Saturday, 29 October 2016

52CCT - Pick a Previous ....

... Good morning! We have an extra Saturday this month, which means that we have our Pick a Previous challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 52CCT43-16. Kaja has requested that we Pick a Previous Sketch and you can select from all the previous ones - check out the tab on our blog. I have to admit that I didn't go very far back in the archives, in fact, I decided to play with this October's sketch again. Last time I went ultra clean and simple, but this time I've gone for layers, here's my card:

Happy Holidays - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Hero Arts - Dimensional Layering Bird CL906
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Die-namics - Cross Stitched Ovals Stax #4 & #5; Hero Arts - Dimensional Bird Dies DI153
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SUDP - Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler




I had lots of fun making this card. The multi-step bird is really easy to stamp (especially if you have a MISTI). Once I finished stamping the various layers I cut it out with the matching die. I did the same for the branch and feet. I cut a large panel of dark teal paper slightly smaller then the card and adhered it to the base. I die cut an oval mat in dark cherry and a smaller one from white card. I adhered the bird to the white oval, added some berries to the branch and attached the finished oval to the card. I finished off with a simple sentiment in bold black. On the inside I cut a mat layer of teal design paper and on the white panel I simply added a Christmas flower.

Happy Holidays inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHappy Holidays sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

This week the Merry Monday challenge - MM#219 wants us to use bird(s) on our card, so it was the perfect opportunity to play with this set. I used the bold, rich colours from this week's Colour Throwdown - CTD#416.

Do visit our blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team. This is the last week of our DT Call too - remember you must have done at least 3 of the 5 challenges this month, so if you've only done 2 so far - this is your last chance to complete the third challenge.

We have a less than fun start to the day planned. It's time for us all to have our Flu vaccinations! Hope you all have a super day :)

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8 comments:

fabiola jaques said...

il est superbe cette oiseau Deborah, il est même flamboyant, ta carte est si chic, biz

Susan Joyce said...

Great bird image Debroah, I love how you layered the bird. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

April Cheetham said...

Lovely card with beautiful colours! I've got this stamp and die set and there are lots of bits to it! Xx

Linda said...

Lovely card Deborah. So much great texture. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Jean said...

Love the colors! Love this bird!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Gorgeous colours together - a real beauty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

AlisonC said...

What sumptuous colours you've used on your exotic bird. The simple background sets him off beautifully.

Patricia Hays said...

I've never seen that bird stamp before. It's awesome! I really like the colors you've chosen for it. Terrific card, Deborah!

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