This fortnight, it was Mary of Carolina Cards turn to chose the theme. Mary loves Cardinal's so it was no surprise when she chose that theme for us to follow!
I upcycled and made a Cardinal topper from a Christmas card that we received last year. It has a lovely satin finish with red mirri edging and I matted it on a snippet of silver mirri from my stash.
I wanted a clean feel to this card as well as the ability to mail it for regular postage! So clean it is.
One sheet of 6x6 paper, a couple of snippets of Christmas border from my bits box, and it was done. I must tell you that the red background paper is very close to the same colour as the cardinal' wing!!! Maybe even a litlel redder. I do not know why my camera is making the paper look a mauve/rose shade!
The fine red and white scalloped border is K&Co and the musical notes scallop I won in a RAK from Aliwinn on Two Peas In A Bucket (manufacturer unknown). I am trying hard to use my Raks and prizes that I have been blessed with, so was pleased to work in that RAK'd border. Thanks once again, Aliwinn.
I criss crossed some fine silver cord and tied it with a loopy bow, just to tie the silver mirri card in.
I let the sentiment on the designer paper be the wording, and called it a day. This is another card made at the lake and my Xmas supplies up here are sparse.
Card base - from my stash
DP - Heidi Swap 6x6 Christmas pad
Card Stock - snippets of silver mirri and snippets of kraft card for the snowflakes
Borders - Red and white scalloped glitter border is K&Co; musical notes border is from a RAK
Bling - Beige Pearls from my stash
Cord - fine silver cord from my stash
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Card Club - Cardinal
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
3. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - must be Christmas
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper
5. Marks Finest Papers Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
6. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Merry and Bright