Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bird in Birch Tree

This card is for the Play Date Cafe Challenge #103, and for Stamping A to Z on Two Peas and the Hero Arts October challenge (Holiday theme). Here's the gorgeous Play Date Cafe inspiration board:

I wanted to do a Christmas card, even though these colours are not traditional Christmas colours. I was also inspired by the big letter to add a grungeboard letter to my card.

The Birch stamp was embossed with blue powder and the trees and the bird were covered with Glossy Accents, making them look like they are raised from the embossed surface. The ‘G’ was inked with Rusty Hinge, coated with Glossy Accents and sprinkled with glitter. The orange background is watercoloured with Rusty Hinge smeared on my craft sheet and misted with water. The grey swirl stamp is stamped on glossy cardstock. 'God Jul' means 'Merry Christmas'. TFL!!

Supplies: Hero Arts stamps: Merriest Christmas Wishes CG377, Florentine Pattern S545, Starry Sky S5448; Distress Ink Rusty Hinge; Adirondack Slate; Hero Arts chalk ink; Judikins Jeans embossing powder; grungeboard letter and circle; ribbon.


  1. LOVE that sparkly night sky! What an awesome use of our colors this week. THanks for playing with us at The Play Date cAfe! Hope to see you again soon.

  2. I would love to get that card in my mailbox! Love the colors and that bird! Glitter is my favorite!

  3. This is gorgeous Anna...the colors are so rich and elegant! Love the design of your card, it's so well put together! Lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  4. OH MY! This is a gorgeous card--LOVE the shimmer and the papers...but that ribbon/seam binding is my FAV! LOVE! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)


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