At Aud Sentiments this week our challenge is a "Merry Christmas: card. Our sponsor, The Stamping Boutique, graciously offered the design team images to work and I chose this cardinal. It's Virginia's state bird. They are such a joy to see in the winter months. I love spotting the bright red amidst bare trees or snow covered grounds. The males are completely red. Often they have a tad bit of orange mixed in. I colored my cardinal in reds and oranges then highlighted with some glitter. I have to get my sparkle in somehow. :-)
I used scraps again. That pile is growing! Not dimensioning as I had hoped! I used a Bazzill swiss dot border under the American Crafts brown ribbon. I punched an oval and then added some lace trim to give a Victorian touch. The sentiment stamp is from SEI.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Card Patterns: #126 Sketch
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Gimme the bird
Clearly Inspired: #33 Things with Wings
Crafty Sentiments: Christmas
Do It with Digis: #16 Christmas in August
Fussy & Fancy: Christmas In July
Let's Craft and Create: #25 Go Digi
Paper Play: Christmas in August
Lil Red Wagon: #92 Put a critter on it
Stamp Something: Use a Digi
Totally Gorjuss: #91 Christmas in July!
Totally Papercrafts: #78 Hoidays
*****My 500 post giveaway can be found here! I hope you will join in for a chance to win! You have until Sept. 4th to enter.*****
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