Wednesday, September 8, 2010

JustRite Christmas Blog Hop!

Good morning and happy Wednesday to you! For the next 8 weeks JustRite will be featuring all of their new sets and maybe even a surprise or two along the way! They have some fabulous holiday sets out and believe me before you know it the holidays will sneak up on us! So this year, be prepared and get a head start on those holiday cards! (Cuz I am definitely one to talk....I am always so prepared! LOL!) For today's hop I chose the Backyard Bird's set. I colored the two cardinals and the ribbon with Copic colors, . Both were cut out and Crystal Effects was then added to them. I placed the cut out cardinal on top of the other cardinal using a foam square. The background was airbrushed with B0000 and BG01. The pine cones were colored with E31, E35, and E37 . The evergreen branches were colored with G00, G85, YG63, and YG95 . To create a matte for the image I cut out the center of a small doily and accordion folded the perimeter. I then smashed it down....gently, and added the cardinal image on top of it. The Kraft paper is from Papertrey Ink and was cut using Spellbinder's Label Ten . I hand stitched the perimeter with cream thread. Buttons were added as well.

I applied liquid applique to the branches, and while heating it up, I sprinkled glitter to it. Not sure who the paper is by....it was a scrap in my scrap pile.

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Would you love some more Christmas inspiration? Head on over to the rest of the talented DT! They are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

Thanks for popping on by today!!! Have a fabulous day!

35 comments:

Angela said...

great card Michele! The cardinal looks great - like he is sitting on top of your card.
TFS

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous, Michele -- love all your beautiful hand stitching and coloring!

Lillian Child said...

Just lovely, Michele!!!

Kathy Martin said...

Very pretty! Love the way you layered the bird and applied glossy accents. Also that doily is a great accent! :)

Welcome to Explore.Dream.Discover. said...

LOVE all the detail! Such a beautiful card, Michele! Your coloring is perfect!

Becky said...

Beautiful card and beautiful details

Heidi Blankenship said...

WOW!! Michele, your card is so GORGEOUS!!! I love all of the layers and all of the details!! Beautiful job on your stitching and coloring! Love this!!!

Eva said...

Michelle, you AMAZE me with all your creations, and this one is just GORGEOUS again!!!! And you are funny..yepp...I am just as prepared always as you are with my Christmas cards...I am happy, when I ACTUALLY mail them off...LOL

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just gorgeous, Michele! The hand stitching is such a lovely finishing touch!

Kellie Fortin said...

JUST GORGEOUS!! Love all the extra details of your card!!

Jessica said...

I just love the birds!TFS

Noreen said...

I love the colors, and the doily is a great accent. The layout is perfect.

Bernadette Bliss said...

So,so pretty. Love everything about this card.

Wendy said...

Love what you did with the doily!!! Great job!

Rhonda Miller said...

beautiful.

Earline said...

This card is a very lovely card you have made.

Margie said...

Michele, what a wonderful card. Truly a work of art - it's beautiful!

stephanie said...

Oh this is fabulous!

ChristineCreations said...

Beautifully done! Such gorgeous layers and great cutting!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!!

Beate said...

Wow, your card looks fantastic! Beautiful coloring, layering...everything.
Hugs and smiles

Michele Gross said...

Such fabulous details here! The doily adds such a fab texture and I love the paper pieced cardinal. Gorgeousness!!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Michele this is beautiful...Cardinals are my favorite bird and the details...amazing!!!

Wishing you a great one!!!

Deborah Young said...

I love your little birdie! All of your elements come together to make a perfect card.

Alice Wertz said...

gorgeous card, Michele!! wow!! love it!

Becca Feeken said...

Wow girl!! What a wonderful card rich with details. Love the stitching and that doily!! Yum!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!! Michele this is GORGEOUS!!!! Love the popped up cardinal, love the framing, love the colouring - such a beautiful card!!!

Heather Jensen said...

Oh I am in love with this one! The doily and the Cardinal together is perfection! :)

Allison said...

Wow...you did a great job on this one! Love the paper in the BG...WANT!

StampinCathy said...

This is just stunning. Great colors and just love all the layers and that cardinal.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS Michele!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that stitching! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Stunning Michele!! Love your coloring of the cardinal, your layout with the lace doily, die cut and the dp.Gorgeous Christmas creation!!

Liz Weber said...

Hi Michele. Your card is so pretty, that bird looks amazing in 3D and the colours are just gorgeous.

Bonnie said...

Very pretty card! I love the doily, gives it a vintage look, and the details are great.

Joan B said...

absolutely gorgeous!