Today I'm back to share with you another May Reveal card, this time using the Cardinal and Holly Set 895 and an earlier month's Christmas Baubles Set 891.
So to begin with, using the Stamp Platform, I stamped the baubles from the Christmas Baubles Set 891 with Nuvo Clear Mark Ink and then heat embossed with Gold Detail on plaid designer paper.
The baubles were fussy cut with the 5" mini scissors and then I added more ink to the hook of the bauble with the Versamarker pen and applied and heat embossed more Gold Detail embossing powder.
The three ornaments were then covered with more Clear Mark embossing ink and then given an application of Clear Detail and then another application of Ultra Thick Detail to give them a nice glassy appearance.
The cardinal and holly was then stamped in Nuvo Clear Mark, was heat embossed with Black Detail and fussy cut with the 5" mini scissors.
The image was then colored using several Aquaflow Markers, by applying a little ink from each color, which had been dripped on an acrylic block, and picking it up with the Nuvo Aqua Brush to apply to the image.
Nuvo drops Autumn Red were applied to the berries and Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard were applied to the beak of the Cardinal.
The remainder of the berries were applied with Winter Cranberry Glitter Accents. A little Sakura Quickie Glue was added to the wings and breast of the Cardinal and then some Berry Red Flocking was added for texture.
The sentiment was stamped in Nuvo Clear Mark and heat embossed in Fire Cracker Red. I then took the little die from the inside of the Tonic Topnote Trellis Layering Die set and cut it out using my Tangerine Machine. It was too big for the sentiment so I reduced it!
I made the die shape smaller while still keeping the shape somewhat.
I edged the sentiment panel in Hybrid Safari Green before fussy cutting a little plaid border for the sentiment.
To put the card together I used negative pieces that I had cut out for previous projects using the Tonic Specialty Paper Ivory Bouquet - a frame piece (Tonic Topnote Trellis) and then the Sizzix Dotted Ovals die. The frame with the plaid background was layered to an olive green card base. The oval piece was attached with the feathers peeking out from behind. The Cardinal image with the baubles hanging from the branch were then attached with Craft Perfect Foam Pads.
The finishing touch was the Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright Gold. A few at the bauble ends and around the sentiment and top left corner.
Here is a list of the products that I used on my project today, most of which you can find on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Website:
Christmas Baubles Set 891
Cardinal and Holly Set 895
Black Detail (EP171)
Firecracker Red (EP291)
Clear Detail (EP280)
Super Thick Clear (EP230)
Gold Detail (EP168)
Nuvo Clear Mark
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Berry Red (FL102)
Hybrid Ink: Safari Green
Nuvo Aquaflow Pens: Spiced Ginger,
Rustic Oak, Red Apple, Evergreen Fern
Nuvo Water Brush
Craft Perfect Specialty Paper Ivory Bouquet
Mini 5” Scissors
Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright Gold, Autumn Red
Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard
Nuvo Glitter Accents Winter Cranberry
Tonic Topnote Trellis Layering Die Set
Craft Perfect Foam Pads
Sizzix Dotted Ovals Die
Plaid Designer Paper
Two White Feathers
Thanks for visiting my blog today. I'd love for you to leave me a comment here letting me know what you think of my card and then if you go over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog and leave a comment there also, it will put you in the running to be the winner of a $20 gift certificate to the store, where you could pick up some of those fun products that I used! The winner will be announced on the 3rd of June on the SNS Facebook and Blog. Good luck!
Today, I'd also like to play along in the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin' Christmas: May - Anything Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #166: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #367: Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #90: Use a die that SL sells
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #25: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #5: anything Goes
So that's all from me today. Thanks again for stopping by.