Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Holidays Cardinal

The ladies at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot are such enablers! I feel in love with their projects when they previewed the new Home Shopping Network exclusive Cuttlebug embossing folders a while back. Of course, then I had to get a set myself! I was really into the flurries folder, and plan to use it for our Christmas cards yet, but I thought I would try out some of the others too.

The card I made for this post uses the cardinal embossing folder. I love how this folder is a scene in itself. I decided to emboss the cardinal on dark brown and then proceeded to use embossing powder to add color to various areas. I did some of the same technique to the ornaments, which are yet another folder from the HSN set. I embossed an entire sheet of the ornaments and them carefully cut out two of them, adding some silver embossing for their accents (my "bling" for the challenge).

I think this card is very peaceful. I plan to give it to someone really special this holiday season. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper - Kraft and Dark Brown solids by Wausau Papers, Blue/Red solids by DCWV
Embossing - Cardinal and Ornaments Cuttlebug embossing folders from HSN exclusive, Embossing powders by A La Mode
Stamp - Recollections "Happy Holidays", Ink by Color Box (Cocoa)


Shantaie said...

what a great idea to combine the two folders!! Really like this one!!

Im so happy you took the bling challenge at cuttlebug challenge blog!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card..
Thanks for joining in with the CB Challenges:)x

Helen F. said...

Your cardinal card is lovely! And yes, it is very peaceful~