Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Winter Bird


 
With the cooler weather, my mind always turns to Christmas cards. Birds are one of my favorite images...when there's not a snowman. :-) The Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #78 this week is to use a bird on your card. That made me jump into action.
 
I was really wanting to make another hinged filigree card so I got out my  new die set I've never used, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle. If you need more info on how to make these hinged cards, Becca at Amazing Paper Grace has a wonderful tutorial.
 
Joan Ervin had a fun challenge yesterday on Splitcoaststampers, TLC450: Make your own stencil was the technique to try. I have a Martha Stewart holly punch and it has berries that punch out so that was the stencil for my snow. I used the little berry holes to place over my sponging and fill in with with ink.  Now, that's a cool technique.
 
Recipe:
Stamps-Fred, She Said Designs/Christmas Bird Series-Winter Chickadee  (Digital image), Hot off the Press/Christmas Words (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, ColorBox/Frost White, VersaMagic/Sea Breeze
Accessories-Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle Die, Copics for coloring image, dimensionals, Martha Stewart holly punch for making snow stencil.



37 comments:

jimlynn said...

So gorgeous!! Love that die you used to frame out this beautiful bird. Awesome card!
Lynn

zub momi said...

Beautiful card! Love the bird and coloring :)

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured image and beautifully framed!!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card and love the die you used tfs!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love how the colourful image pops against the white background.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Carol L said...

What a beautiful card with that sweet little bird! Those decorative dies look amazing and really do make for a pretty design! NJ!

Linda said...

Such a pretty card. Love the filigree die.

Basslady said...

gorgeous, dearie!
the bird image is so lovely!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Cathy said...

Beautiful card. I love the boarders on the card and the image. A wonderful card all together....

Joyce Lau said...

Wow. The die cuts are gorgeous. Cute card.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! Love the hinged filigree frame and the beautifully-colored bird image! Very elegant!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.
Gr Elly

Donna Hanley said...

Thee dies are so very nice and your coloring on this beautiful image is so great. A total winner. I'm hoping to make a Christmas card for this challenge also.

Bonnie said...

You know I love this chickadee, Benzi! Like you birds and snowmen are my favorites for Christmas cards! Love that background and the filigree frame is amazingly awesome! Hmm..something else for my wish list.
Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Merry Monday!

nwilliams6 said...

So pretty! Love the die cuts and that bird is so sweet. Soft and comforting and perfect for Christmas. A card to fight Pamzi over for sure! Hugz!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - what a wonderful lacey die edge on this Benzi! Lovely coloring on your bird as well!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Benzi. Your card is gorgeous. I love the filigree card base - so elegant! And perfect backdrop to show off your beautiful bird and berry branches. Amazing coloring! And such a great technique to create your "berry" snow! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday. Loll xx

Charlene said...

Beautiful bird!! Great coloring!!!

Angel 007 said...

Guten Morgen Benzi,
in den Letzten Tagen warst Du wieder sehr fleißig. Ich habe mir Deine Wunderschönen Karten alle angeschaut und könnte mich nicht entscheiden welche mir am besten gefällt.
Deine Wintervogel Karte gefällt mir sehr sehr gut. Der Rahmen ist so Filigran und Elegant und den Vogel hast Du wunderbar coloriert.

Vielen Dank für Deine lieben Kommentare bei mir.

Ganz liebe Grüße, Carmen

Karren said...

Such an elegant and beautiful card, Benzi. Your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Cards by Sharyn said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the way you have used the Spellbinder dies.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Brenda love the way you layered the die cuts and such a sweetly colored image
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts School Projects

Marcia said...

What beautiful coloring and I love your filigree card base...a truly beautiful card! :0)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Sooooo pretty, Benzi, and so YOU. Love how you colored the bird and used lots of white to let him stand out.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous card Benz! Love the die cuts and the ever so sweet bird!!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhhh your little Chickadee is gorgeous and beautiful BG too ... what a great idea to use your berry punch as a stencil, looks FAB!
PS yip, Sleepy Hollow was a bit scary, wouldn't recommend at bed time LOL

CraftyViolet said...

Lovely card. I like shaped cards but seldom make them...mainly because I don't have the large dies.

~Tammy~ said...

So so pretty! Love that little fellow!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Benzi, I love the shape of your card and your bird is so pretty. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

MaryH said...

I'm with you on the birds. I'm a sucker for those stamps...especially if it's a cardinal. This is so lovely and I just read your comment about BFeeken. (mentioned in my earlier comment where I read that post first!)Will check out the link on the stencil tutorial, and TFS that one. Your card is lovely, and great background shading to enhance your marvelous coloring. Hugs

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, Benzi!! I just love your little bird and those dies! Perfect Christmas card!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Davi said...

Brenda this is one stunning card! I love the way your colored the bird image, makes it look so real! The lacy shape is beautiful with it :)

LeAnne said...

Just beautiful, and your snowy stencil is perfect! Love your coloring but the filigree border is the best! Thanks for playing with the MM challenge this week!

Ajascha said...

Die Schablone ist wirklich klasse und das Vogelmotiv mit der Coloration sieht darauf wunderschön aus.
♥ Grüße, Anja

Maria said...

Just gorgeous with the lovely bird image, Benzi! And, lovely die used for this amazing Christmas card!

Lesley said...

This is such a lovely card, Benzi. The white die cutting and the clean lines, allow the bird image to shine. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Joanne (jojot) said...

another stunner....love white on white with a pop of color