Saturday, 12 October 2013

Snow Bird


Hi everyone, hope your day is going well! I've had fun with stamps and ink this morning and made a Christmas card. 

I began with a white card blank, heat embossed the flourishes in white, stamped some text and snowflakes and inked with TH distress inks. The bird panel was made with a circle die-cut stamped with the snow bird in sepia Archival ink and coloured with distress inks and touches of glitter glue.

This card is for some challenges:

Merry Monday #78 - Christmas Bird
Artful Times #40 - Feeling Distressed
Inkspirational #41 - Anything Goes
Nonni's Card Challenge - Stamp a Happy Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sue x

Supplies:
Snow Bird stamp - Stampendous
Text stamp - Stampington
Snowflake and sentiment - Paula Pascual
Flourishes stamp - Dawn Bibby Designs
Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Festive Berries and Antique Linen distress inks - Tim Holtz
Stickles glitter glue

26 comments:

Nonni said...

Oh Sue, this card is stunning!! I love all of it, the colors, the image, your fab stamping and heat embossing... Such a pretty creation! Thanks for joining my Let's Get Inky Christmas stamping challenge + Inkspirational Challenge as well! :) Hugs, Nonni

M said...

So pretty and delicate, a beautiful Christmas colour combo and I love the white embossing. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Brenda in IN said...

This is a really pretty card. The bird is so sweet.

sandie said...

Sue the background is wonderful, I love the touches of text and the embossed background. It really looks like DSP! Thanks for joining us at'Stamp a Happy Xmas' and Inkspirational. Hope you ate doing o.k Sue x

Francie said...

A pretty card and so different from the usual Christmas card. Love the white scroll work in the corner.

Karen Harris said...

I love the soft colors you have used on your beautiful card. Such a sweet little bird!

Deepti said...

Wow this is sooo pretty with all the distressed look and the embossed flourishes is the icing on the cake :)

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous Sue!! Love the soft blue and brown colors. A beautiful vintage style Christmas card. Loll xx

Nikki said...

This is gorgeous Sue. So soft and pretty. Love it all. Thanks for playing along at Inkspirational.

Nikki

Bonnie said...

This sweet little snow bird caught my eye in the gallery! A beautiful card, Sue! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

creatingwithpaper said...

This is beautiful! I love how the heat embossing turned out, and your image is very lovely! Thanks so much for playing at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Marcia said...

Oh wow! This is such a beautiful card! I love your coloring with all the distress inks...just lovely! :0)

Kylie said...

This is a stunning card Sue. I love the glittered edges. Thanks for joining in at Nonni's Christmas card challenge xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Sue, the white embossing is gorgeous and so is the sweet fluffy little bird, he's so cute! Cathy x

craftytrog said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful Sue, I love that sweet image!
Alison x

sam21ski said...

Fabulous Christmas card, great bird

Sam - AT xxx

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card Sue, I love soft colours and vintage look. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the white embossing and your pretty bird.

Lesley said...

What a gorgeous image you have used, Sue. The bird is lovely and coloured perfectly. Love the background you created. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Bev said...

I love every detail of your card Sue. The image is so cute, and the embossing and distressing is stunning. Bev :)

artful-notions said...

Love what you did here, Sue. One beauty of a card!

chrissies said...

Really beautiful card with an old fashioned feel to it

Love Chrissie x

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW your card is so beautiful, I love it.

Ann said...

Gorgeous card Sue - such a lovely image!!
Ann xx

Neet said...

A lovely card and the bird is so delicately coloured in with the Distress Inks. Looks just beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

Viipula said...

Beautiful card and there is so much ´winter feelings´ :)