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Monday, November 30, 2009

Punchy Cardinal

Good Monday Morning Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card a I made for 2 challenges. I used Jen's Sketch For You To Try and I combined it with the challenge on the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog.

The Crazy 4 Challenge is "Punch Happy", drag out the punches, use at least one. My cardinal is made with punches, I used my 1-3/4 inch circle punch and my 1 inch circle, for the body and wing. I used the boho blossom punch for the tail feathers and for the black part on the face. I used the photo corner punch for the beak.

I used the sizzlits little leaves die with some wild wasabi textured card stock for the leaves the cardinal is sitting on. the cardinal is mounted to the front of the card with a pop dot.

I strayed just a bit from the sketch, I think I missed a layer. The base of the card is real red and that is followed with some whisper white and then the chocolate chip DS paper is from the Merry Moments pack the layer across the top is made up of real red card stock and the DS paper on that is from the Christmas Cocoa Speciality Paper. I then used a snowflake embossing folder for the two squares.

The sentiment comes from the "Christmas Greeting" stamp set and is stamped in real red onto white and then matted with real red card stock. I used the curly label punch on the ends of both pieces. I added three buttons, one to the sentiment and two in the bottom corner. I used some white floss in the centers of the buttons. The buttons are some I had in my button tin, a huge round container of buttons I have had forever.

Well, that is all for today, Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!



Marisa said...

Just LOVE what you've done with Jen's sketch this week! The cardinal is fabulous with the leaves. Amazing card :D

Dawn Easton said...

VICKI! You are BRILLIANT my friend! This is FABULOUS!!!

Lea L. said...

What an adorable card! I love that cute little cardinal! Great job with the C4C Punch challenge!


Lois said...

He's the BOMB diggity!!! Love him, love him, love him! Oh and nice sketch too.

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a great card and the little bird just rocks.......... he's super cute! Thanks for sharing.

alica said...

this is perfect, the layout and colors are great and the cardinal is just adorable
I left you something on my blog - go take a look :)

BJ said...

love your work! The bird is so cute and clever!

Chriserendipity said...

You had done an awesome job with this card! It is just so darn sweet!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card! I love the punched Cardinal- lovely!!!

Rhonda Langley said...

What a great bird! Must CASE that one!