Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Bird, Christmas, and a Jumbo Tiger Lily

I'm going to finish up my posts that got left out while I was away. I have three today and then I'll be back to posting as I make my cards.

This card was for CAS305 on Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was to welcome the new year.
I almost never make new year's card and this is a bit different from the usual new year's card. I did add a star at the bottom for fireworks....hmmmm........

I colored with Copics, added a shadow, and some snow made with my DecoArt snow writer.

Stamps-Penny Black/Winter Perch, Stamps by Judith/AA-02-Solid Star 
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! chocolate chip
Accessories- DecoArt snow writer, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B-(B for sentiment die), Copics, Stamps by Judith/AA-02 Solid Star

 My next card is a Christmas card made for the January Christmas Fan Club Challenge/SCSCCJan15.

I colored  the image with my markers and then colored the trees in a bit with green, used my DecoArt snow writer for snow and added some glitter. 

Stamps-Impression Obsession/Winter Scene 1, Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Ice and Snow (Sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Bamboo Leaves, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Accessories-DecoArt snow writer, Star Dust Stickles, Spellbinders Card Creator, Copics, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds

And, my last card is using a Jumbo Tiger Lily. It was made for Splitcoaststampers TLC518 challenge (try a new technique) and WT516-use beads.  The new technique was to stamp your image in white ink on white cardstock, then emboss and color. That was really fun and I'll probably do that again.

I did cut off the stem from my stamp because the image was too large for my 5 x 5 card if I used it.

Stamps-Stampendous/Jumbo Tiger Lily, JustRite/Just the Right Words
Paper-Bazzill white cardstock
Accessories-pink sequin, Copics, beads from bridal dept. 
I'm sorry for the long post but I'll be back to normal posting now. My next post will be a valentine.


Basslady said...

Dear benzi...your cards are so fabulous in their variety!

Hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful cards - love your coloring on the bird and the sparkles on card #2 and the beautiful flower - great job as always!!!

Cathy said...

Oh wow! All three are beautiful! I love the bird he reminds me of Spring! The sparkly snow is awesome on the roof top and the flower is gorgeous!

JD/ Jill said...

All Great cards...really like your cute birdie, and I like how you did the Tiger Lily card! I have that stamp and you have so inspired me to get it out again.
I learn so much from visiting your blog...I would have never thought to not use the stem on the Tiger Lily. You are so right, it does make the image so much larger that you need to use a larger card foundation. I so like your idea...thanks for sharing.

Donna Hanley said...

Three great cards. The coloring on your bird is just lovely, and vibrant. Your Winter wonderland card is very cozy looking with the snow covered cabin snuggled among the trees. That jumbo Tiger Lily is simply gorgeous as is the sentiment. Hey- your newest package should be arriving anytime soon, seeing as how you have trouble producing your own snow. LOL Enjoy the day.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards.My favorit is the beautiful coloured bird.

Donna Ellis said...

what a great surprise finding 3 fantastic designs on your blog today, Benzi! Love each one (especially the classic layering in your top card!) xo

jimlynn said...

All so different and all so beautiful! Love that big flower on the last one - but really can't pick a favorite! Fantastic cards.

Carol L said...

They're all such pretty cards Brenda, but I especially love that pretty bird on the first one! Gorgeous coloring!

MaryH said...

You are definitely back with a Blast! Each one of these beautiful cards is a treasure (OK, gotta admit #1 is my fav!), but love the different techniques on each card. #3 is just stunning in that gleaming hot pink on the flower, and this sounds like a fun trick to try. Of course I loved #2 with the pretty winter scene. You are rocking it, girl! TFS & Hugs (and yes it was delightful to meet up with Sheila..she's a very lovely person and so was her friend).

Maria said...

Very pretty cards, Brenda! Love the colors with perfect coloring on the first card with the bird! Second card is a lovely winter scene with red cabin and trees! And, last card is a gorgeous flower in fab color of pink! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful cards!-)

Sassy Raggedy said...

Oh how lovely all three of these are Brenda. When I saw the flower I thought of Hawaii and our trip there years ago. Oh the memories. And I love the snow on the first two. Deco Snow Writer....I have to have one of Beautiful my friend. Hugs, joann

CherylQuilts said...

Hey, sweet Brenda! Yay! It's so nice to see these beautiful cards! I love each one, but that little bird has caught my eye and heart! Beautifully colored and so lifelike!! Hugs, sweet friend!

Anonymous said...

Hi There Brenda :-) I'm glad to see that your back :-) I LOVE yours card and the texture on the bird! The big flower is gorgeous!!

Bonnie said...

Three beauties, Benzi! Love that bird! He's colored so brightly! And I can see that I need to look for one of those snow writer things! The giant lily is fabulous! What a beautiful technique and such a beautiful reminder that summer will be here soon!

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely stunning, each and every card! I love your attention to detail - the bird and flower are gorgeously colored to look so lifelike! The colors just burst off the screen :) I love the winter scene, too - being in Miami, I long for a view like that outside my window each winter :)
BLessings! ♥

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hello Benzi!! It's so good to see you. I feel like it's been a while. :)

I was reading your bio/profile on the sidebar and really like the introduction about being a Christian girl. Had that always been there, or did you add that recently? I like it. :)

Your cards are bee-autiful, my friend. The wintry scene is so frosty, and that giant flower is so WOW! I just knew it had to be a Stampendous flower. ;)

NanaConnie said...

Stunning lily, Benzi, and I love the sparkle on the Christmas card. Your coloring on the bird is spectcular, my friend!

Lynne in NI said...

These are all fab Benzi, I especially love your pretty pink flower .. I would never think of using white embossing on white card, but it looks amazing :)

Becky said...

wow.. These are fabulous Benzi. Awesome colors and coloring.

Davi said...

WOW All three a beautiful!! I love the bird and the colors make it looi as if you could reach out a touch it! The snowy scene is beautiful, looks so peaceful! The white embossing technique made one beautiful lily, love it :)