Saturday, December 08, 2012

Snow bird

 I created another Christmas card, this time using the Snow Bird image from Stampendous. I stamped the little guy on kraft paper which was then cut out using Spellbinders Label 26 die. With the die still on the cut out shape, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink was applied around the image to create the sky and to leave a kraft border. The image was coloured with Prismacolor pencils using small choppy strokes to create the look of feathers, one card with a brown bird and one in shades of blue (not gray :D). A half pearl was added to the eye. Before matting the image piece onto cream cardstock and fussy cutting, the kraft edges were inked with Walnut Stain DI.

The patterned papers are from DCWV's Christmas Combo Stack and the brown textured band is from Bazzill. The sentiment from Stampabilities  was stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto a handcut banner matted in the plain brown paper. Copper nailhead stickers from Paper Wishes decorate the banner and the image.

I generally do my Christmas card insides the same way. Using the same papers from the front, different shapes are inked around the edges and layered and a computer generated sentiment added. It's a no-fuss way to fancy up the inside and use up some scraps, plus tie the inside to the outside with very little thought required :)

I love this little image and the sentiment happens to be one of my favourites, too. That's why the little guy and I enjoyed the experience so much :) Thanks for hanging out with us today.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Guylou's Inimitability Challenge ~ twisted Christmas using non-traditional colours
Stempelsonnen Challenge ~ Anything Goes with a stamp
Charisma Cardz Challenges ~ Challenge 48 Christmas

Life is good; so is art.


Dreja said...

Oh wundervoll! Ein süßes Motiv!

Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Dreja

Chana Malkah said...

Fabulous project, Bonnie!! Very Nicely Done!
Thanks for playing with us at Guylou's Inimitability!

Words and Pictures said...

Oh, how adorable is that, Bonnie?! Delightful image, so perfectly coloured, and I love your paper layout inside the card too...
Alison x

Tina said...

Wunderschön und das Motiv ist bezaubernd.
Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
LG Tina

ParkNSlide said...

You're a master at prismas on kraft. Your inside/outside co-ordination is one idea I plan to steal.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Bonnie this is stunning yet again gorgeous
Hugz Elaine xx

Anonymous said...

Wow das ist eine soooo bezaubernde Karte mit einem ganz tollen colorierten Motiv!!!
Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
Liebe Grüße

Cat's sCrap said...

What a work ! i like when the inside and the outside are worked. Magnificent realization. Adorable bird. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Bonnie, I got this stamp this year so I love it too! I've seen several others use it so far but I've not seen anyone else colour it as beautifully. This is STUNNING! Love all your clever colouring of the die too. And a matching inside - how wonderful. VERY beautiful card. Nicola x

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! I love that image and you've colored it wonderfully! Thanks for joining us for the challenge at Guylou's!