Friday, November 20, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes...


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I haven't had a chance to do the Color Throwdown in a while, and I thought I'd give it a whirl today. I chose not to use the optional Olive, but instead stuck with the chocolate, cream, and dark red. For this clean and simple card, I created a little nest for my cute red winter chick, complete with Stickle berries. The sentiment is embossed in clear embossing powder and Real Red Craft Ink. For some dimension and interest, I ran my Close to Cocoa paper through the Big Shot with this nice stripey embossing folder.
HAPPY BEANS: Papertrey Ink Holiday Button Bits Stamp; Stampin' Up Real Red Craft Ink; Clear Filigree Embossing Powder; SU Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, and Close to Cocoa Cardstock; Quickutz Stripes Embossing Folder; Big Shot; SU Birds and Blooms Sizzlit Die
HAPPY BEANS: Martha Stewart Branches Punch; Ranger Christmas Red Stickles

I just wanted to remind you that December 1 marks the third installment of the Holiday Hop! The theme is Christmas/Winter, and it's sure to be a day filled with wonderful ideas and inspiration. Thanks for visiting!

10 comments:

LeAnne said...

Ahhh, I was just admiring this, wondering why I never thought to use that diecut to make a RED bird---so cute--and I see it's for the CTD!! Awesome! I love it!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card!! Very nice!

debhorst said...

gorgeous!! love the strip across the middle that is free from the embossing--it really catches your eye!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Heck I never even considered getting that die... its now on my wish list... I love red birds. Your card is beautiful. I too like the strip with the sentiment like that. Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

So cool! I love the nest! Once again, you have dazzled me with your creativity!

Elise said...

Goodness gracious! What an elegant card and super display of the Color Throwdown colors! WONDERFUL job, m'dear!

Patti MacLeith said...

LOVE that strip with the sentiment. How did you do it? And the red bird with his little nest will be appearing on some of my cards very soon! Thanks for sharing your ideas, Regina!

Barbara said...

Beautiful! Love that CAS look with the colors! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Regina!! I've missed seeing your beautiful entries! So glad you're back! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us!

Mary Fish said...

Your style is so defined . . . clean, simple, pretty with a special touch . . . love the texture and "nest." Perhaps that could be made with the Snowflake punch? I'm going to have to give that a try :)

Hugs, M