Monday, June 4, 2012

Chickadee Xmas

Always Playing With Paper     Merry Monday #23

I took some inspiration from the Featured Designer for June, Vicki Burdick,  at Always Playing With Paper and used the Beautiful Season stamp set from Stampin' Up. 
I've been a fan of Lesley for some time now and I'm also familiar with Vicki's work, so I decided to give this week's challenge a go.
My Beautiful Season stamp has been un-inked up to this point, but when I saw the sketch had the Curly Label punch in the upper right hand corner this set came to mind because of the stamp that goes with the punch. It just called for a gift card holder card.
 The sentiment punched with the Decorative Label die is also in the set. I then thought about the papers I would use and the Designer Paper Deck the Halls came to mind and so I had to pull out the Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin ribbon and get it on there somewhere. The piece with the ribbon and sentiment is a belly band that can be undone in the back with a twist cord or slid off.
I used PrismaColor pencils and Sansoder solvent to color the Chickadee image and the holly on the Curly Label, then sponged around the edges with Soft Suede ink.
Click on the link above and get a head start on your Christmas cards each Monday at this challenge. 

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥


Paper Squirrel said...

Beautiful card! Love those chickadees and how you extended the branches onto the sentiment section.

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Beverly! Love how you made this into a gift card holder! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday's! :)

Paper Art Princess said...

This card is beautiful! Great work :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

What a wonderful gift card holder - I too really like this stamp set but haven't purchased it - yet. It really looks fantastic coloured in. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful card and gift card holder! Very special! So glad you joined us at Merry Monday this week!

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice card, such a pretty stamp set. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.