Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cardinal Christmas Card for Three Challenges

It's a snowy day in the Northeast so why not make a Christmas card?  I was inspired by the Tuesday Morning Sketch # 236, the February color challenge by 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and a theme challenge by Merry Monday #95 to use an animal on your card.

Close To My Heart products used:
    To You and Yours Stamp Set
    Black Ink
    New England Ivy CS
    White Daisy CS
    Ruby CS
    Ruby Alcohol Marker
    Pear and Partridge Paper (retired)
    Mistletoe Paper (retired)
    Opaque Adhesive Gems
    Metallic Paper  (This retired pack from D.O.T.S. had Black, Gold and Silver Metallic paper.)

Here is the Tuesday Morning Sketch I followed:

The "twist" requirement is to add pearls and lace.

Here is the Color Graphic from 52 CCT:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


  1. This is so pretty! LOVE the cardinal image--he's great! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS and have a wonderful rest of the week! Mynn xx

  2. This is lovely! I really like how the gold layering pops the beautiful bird image! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Very pretty card! Great job combining the challenges into such a beautiful creations. The bird is my favorite part. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  4. I love that cardinal image, and the gold layers are perfect. Great use of the colours Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT
    Louise xx

  5. Gorgeous gold layering and a handsome bird... and you've got a very festive card! Well done, Marie! Thanks for joining the February Colour challenge at 52 {C}CT.
    Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  6. Very pretty card, this is a lovely cardinal. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  7. Marie, what a pretty card...perfect for all of the challenges! Such a pretty cardinal, love all the gold accents!

  8. A really elegant card. Fab image of the cardinal! Beautifully done. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  9. What a beautiful cardinal, Marie! And I love the gold matting! Such wonderful shine! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  10. Beautiful card, Marie! Love your pretty cardinal and gold matting! This card really stands out! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays !:)

  11. Pretty card. Love the cardinal.

  12. Beautiful and elegant card!! Gorgeous cardinal!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  13. I love that sentiment, great font! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)


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