Cardinal Christmas Greetings

Hello. I have been playing in my craft room today, and wanted to use the Honey Bee Stamps ‘Winter Birds’ die set. I created this card:

I used three different red card – and black – for the cardinal, and set him aside whilst creating the card base and aperture,

I cut a panel slightly smaller than the A2 card base, die cut a circle, then dry embossed the snowflake pattern.

I then cut a gold circle slightly larger than the aperture, also due cut a piece of snowflake acetate and glued together…… and then realised I should have used tape instead of glue because it kinda went where I didn’t want it to – towards the centre of the circle.

Having to think more about how to cover it – or to die cut again – I decided to add more foliage around the circle than originally planned – but I think it works…..

The foliage, mistletoe and poinsettia are from various Spellbinders die sets, and some gold faceted gems added to the centre of the poinsettia.

The sentiment is also from Spellbinders – but not using the shadow layer.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challengeholiday cheer

Crafters Café use dies/punches

Color Throwdown red, black, green, gold

Fab’N’Funky Challenge dies cuts or embossing – no stamped image

The Sisterhood Of Crafters Christmas/Winter

Peace On Earth Challengeanything goes Christmas

Winter Wonderland Challenge anything goes Christmas

9 thoughts on “Cardinal Christmas Greetings

  1. OMG this is simply GORGEOUS! Love the gold background … really makes the poinsettia & cardinal POP right off the page! GREAT JOB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

    Darlene
    PEACE ON EARTH
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    PS … thanks for also sharing this with us over on our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge … beautiful inspiration my friend!!

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  2. Brilliant use of dies – particularly the fab layered bird – all the elements work perfectly together. Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.
    Pauline xx

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  3. A beautiful card with the bird and flowers so well crafted against the wonderful background. Thanks for joining in with my theme this week at Allsorts challenge. Lynn x

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