Monday, February 3, 2020

CAS Christmas February Challenge - Joy

Hello everyone.  The February challenge at CAS Christmas starts today and the theme is Joy.


When I saw this card on Amazon, I wanted to CASE it and take the opportunity to ink up the Cardinal Friends stamp set from The Ton that I’ve had for quite a while.  And knowing Susan loves birds, this was her Christmas card.



The cardinal was stamped with gray alcohol friendly ink on a scrap of alcohol friendly cardstock.  I wanted to try my hand at no-line Copic colouring.  I was happy at my attempt, but need more practice.  It was then die cut out with the matching die.  


The pine branches from Memory Box Antique Pine Label and the letters from Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet were all die cut from Bristol paper.  For dimension, the letters were die cut three times and stacked.  Wanting the cardinal to be the only pop of colour on the card, the “Peace, Love &” sentiment from Hero Arts Joy Stamp & Cut was white heat embossed on a Bristol stitched rectangle (best seen in the above photo if you look closely above JOY).   Popped the panel onto a white card base with fun foam, then finished off with some clear shimmer on the die-cut letters (couldn’t capture that sparkle in the photos).


Ready to bring on the joy? 😉  To see more inspirations from my team and our guest Claire (String Bows), head over to the challenge post HERE.  Looking forward to seeing what you create.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful day.










Challenges:
Merry Little Christmas - January Anything Christmas Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - #256 Kath’s Challenge: All About Occasions
Crafty Animals - #35 Anything Goes Animals
Creative with Stamps - #47 Red


24 comments:

Maria said...

Oh, I love cardinals and I do love your beautiful card! Such a lovely red cardinal against all the white! Well done, so pretty!!

Pat said...

I love the red Cardinal die cut and sitting on the lovely pine branch with the 'joy' in the background Trina, and WOW with just the coloured bird really makes it pop. A wonderful card. x

Christine Alexander said...

Trina, your cardinal really pops against the white on white background. I love the card, it's so much nicer than purchased card you cased :)

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Trina. Love the white-on-white with the texture from the die-cuts. The cardinal is GORGEOUS! Amazing colouring ... it just pops off the white. xx

Helen said...

This simply beautiful, Trina. It captures the way a cardinal makes a pop of color against a winter's snow...tfs

Susan said...

This is probably one of my all-time favourites of your cards, Trina!! I love birds as a theme on cards, and especially cardinals on Christmas cards. Fabulous layout with the simple white branch for the bird to sit on, and both butted up against the word die. Great card!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I LOVE the white on white with pop of red!!!

Karen Brown said...

What a beautiful winter card! Your no line colored cardinal is gorgeous. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT

Cindy H. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful clean design and the lovely cardinal!

Becca Yahrling said...

Had to stop by to see that beautiful cardinal - my favorite bird (well, after my little parrot, Rocky, of course!). Love the way you colored him and the card is gorgeous.

Brenda in IN said...

What an impact this cardinal makes against the white background. You colored him beautifully and he looks happy perched on the pine branch. Great dimension with the popped up Joy.

Colleen said...

this is stunning, Trina! Your beautiful red bird against all the white makes for a gorgeous card! WOW!

Bonnie said...

This is the most beautiful cardinal, Trina! His rich red shows up so beautifully in all that white! I know Susan loves this card!

Dorlene Durham said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the bright red cardinal in the middle of the white. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative With Stamps. Beautiful card. Dorlene DT CWS

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing CAS, Trina! Stunning and sweet! Love how the cardinal pops out from the letters and the snowy :) branches! Great colouring and design!It's a very wintery card!

Darlene said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Trina! LOVE the overall design and the cardinal really POPS ... BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
Darlene
MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Linda said...

Your white on white Joy is so stunning with the pop of red of your Cardinal. Beautiful card.

Mac Mable said...

A real stunner of a card Trina. The crisp white is so elegant and the vibrant pop of red from the fabulous cardinal looks amazing x.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the all white card except for colorful cardinal, Trina! Such a great idea to stamp and emboss that bitty Peace and Love above the JOY letters!

Julia Aston said...

Your cardinal is gorgeous sitting amongst all the snowy white JOY!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, your card is much much better than the one on Amazon, Trina! Fabulous no-line Copic coloring of the cardinal! I love all the fantastic details I see on the white-on-white background.
Hideko xx

Sari / Granne said...

Gorgeous white on white whit pop of red

Lisa J said...

Very Elegant card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Trina, that cardinal is coloured beautifully!