Thursday, December 9, 2010

ODBD-SNTODBD23, Flourishes Winter White, A Spoonfull of Sugar, Delightful Challenges


Used the same stamp set for the sentiment as the image above. Placed inside the card.

This may be the last Christmas card I make this season..or maybe not as I love making them so much. I am using a stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs. I love birds and thought this was a beauty.

 I will be sending this to my choir director that leads our community praise and worship choir. It consists of appx. 150-200 voices and sings heavenly music. I don't think he will even mind having the pretty, more feminine bow and brad as he knows what the card signifies.

I decided to do an 'out of the box' technique with this pretty bird as his tail feathers and the branch are so perfect for it. I did the watercoloring of my image with Tombow markers and a watercolor brush, added some glitter to the berries and a pretty ribbon and brad. The die cuts are Shapeabilities listed below in the recipe and I used a Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder.

I am entering this card into four challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs: SNTODBD23-Christmas Cards
Flourishes: The Winter White Challenge-Wash in white was a pop of color  This is my 2nd entry. With the first card, I used a beautiful Flourishes stamp.
A Spoonfull of Sugar: challenge #133-Christmas card
Delightful Challenges: embossing, wet or day

Recipe:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs-You Will Find Refuge for image and sentiment
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler,Tim Coffey Designer Paper Pad, Canson watercolor paper
Ink: StazOn Saddlebrown
Accessories: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fleur Di Lis and Fancy Tags, Spellbinders Labels Four, Tombow Markers and watercolor brush, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, glue stick, Ribbon Boutique sheer blue ribbon, Say It With Studs by Prima Marketing

17 comments:

Marisa said...

Gorgeous little bird and wonderfully matted on the Nestie. I'm sure he will love the card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty! The pendant is a great touch behind your wonderfully colored bird. Very pretty card!

Basslady said...

wow, stunning card...your colouring is so splendid! just like a photo...

love the combination of the punched parts!

i am a great fan of bible-verses on cards!
so fabulous! and very perfect for your choir director!

and the ribbon is looking great! love the decorative stone on it...

sweety, i laughed so much about your "meet half-way-suggestion" that sounds really great...*lol*

many hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

maryr917 said...

this is so pretty benzi-and a great card to give to the choir director-love the little bird image

Julie said...

This is so beautiful Brenda! Did you know it was featured on the SCS Facebook page? You are so talented! I love the water colored bird and wonderful layers. Not only is that psalm perfect for the Choir Director but it fits with the bird who no doubt sings beautifully to honor the Lord.

Our Little Inspirations said...

WOW! Your coloring skills are over the top on this beautiful bird!!! I love how the sheer ribbon perfectly matches the color on the bird too! Anyone would love to receive a card like this, and I just love how you did the sentiment inside too! Gorgeous work!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is fantastic, Benzi!! Your last Christmas card of the season?? Surely not!! Say it ain't so, Benz!!! How could we go through the rest of December without seeing another one of your beautiful and joyful Christmas cards?? Your bird is just delightful. I love how you framed this and the bow and brad are perfect--even for a *male* choir director. So, no worries!

Davi said...

Hi Benzi,,Thanks for the fun award! I LOVE this one! That bird is so Beautifully colored and the matting really makes it pop!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

So pretty! Your out of the box bird is done perfectly!

Leslie Miller said...

What a sweet, sweet bird image, so beautifully colored. A perfect sentiment to go with it, too.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Great job on the out of the box technique; I STILL have not done that! LOL! I think your choir director will absolutely love everything about this handmade gift of a card.

Lynne in NI said...

ohhh, what a fabby card Benzi ... your blue bird is ever so pretty and I LOVE how you framed it. Your choir director's gonna love it too!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty.. I LOVE this set and have it on my wish list.. I bet he will love this. Nothing like great Christian music..

Maria Matter said...

oh this is so beautiful Benzi! lovely image and the scripture is perfect!!
xxx

rosalien said...

Very pretty, i love the sparkle on the berries, it makes them so real.
Thanks for joining Delights challenges.

Hugs, Rosalien

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is so gorgeous! Wonderful detailing in white and you colored the birdie so realistic looking! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing ODBD Stamping In Time!

Joanne (jojot) said...

The choir director will be so pleased with a card made so specially for him....love that bird....so plump and sweet...love the out of the box presentation...gorgeous