Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Noel {Scrapy Land Challenge #25}

It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge!  The theme is Anything Goes Using any Brand of Die that Scrapy Land sells.

Did you realize that Christmas is now less than four months away?  To help inspire you I've created a CAS Christmas card using the Die-Versions Christmas Cardinal and the Noel Sweet Wordlet.

This is a pretty easy card to assemble with the only difficult part (which really isn't) is die cutting the image out of multiple colors of cardstock and inlaying them together.  Inlaid die cutting technique is the official term for it.  Be sure to save the negative pieces as well as the main pieces, as you will need to use both.

To add a little more interest to my cardinal, I heat embossed his beak with Lemon Chiffon embossing powder and added touches of Copic markers here and there.  In order to create a snow covered branch, I added DecoArt Snow Writer to the branch and sprinkled on some Diamond Dust glitter for extra sparkle.

The sentiment is a Sweet Wordlet and I think these are the perfect size for card fronts.  For the complete list of all the Sweet Wordlets, check them out here.

After die cutting my sentiment from gold metallic cardstock, I adhered it to a strip of ribbon.  Hope you enjoy today's CAS card and it gets you motivated to start making your Christmas cards.  Christmas will be here before you know it :-).

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created for you too.  You will have until Sept 13 to upload your project.


Shona Erlenborn said...

This is awesome Anne. Love the inlaid die cutting technique. It really works well with this cheery little guy. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful card Anne! I love how you inlaid the cardinal and all the details, like the yellow beak and the snow on the branch!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Such a pretty Christmas card, Anne! Love the colors and sparkle to the image. And what a clever idea to slightly offset the green branches, exposing the white and making it look like snow. So clever!!

Donna Ellis said...

Beautifully inlaid scene, Anne!I like the difference in the wing textures from the rest of the body- I especially like that the green is slightly offset to make it look like snow is on the greenery! Hope this finds your shoulder doing better every day hugs, de

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Anne!! The cardinal looks amazing!! I love how you added the snow to the branch - what a fabulous touch!! Absolutely beautiful card and you've made me realize I need to get to work on my Christmas'll be here before I know it!! Have a great day :)

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Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous, love these birds and I was really luck to see one when I was in America in June!
Linda xxx

Jacee said...

This is a lovely festive card Anne
hugs Jacee
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Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, I just love Cardinals, I love watching them all year long. That was a very creative idea to use heat embossing on parts of the bird and the snow worked out really great. Makes this a amazing Christmas card.
Hugs, Pat♥

jimlynn said...

Beautiful cardinal and a gorgeous card! So lovely for the holidays.

NanaConnie said...

What a magnificent cardinal, Anne! I love your inlaying. It adds some lovely texture to the card. :-D

Lena's Creations said...

So pretty, elegant and festive. Love it! The inlaid effect is gorgeous!
♥ Lena
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nwilliams6 said...

Love the embedded technique on this bird. Beautiful card Anne!!! Pretty details with the gold, glitter and gold. Wonderfully done. Hugz

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Such a super stylish the heat embossing and the way you put the cardinal together...stunning!!
Dr Sonia
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Migdalia said...

A wonderful card. Beautifully done.
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

MiamiKel said...

Be still my heart, this is beautiful - so crisp and clean and elegant! The cardinal is one to behold, and your card creation is a beautiful example!