10/21 Christmas Cardinal in B&W&G!

Oh, my goodness . . . time sure flies!! The sketch at Stamping 411 was posted on Saturday and I'm only getting around to it today! If you would like to create a card for the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge you have until 8am Eastern time tomorrow (Thursday the 22nd.) It's a great challenge . . . lots of Stampin' Up ideas and it's so much fun to play!
As you can see, I moved the image panel to the right side of the card and as a result, switched the sentiment to the other side as well. I really LOVE the way this card turned out. I knew right away that I wanted to use the stamp set called A Cardinal Christmas and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the "Merry Christmas" fit perfectly into the Modern Label Punch!! To make the lovely skinny border for the sentiment, I used the coordinating Magnetic Movers & Shapers die with the Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die to make a modern label shape just a smidge bigger than the punch out.
I know that it is hard to pick up in the picture but the Basic Black Top Note die is embossed with one of the Stampin'Up Texturz Plates. A very lovely look if you are seeing the card real and in person!! lol! . . . guess you'll just have to imagine that part of it! The ribbon is the very elegant Whisper White Organza. The tie off makes for an elegant accent and I like how it coordinates with the foiled Whisper White paper called Bride. The inside panel of the card is quite simple, just a sentiment and a sprig of green in the corner.
As I mentioned before, I knew immediately which stamp set I wanted to use, but I wasn't sure what colors to go with. I needed some inspiration!! I picked up a Country Living magazine that I had nearby and the first page I flipped to was this one . . . black and white with a pop of green. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had my color combo. I think it will make this Christmas card stand out in a crowd. I used a blender pen with ink from the lid of my ink pad to color in the leaves. I hope my customers will like this card as much as I do because it is one we will make next month at my Christmas Dozen class!
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas (111760)
Paper: Garden Green (101697), Basic Black (102851), Whisper White (100730), Bride Specialty Paper (115669)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Garden Green (103040)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die (114506), Magnetic Movers & Shapers Punch Windows set of four (115953), Modern Label Punch (116630)
Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319)
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Tombow Multi Purpose Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Robin Merriman said…
Beautiful card, Kay! I love this stamp set and love the color combo you chose. Great job!
Thanks for playing along this week!
Wow! Those colors are so striking. Home magazines are full of great inspiration. Love how you used the Top Note die as your layer, and the way you flipped the sketch. Great challenge card.
Tiffany Bauer said…
WOW WOW WOW This card is just stunning and I LOVE it!! You would have thought that black and this bird set would look so beautiful together!!! Thanks for playing along this week and I always look forward to your entries!!!
Tanja said…
Gorgeous! Love the monochromatic look and the images are fantastic! My daughter's school mascot is the cardinal. I may have to invest in this set!