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Friday, January 4, 2013
Winter Chickadee Birthday Card
I'm still in the Christmas Mode for making cards because Fred She Said has some amazing winter images. So, I decided to make several "Winter" cards instead of Christmas. After all, winter is just beginning even though I wish it were over. The design of my card started with a sketch challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stash. We were to use any of the sketches presented in 2012. I chose Sketch #30.
For this card, I used the pre-colored Winter Chickadee from the Christmas Birds Series. I also added a small pre-colored pine cone from thePine Cone Spray set. I love using Blue and white when I make winter cards and it was perfect for this image. Because of the red berries, which I added a small amount of red stickles to, I added red velvet ribbon and some red sparkles. The papers I used are retired papers from the Wonderland collection from Close to my Heart. The Birthday Greetings was stamped then Embossed using the Just Numbers clear acrylic stamp set from Close to my Heart. I hand stitched around three sides of the card with White Embroidery floss in my own unique design to look like snow flakes. Other Challenge Blogs this card was made for: Gingerloft - Christmas or Winter I Did It! - Use a Doily Stamptacular Sunday - Use Doilies Broken Box Stock - Winter/Snowflakes