Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Cardinal Christmas


I'm going to apologize upfront for the quick post today. I have been sick for two weeks with a particularly nasty case of bronchitis and I really need to head back to bed. This card is my take on creating a simple Christmas card for this week's Serendipity Stamps challenge. I chose to use this stamp for my main image. I think this stamp is gorgeous and there is absolutely no way to mess up a card using it. I mean it would be beautiful just stamped on white card stock with black ink and no embellishments. I love that!

I colored the image with some Copics as well as Distress inks and added it to some Basic Grey patterned paper and Papertrey Ink card stock. The sentiment is also from Serendipity and can be found here. Finishing touches are some red Stickles for the berries and a small silk ribbon.

Check out the other design team members below:

Anya
Lynda
Amy
Jenny

Thanks for dropping by!






It's all about the details:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Serendipity Stamps
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink
Accessories: Ribbon, Stickles
Tools: Copic Markers

6 comments:

Amy said...

Beautiful! Love how you chose to only color parts of the image!

anya said...

Very striking! I love how you left the background uncolored - draws your eye right to that gorgeous cardinal! Hope you feel better soon!

Lynda Benden said...

Oh my gosh Kathie, this is so beautiful!

Ida said...

So sorry you have not been feeling well.
Lovely wintery card. So pretty with just a parts of the image colored in.

Jenny Gropp said...

Kathie -- lovely card -- love the simple spotlights of color! Makes the cardinal just pop right out!
Hope you are feeling better soon!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cool, I like that only part of the image is colored. really makes it stand out.