Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cardinal Christmas

I just got back from a quick trip back home to Michigan to see family and have an early Christmas gathering.  My brother and sister in law that live out of the country couldn't make it but all the rest of us were there.  These cards are what I sent all our brothers and sisters, we have 9 between us and I ended up doing one for Amanda too that you will see at the end of the post.

Heartfelt Creations Cardinal Family stamps and dies
Impression Obsession Pine Bough
Memory Box Woodland Branch
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder
Marvy--Snow Marker

Here is a closeup, I liked seeing others use of the Marvy snow marker but I just couldn't get it to look as nice, and wow does that stuff stink.

On the second day I had 4 more to make and those I ended up using Liquid Pearls in White Opal for the snow.

This last one as I was inking my signature on the back of the card I dropped the stamp and ended up with a black spot on the front, so this one ended up going to my Daughter and Son in law, so they have a special card :)

I used a scrap of Christmas paper from my stash and added some scor tape on top of that and sprinkled some Glass Glitter from Melissa Francis on the top.

I am still so far behind on my Christmas cards, don't know if everyone will get one this year.  Going home for the weekend meant I missed 3 days of cardmaking time but I am sure happy we were able to go.

Have a Great week,
Thanks for stopping by,


Debby said...

lovely cards Connie.Isn't that annoying when something drops on your cards and makes unnecessary spots on them .It has happened to me so many times and then you need to be creative to try and hide them,lol.You sure did a great job.

Beate said...

Beautiful cards, Connie!

Hugs and smiles

Susan (rainy) said...

Gorgeous design.. so pretty with the bird nestled in the pine bough.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Connie. That cardinal is so pretty. Love the glass glitter and pretty paper.

Sarah said...

I love cardinals nestled in pine trees! That's one of my favorite winter sights!