Monday, November 18, 2013

A SNOWMAN and a BIRD






































I had happy mail last week from my sister and it just happened to be something I love so
 much.....a snowman and a bird. She knows I love both and I could hardly wait to make a card. The sentiment was in the same set.

Wow! Did my paper colors ever change on me. I thought the blue/green in my paper was almost like the colors in my Copics...WRONG! I'm sure you all know exactly what I'm talking about. I like it just the same.

I used Liquid Applique and Dazzling Diamonds on the hat and stocking. Of course, it sparkles more in real life. You understand that, too. Right? :-) I did a bit of distressing on my kraft and rose red panels.

O.K., my next card isn't going to be a snowman or a seasonal card but it will be embossed. ;) wink for Cathy. She'll get this.

My card sketch was taken from Susan Conrad aka One4Joy on Splitcoaststampers. She was Featured Stamper this week, no. 354. This is Susan's card I cased. She has a most wonderful and unique gallery.

Recipe:
Stamps-Little Claire Designs/Snowman Bunting
Paper-Stampin'Up! Rose Red, PTI white and kraft cardstock, Daisy Bucket Designs dp/Deck the Halls
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Copics, Impression Obsession DIE025-ZZ, gemstone, Liquid Applique, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds


27 comments:

Colleen Dietrich said...

So cute! Yes, your sister knows you best of all, with the bird and snowman combo. :)

Beebeebabs said...

Love your card and image and the paper color is just perfect tfs!!!

Donna Hanley said...

I see you got your sister to buy you things now seeing as how you could not talk me into it. LOL This is just darling and the colors don't have to match, they are all in the blue family. I have had that same problem though more times than I'd like to admit. Love the gold snowflake. Enjoy your evening.

Carol L said...

Your sister's got your number for sure :) She's such a generous sister too and she's given you a great snowman image with that tiny bird! It made such a pretty card!!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Benzi. What a nice surprise from your sister!! :)

Love your snowman and bird ... so adorable. Your coloring is so pretty ... I like the bright colors! The large snowflake embellishment is beautiful. Loll xx

Cathy said...

Your sister did good!
This is do adorable! I love that image and the big snowflake. Check Dearie Dolls free images Benzi! She has the cutest blue birds! Check her older post. I can send you the link if you like! I can't wait for your embossed card ;)

MaryH said...

Always love your cute snowmen. This one is no exception. Your sister knows you fer sure. Love the coloring, and your papers were close (sorta, kinda...looked great on my monitor anyway!) Love the liquid applique and sparkling D/Diamonds on his hat. Looked so fluffy & bright. A terrific layout too. The snowflake is the perfect finishing embellie. TFS & to your sweet sister too! Hugs

Angel 007 said...

Deine Schwester weiß wie sich Dich glücklich machen kann Benzi. :)))
Der Schneemann ist süß und Du hast ihn wunderschön coloriert. Das er glitzert kann man kann man ganz erkennen. Auch die verschiedenen Papiere auf Deiner Karte gefallen mir sehr gut. Eine tolle Arbeit.

Liebe Grüße, Carmen

Carla S. said...

Wonderful card, Brenda! Love the backing papers and the cute snowman and bird stamp!

Angie said...

Gorgeous card!!!! Funny, I wouldn't have even noticed the colors didn't match up exactly until you mentioned it. :) Beautiful snowman! Gorgeous snowflake!

Carole said...

Hi Benzi, what a fabulous card, love that adorable snowman!

Beverley said...

This is adorable. Hugs Bev x

Shirley said...

How really fun and warm at the same time! Love how you used your DP in the BG. Your snowflake is awesome and so creative and it actually makes you wonderful snowman pop right off the card!! TFS Like what you did with that stocking too!!

Bonnie said...

This is one cute snowman, Benzi, and I love the red bird sitting on his arm. You have a really special sister! She knows just what you like!

Davi said...

Brenda is this snowman the absolute cutest!! Your sis did good picking this one! Fun coloring and cool snowflake embellie to go with him :)

Ajascha said...

Hallo Brenda,
eine liebe Schwester hast du. Das Schneemann Motiv ist wieder so süß und du hast ihn in tollen Farben coloriert, passend zu den Designpapieren. Eine schöne Karte.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

~Tammy~ said...

Oh, I think this is a marvelous beauty! Colors look GREAT! Cutie snowman too!

Maria said...

Awwww...so cute with snowman and bird! It just couldn't get any better!:-) How sweet of your sister who knows you well!:-) Truly, a very pretty card with image and mix of papers!

jimlynn said...

Colors change on me continually so I know exactly what you're talking about. I DO love it though and didn't even notice the colors! Precious card and a cute, cute image.
Lynn

Sassy Raggedy said...

Love this wonderful card. I like those layers and the side sentiment is perfect. Cutest snowman...Hugz, joann

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I love your adorable snowman and the great design!

Emily Keaton said...

Yay for snowmen! What a cute card. Love that diecut snowflake in the corner!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card and I like the colors!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Benzi, I adore that kraft snowflake! How creative.

Pam~ said...

Another adorable snowman and card! Your sister came through again...awesome gal! I know exactly what you are saying about markers matching papers and sometimes not so much.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

How splendid! You know, I have been seeing a lot of "kraft" lately. I just bought a pack too! Makes me want to create with it now after seeing this gorgeous card.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Joanne (jojot) said...

what fabulous, eye appealing colors...fun, festive