaMark and white embossing powder. I then stamped off again with white Stazon ink and also sponged around the edges and all over the tag to give it the smudgy chalkboard look. I also used SU!'s new Stampin' Chalk Marker to make my lines around the edges of the tag...wish I would have bought a bunch of these markers as it works AWESOME!! I used SU!'s bird punch with Cherry Cobbler cardstock, and sponged around the edges with Smoky Slate ink. For the bird's wing, I embossed a little of the small flourish from SU!'s "Priceless" stamp set in white to make it mimic the chalkboard look. I also colored a pearl with a black sharpie marker for the bird's eye. I finished with a seam binding ribbon that I colored with a Copic marker (R39). Quite a simple card, but I really like how it turned out! :0)
Make sure you stop by and check out all the beautiful cards and inspiration over at Lesley's site here.
That's all for today friends. Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks so much for stopping by...I love it when you do! :0)