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Monday, September 14, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches......A Christmas Wish

Happy Monday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches Blog.

I had the idea for this card when I saw the sketch but getting it to work out took a bit of time. It was not really hard but it did take me some time to figure it all out. I guess I was just trying to make it harder that it needed to be. Typical me!

I wanted to use te cardinal as the "any shape" in the sketch, but in the end I die cut a circle and popped up my cardinal.
I watercolored the cardinal and BG piece with my aqua painter and ink pads, using Pool Party for the sky and Real Red and Cherry Cobbler along with Crushed Curry for the cardinal.

The branch is stamped with Black Stazon ink onto the White BG piece and on the Crumb Cake piece,

I colored the branch with Early Espresso ink and Real Red ink. 

My sentiment is stamped with Early Espresso ink at the bottom instead of where it is indicated on the sketch, I figured the branch represents that element of the sketch.
I finished it up with a bit of silver cord across the top and tied a little bow.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Ayuyu Hunter said...

Cute card.

Wendy said...

This card is a beauty, Vicki! Love this cute little cardinal sitting on the branch and I love the Crumb Cake/Real Red color combo! Very striking! :)

CherylQuilts said...

Beautiful card, Vicki, and I just love cardinals at Christmastime! They were my mom's favorite, and I love this using Kraft! Hugs!