Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Christmas Card Class at CP2 on Nov 20th

I'm back with card number 2 as promised! This is the second card I will be teaching at CP2 as part of my Christmas Card Class for November 20th.

Again, not much stamping on this card. The focus is the Tim Holtz Caged Bird Alteration die, which was part of an earlier release, but I absolutely love it! It is so versatile. You may recall that I had used it and put some fab Bombshell Skullies in it previously. No skullies this time, but you know, that might not be a half bad idea. Skullies need Christmas, too ;D I embossed the bird cage with the music paper texture fade and I embossed the bird with that awesome snowflake fade that I "acquired" from Kit...hehe! I painted the bird cage with Gold Adirondack acrylic paint and then sponged on Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to bring out some of that fab texture. I'm really happy with the shabby chic look of the bird. I painted him with 2 coats of Snow Cap Adirondack acrylic paint and then sponged on lots of Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to really highlight those snowflakes. I also gave him a pretty heavy coat around the edges because it was such a lovely contrast to the Snow Cap and the finished result had a nice vintage look to it. I'll need to remember that combo.

No Christmas card is complete without glitter, so I cut out some die cut snowflakes in cream cardstock, added some Vintage Photo, and then glittered them up with Diamond glitter glue to make them shine. I randomly added these to the cage and behind Mr. Bird. I wish I could say that I made that beautiful flower, but alas, I did not. It's by Bo Bunny and the package came with 8 of them on a strip so I had to buy all they had, which was only 2 packages, but oh how I wish they had had more...! Lots of ribbon and leaves finish this card off. I really love how it turned out. I didn't even miss the fact that it had minimal stamping and there was no Copic coloring. What a switch for me ;D It was a nice break, but next card out! You better have those ink pads primed and ready to work...LOL!

Have yourself a swell weekend ;D


  1. this is beautiful sheryl, great colors and design.
    and thank you for your lovely comments.

    greetings karin

  2. Cheryl - - That sound was my jaw hitting the floor! WOW. This is INCREDIBLE!

  3. What absolutely beautiful work! Love this one too! Going to be a wonderful and fun class at the CP2.
    Hugs, Mom

  4. Love both of your gorgeous Christmas cards! Wish I could take your classes...just a little too far to travel from Sydney Australia :(

  5. Hi Cheryl

    I'm sorry I have not been around much for a while. Just getting to that crazy time of year isn't it.

    Wow, I am blown away by your card today. The amount of detail and work in this little master piece is just amazing. I so wish I could come along to one of your classes.

    Michelle :-)

  6. OMG... talk about details! This is fabulous, woman! So many die cuts & dimension... I LOVE IT! Do you need my address? :)

  7. Hi Cheryl - I've been poking around your blog as a result of your BSC entry and I have to say I *love* your style. This card and the reindeer below are just stunning. I'm speechless and definitely inspired. Thanks!


  8. This card is amazing Cheryl ! I love it, all the detail are awesome as this bird cage. Perfect!!!

  9. OMG this is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sorry I haven't had time to comment on your blog lately. I've been sidetracked with so many things lately. You've given me such great inspiration with this bird die, thank you :)

  10. Wow I've missed so many awesome creations. Love all the dimension. I bet your classes are so fun!


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