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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Happy Winter

Just popping in tonight to share a card I made recently with a new Penny Black I received for Christmas . Even though it was purchased in the Christmas stamp section I think one could use it for any occasion. I started off with white cardstock stamped my image with onyx black versafine ink and colored with copic markers . I then sponged around the image with DI Evergreen Bough (love this color). The second layer I stamped around the edge with a pine bough stamp in smokey grey and then over stamped with a berry stamp in Evergreen Bough DI. The base card was sponged in Evergreen Bough DI. To finish my card I added TH Poinsettia and IO Pine branch Die 021-N. I added star dust stickles for sparkle as well as DecoArt snow write to the berries and in the upper corners. To get a snow effect I sprinkled some Stampendous Frantage shabby white embossing enamel and heat embossed . Thanks to Pamellia Johnson over at My Little Crafty Things for her inspiration on using only white C/S .

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge January --ATG
Jingle Belles Something Old, Something New --new stamp, old dies
Addicted to Stamps and More #176 --ATG
Anything But Cute : Challenge #9 ( New stamp )
Live and Love Crafts Challenge #43

Thanks for stopping by hope you like my card . I love reading your comments .


Sharon said...

Marilyn: This is wonderful! Really sweet stamp and you did a great job with the colouring. I like your sprinkling of snow, the sequins and other diecuts, especially the embossed poinsettia. Perfect card to post on this snowy day! Hugs, Sharon

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh my goodness Marilyn, this is amazing! I love the incredible texture - just the right amount of distressing. And this bird stamp - just adorable :)

lauren bergold said...

holy moly what a GORGEOUS card! beautiful coloring of that super cute bird and, what a great combination of old and new items! glad you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun in 2016! :)

weim house said...

Wow! What a awesome card! Picture perfect for today's weather! I am trying to decide my plans for tomorrow, you might have inspired my direction of travel!
I eyed that stamp the last time I was in Truro! I talked myself out of it!
Beautiful design and colors! Thanks for sharing!

Pamellia said...

WOW WOW WOW!! Holy cow Marilyn, I am loving this winter beauty!! That stamp is just amazing, and I love your colouring, your wispy sky background and the addition of the snow on the berries and branch! Your poinsettia is stunning, I adore your bling center and the sparkly snow! What a vision of beauty!!

PLEASE tell me you plan to enter this into Anything But Cute this month for our "Bring on the New" challenge, it's just so perfect for our theme!

Thank you for your sweet shout out, you really made my day with this gorgeous project!! hugs :)

Melissa L. said...

Oh! This is gorgeous, Marilyn. I love all of the texture and the sweet little bird that your colored so beautifully. Thanks for playing along at ATSM. Melissa

SmilynStef said...

Love the texture and dimension ... what a sweet little birdie ... so glad you started 2016 with the jingle belles.

Samra said...

Thank you so much for joining our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Redanne said...

The white die cuts look stunning against the delicate frantaged background and the colourful bird is an absolute delight!

Thank you for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne DT xx

Creative world said...

Such a beautiful card...the bird's are so pretty colored...Thank's for joining us at ATSM theses week...xx Ċ½eljka

Pawsitively Creative said...

This is a beautiful card and thale white die cuts and sentiment sure do pop! Gorfeous background and layers. Your little bird is perfectly placed and lends a nice touch of whimsy. Awesome sauce design and details!

Thanks for joining in our "Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New" challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugz. ~Niki DT

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
This is such an elegant stamp and your card is just gorgeous! Lovely winter creation!

♥ Sue Kment

fairyrocks said...

Stunning winter card. Just so beautiful. Thanks for stopping by with kind comments.

SewPaperPaint said...

I love, love love this!!! Wow, the red bird really pops against this awesome background. Great use of dies and layering. Really love this!

Diane said...

What an adorable holiday design.

Hugs Diane

Unknown said...

Gorgeous image & wintercard; the effect of the white frantage is brilliant, isn't it?! Thanks for joining LLC for our January challenge.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts