Friday, February 12, 2016

For 4 challenges!



supplies: white and Bazzil Candy Necklace cardstock, watercolor paper, Taylored Expressions Leafy Vine embossing folder, salty ocean and lucky clover distress inks, water, Winnie & Walter In a Word: Hello and Audrey's Cutaways, Happiest of Holidays (bird), Big, Bold Friends stamps

I inked the embossing folder with distress inks, spritzed with water, and pressed gently to "stamp" the image.  That was trimmed using an Audrey's Cutaways scalloped frame, and then I decided to run it through the same embossing folder, to bring out some of the smaller details.

The cardinals always look so brilliant against the white snow at this time of year - so glad I have this little guy to play with, for now, and for the rest of the year, too!

This works for 4 challenges: Winnie & Walter's Create Your Own Background with Gayatri and the Two Challenge with Shay (I used 2 stamp sets), the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, and I got the idea for this background after seeing the Happy Little Stampers challenge: Embossing Folder Stamping.


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15 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love the way that Red Cardinal pops against the background Lin and the big die cut sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers! Have a great weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Karen B. said...

So beautiful and serene!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great embossing folder coloring, Lin, and I love the red cardinal!!

adele holcomb said...

Oh, wow! This one is a stunner!

Tracey McNeely said...

Lin this is really a stunning design!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Lin, love the pop of red!

Maxine D said...

What a stunner Lin - this is such a gorgeous card, and the pop of red is wonderful against the beautiful background
Blessings
Maxine

Barb said...

Love the effect, Lin! Really beautiful! ♥

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful work, Lin - love the little bird on the sentiment :)

Dotty Jo x said...

Stunning card, Lin! The bird looks amazing against that background, Jo x

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful! The very regal cardinal looks so lovely perched on the "L"!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful colors Lin, such a striking card.

Sue said...

Stunning card, Lin! Your background is gorgeous and I love the pop of red. Thank you for joining in at Happy Little Stampers.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love your gorgeous background! Fabulous take on the sketch!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch, Lin! Love the pop of red from that cardinal!