Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Merry Christmas Thank You...


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Christmas is literally just around the corner and the gifts are piling up in our tiny apartment! This means I have a ton of thank yous to send out and this week's Color Throwdown is another great reason to get another done to show just how much we appreciate the wonderful presents nestled under the tree. I also thought this would make a great second card for this week's Pals Paper Arts Winter Wonderland challenge as well!
For this card, I chose to marry traditional with the Throwdown's not-so-traditional color combination. The Cool Caribbean (in my case, Soft Sky, as CC was a bit before I started stamping) was the little modern flair here. The large oval background was created with a stencil and some Always Artichoke ink and a sponge dauber. It's difficult to see in the photo, but I sprayed some Glimmer Mist over the sponged image, too. This lovely bird image was stamped twice, with the popped-up image water-colored in Real Red and I added some Stickle berries and some Liquid Pearls along the scalloped frame. I combined two sentiments from Teeny Tiny Wishes and "hung" it to wrap up my Christmas thanks.
BEAN NOTES: Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes and Inkadinkado Birds Galore Stamps; SU Real Red, Always Artichoke, and Kiwi Kiss Classic Dye Ink; SU Soft Sky, Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Spellbinders Flourish Impressabilties Stencil, Spellbinders Long Oval and Petite Oval Nestabilities; Quickutz Stripes Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Basic Gray Ribbon HAPPY BEANS: Gold Liquid Pearls; Ranger Christmas Red Stickles; Red Embroidery Thread (generic)

12 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful, elegant design, Regina! That bird image is lovely, and the way you cut out the branch looks wonderful! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a lovely card with that pretty bird! I love the way you used the colors from the CTD! Nice job!

Cheryl said...

I saw some of your cards on Splitcoast and had to come check out your blog. What fantastic cards! Very inspiring! I will be back to see more of your lovely creations.

Laural-Lee said...

The watercoloured bird is beautiful! Love the colours.

fancypantz :) said...

This is gorgeous!

Mary Fish said...

Gorgeous. I can only imagine how beautiful it is in real life (with the glimmer mist). Love how you used the stencil for the background. Hugs, M

Cards by Gina said...

You are really getting a jump on your thank-you notes and each one is absolutely stunning! Can you come to my house and make mine for me, pretty please!?!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning! Another wonderful card!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful creation---thanks for sharing this with us and using the CTD colors!

debhorst said...

get take on the challenge--love your detailed cutting!!

dpkennedy said...

Absolutely lovely!

Pals Paper Arts said...

Beautiful details - thanks for playing @PPA!