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”
I really like both of these! Your cardinals are beautiful.
Beautiful! Both cards are lovely with the gorgeous cardinal.
Your snowy background looks great, and you colored your bird and branches beautifully! Your second card looks great as well.
Beautiful cards. Love the coloring on the cardinals.
Both cards are beautiful and we are so glad you’ve found us! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.
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Awesome cards, Johanna, your cardinals are beautifully colored.
Very pretty cards Johanna. I love cardinal Christmas cards.
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.
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