Sunday, February 25, 2024

Cardinal out on a Limb

 I'm joining in with a couple of Christmas challenges today -   so I'm not frantically creating cards in December!

My card is 8"x4" so a little bigger than a standard slim line (if there is a standard?!)  

My lovely cardinal was made using the Feathered Friend die by Tim Holtz/Sizzix. (special release)  The pine branch was made using Pine Wisps die from The Greetery.  The Sentiment stamp is from Simple Strips: Christmas cut with Simple Strips Die - both from Taylored Expressions.  The cardinal and sentiment are up on foam dots.

I'm joining in on these challenges:
ends 2/29

Anything Goes
ends 3/3

Anything Goes
ends 2/28

Stamps:  Simple Strips: Christmas - Taylored Expressions.
Ink:  Nocturne - Versarine Clair
Paper:  Pure Poppy, True Black, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Bay, Pine Feather, Green Parakeet - PTI, DP - Cranberry Christmas Premium Stack - DCWV.
Accessories:  Feathered Friend Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix (limited release), Simple Strips die - Taylored Expressions, Pine Wisps dies - The Greetery. 


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous layered cardinal diecut atop the wispy pine branch, Julia! I love the foiled paper behind too!!

Dotty Jo said...

What a beauty! I love all the different elements of this card - especially the foiled paper. Keeping it really simple is perfect and gives a really classy look. Thanks for joining Gail and me at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

HilaryJane said...

Your cardinal looks amazing on that foiled background. Red and gold - just gorgeous xx

Lisa Elton said...

Such a regal card, Julia and very pretty!

Bonnie said...

This stately cardinal looks so handsome on the gold leaves!

Anita van Deur said...

Beautiful creation love the bird. Thank you so much for joining The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge! Anita DT

Loll said...

Gorgeous gold holly background perfect to show off your beautiful layered cardinal on a pine branch. AMAZING card Julia!! xx

Susan said...

Gorgeous card! Love the gold holly background. And the cardinal is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Peace on Earth.