Monday, October 27, 2008

Mojo Monday (and sneak peek of CDS tommorrow!)

Well, I knew saying that I was going to try to join in on challenges would come back to bite me. Did you see today's technique challenge?? Well, I don't have freezer paper and I don't have any leftover party napkins, so that challenge was out. But, I gave Julee's Mojo Monday sketch challenge a go. So, here's my card for it.
My sister is a SU demo. My mom order this stamp from her and my sister borrowed it. She never got around to using it, so when I saw her yesterday, she gave me the set back to return to mom. Well, I thought the poor little guy just had to be broken in! Besides - my ex-grandma-in-law loves red birds, so this will make a perfect Christmas card for her. I think I have about 5 Christmas cards made now!
So - about the card: The image and sentiment are from SU's A Cardinal Christmas. I used about 50 different shades of red, pink and yes, purple copics to color him. I pulled up an image of a red bird on google and I think I got the colors pretty close. The base of the card is basic black. The panel is wild wasabi with red glitter embossing. I matted the image with black, real red and wild wasabi. The sentiment is stamped in red then inked with wild wasabi and mounted on real red cardstock. I kept it pretty simple, but I like the way it turned out and I think Grandma Marie will love it.
Don't forget to check back with me tomorrow for sneak peeks from Clear Dollar Stamps! I've got some great stamps to show off for you!

6 comments:

Jackie said...

Your card is wonderful!

Loretta Rodger said...

The cardinal is beautiful. I also enjoyed looking at the pictures of that beautiful craft room!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, that cardinal is fabulous...gorgeous coloring and I love the layout!!! Can't wait to see you sneak peeks tomorrow!!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oh wow, just gorgeous Nancy!

Jennifer Hodge said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the colors and the image! I NEED this set!

Kathryn said...

Very pretty -- love the cardinal - so lovely! :)