Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Cardinal


I wanted to make a non cutesy Christmas card so I borrowed this SU Christmas cardinal set from my Mom and colored him up last night. When I saw featured stamper Pams card here I knew it was the one I wanted to case. I love when that happens! I kept the layout but left off the border punch. I really like her ribbon treatment but I didnt have enough room on my image so I used a buttony bow instead. I also used pearls instead of rhinestones brads and changed the placement.
Busy day today! I HAVE to get started wrapping presents and we have our Christmas play tonight where Santa will drop by for a visit! The kids are being extra good today!LOL!! Have a great day!!

Stamps: Christams Cardinal
Paper: PTI vanilla, coredinations red, always artichoke, kraft, wassail dp
Ink: memento black, sahars sand (sponging), copics r24, r27, r29, r59, yg93, yg95, yg97, yg99, e44, e47, e49, y32, yr23, yr24
Accessories: sponge dauber, large label nesties, riding hood red taffeta ribbon, pearls, button, twine, dimensionals

10 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy hannah! This is GORGEOUS Shannon!! LOVE the sponging around the focal panel! GORGEOUS card!!

Neva said...

Shannon this is so lovely, what a fantastic coloring job, and perfect dp to use for this. great job.

ChristineCreations said...

Just gorgeous Shannon. Beautifully colored, wonderful bow and buttons. Have a fun party!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shannon.

Hugs Riet.xx

Angela S. said...

Oh Shannon his is just so GORGEOUS!! Your coloring is just beautiful!! I hope you have finished your Christmas cards, because I haven't!! I am trying though..
Hugs,
Angela

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful. I find it so hard to switch from Whimsey to elegant but you sure don't.. That is some awesome sponging..Hope you had fun..

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Sooooooo elegant and beautifully colored, Shannon! Whoever receives this one will be smiling EAR to EAR when they open it.

Emily said...

Gorgeous Shannon! Love all the great shading you did, it really makes your cardinal pop:))

Amy said...

Gorgeous coloring of the cardinal Shannon, this card is a real stunner! Love it!