How is everyone doing today? I hope you are having as nice weather as we are here. Warm (18 degrees C), and sunny with just a bit of a breeze. It's been like this for a good week or so. As much as we are enjoying the wonderful weather we really do need some rain. Things are pretty dry.
Anyway, today's card was made for two Christmas card challenges. The first being Festive Fridays. It's an element theme at FF this time and that element you must have in your card is a bird.
The second challenge is at Jingle Belles. The theme is things that fly.....angels, birds, even reindeer. :-) It was funny that both blogs were doing almost the same theme. Worked out well for me anyway. I love killing two *birds* with one stone. LOL. Okay, so here's the card....
I had this idea in my head and let me tell you did I have a rough time getting it to work out! It's not quite exactly what I envisioned but I really love it. I'm really getting good use out of my unknown bare branch tree stamp. (I keep saying I need another and this is still true) I stamped that with Jet Black StazOn ink on my blue paper (Provo Craft) and then stamped my bird in Blazing Red StazOn. This bird is part of a bigger stamp that has other birds and a bird bath. It's by Inkadinkado from the Utopiary set. I matted them in black and created my triptych on a white panel, raising them up with some foam dots. I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts, Joy to All set) in Jet Black StazOn underneath the triptych. Then the panel in matted in red and attached to a white card base. I made a bow with red and white twine (which I received in a card exchange) and attached a red jingle bell (Dollarama) and then attached to card.
I am so loving this card! I thought of adding glitter or "snow" to the trees but decided to leave it alone. Sometimes you just need to stop. LOL.
Anyway, I'm hoping to get some more card making done in the next few days so will have more to share later. Have a fabulous day!