Saturday, June 7, 2014

Holiday Cardinal

I thought I would make a Christmas card combining 2 challenges this week.
The challenge at  52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is a sketch challenge
 Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month is to use your favorite color combo.

Here's the sketch…

and my take on it using my favorite colors for Christmas,
red, green and gold.

I stamped the cardinal image with black ink and colored with markers and pencil colors.
Glitter was added to the snow on the branches.
The image was added to die cut circles.
I embossed the white panel and added ribbon to the card stock strips.
The greeting is a foiled sticker.
Thanks for thanking a look!


  1. Judy, this is STUNNING! LOVE the gorgeous image and your fabulous coloring! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS and happy weekend! :) Mynn xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I think the image of the Cardinal is beautifully coloured. Love your ribbons too. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  3. superbe Judy, très charmante et élégante carte, ce cardinal est très beau, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  4. Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and the layout is perfect for our challenge over at “ Spsrkles Christms Challenge Favourite colour combo “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  5. Oh My Goodness. what a gorgeous card. I would never have thought to use the background color you chose, but it is perfect! Whoever gets this card will be getting a beautiful gift! Thanks for entering the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

  6. Red green and gold are always elegant and I love what you have done with the sketch, that stamp is beautifully coloured too. Thank you for entering our sketch challenge at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Judy!! LOVE that ribbon. Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT this week.