Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Christmas Cardinal and MMSC76

Hello Bloggers Happy Saturday to you! For today's card I used the beautiful SCH  digi Christmas Cardinal.
Looks just like the  regal Cardinals I get in my backyard in the winter. One of my Favorite birds they just pop against the winter snow.
For this card I used the Christmas cardinal and the paper is SU.  For the brown piece of paper I used an embossing folder and than used a sanding block to knock off some of the color.  The snowflakes are punched and than I used lots of "fairy dust" to cover them in sparkle, I also added a  touch to the stump of the tree that the cardinal is sitting on to make it look like snow.  I found this beautiful velvet ribbon that I added to the top of the lace to add a vintage feel. 
Thanks for looking! Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT we had a choice between two images and I think it is fun to see what everyone else did.

Heide

18 comments:

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

This is very pretty. I love how the bird pops against the blue background. My daughter says she likes the tree on your blog sidebar. : )

Donna Moore said...

Hi Heide, your card is so festive and eye catching!! All your colors and design have done a marvelous job placing all the focus on this beautifully colored bird!! Anyone would scream with utter delight upon receiving such a awesome creation!!

Mary Duffek said...

Beautiful!!! You did a great job.

Julie said...

Heide - Your card is beautiful! I love that your image is colored to perfectly match the background paper. The embossed paper is beautiful. I love your ribbon and lace, and the snowflakes and pearls are perfect.

Hugz,
Julie

Cec said...

Fabulous card. I love the pop of blue and those snowflakes are gougeous.
Hugs!
Cec

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

This is gorgeous Hide! Love all the details and the strong coloring of the bird.

Hugs
Gunn

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely fabulous! This is my fave dsp from the SU Christmas lines and yours especially stands right out with the layout, image and fabulous coloring! Wonderfully done! Have a most blessed weekend!

Nancy said...

Heide, the twinkle is just spectacular!! I love the paper, and you have really highlighted this beautiful digi well!

Primitive Paper said...

Stunning and ROYAL!!! That blue panel behind your bird really pops the red color. Love the velvet ribbon too!

Joseline said...

Love your snowflakes, the way you cut and layered the cardinal!! Great card Heidie!!

marsha said...

Heide, your colors are just exceptional! I love the tones and richness of each paper you used, they really compliment this gorgeous Cardinal! Well done!
Hugs,
Marsha

Sharon Basel said...

These are such stunning colors together Heide! The blue panel behind the cardinal really makes the image pop - and of course all the sparkly delights help too! This is so gorgeous with that embossed panel - really frames the main image panel and adds that vintage flair. I can't stop staring at this!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is spectacular and such an elegant creation. Wonderful job on the cardinal and your design, embellishments and wonderful colors are a joy to behold.

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow What a cute card. Your image is colored beautifully, and goes perfectly with your dp! Love that red bird and embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Midnight Madness!
Denise
MMDT

JessicaLynn said...

I love the colors that you picked for your card. Thank you for sharing.

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Thank you again
Jessica Lynn

Primitive Paper said...

Heide.....I'm Baaaaaaaack! You just can't get rid of me! What an inspiring piece of art. Your papers and embellishements just compliment each other beautifully. The Midnight Madness Design Team thanks you for joining us in our challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon. Blessings, Tracy--MMDT

marsha said...

Heide, I guess I missed earlier that you were entering your lovely creation in this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! This is just exceptional and showcases your talent! Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge and I hope you will come back and play again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
MMDT-GD

Dawn B. said...

Heide this is so pretty. I love cardinals in the snow too. They really stand out that way. Your lace is so pretty. Love the fairy dust.
Great job.