Snowy Cardinal

Anything Goes Winter~December

The upper left corner inspired this card. A bird and falling snow seem to go well together. I used a new Pretty Pink Posh snowfall stencil with white embossing paste to get the background on the navy card front. The layered piece was cut with a double stitched rectangle die from GKD and I stamped the cardinal using a set from CTMH that I’ve had for a long time and don’t use enough. Once he was stamped and dry I masked him off and added some sponging to the background using Tumbled Glass Distress oxide. Then using various pencils I water coloured in the bird and the holly branch. I added some highlights with darker pencils to give variation to his feathers. I also used Sakura Glaze pens to add some shine to his beak and berries. Once it was dry I used the same stencil and some Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze in Alabaster over the top of the inked piece. It gives a subtle sparkle without detracting from the image. I also added a sparkle pen to the sentiment which is from Divinity Designs. I think this is my first time entering into this particular challenge and thanks to my friend Gayle for her card, as it made me aware of the challenge. I did another card using this same stamp and fussy cut the bird out to add to the frame.

I can’t remember where the frame is from and the snowflake piece behind it is a scrap leftover from other projects.

8 thoughts on “Snowy Cardinal

  1. This is SO pretty, Johanna. I hope you enjoyed my bird card as well. That’s also what inspired me in the photo. Thanks SO much for playing along with us and please visit again soon.
    Karen L
    The Four Seasons Challenge Blog DT


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