Wednesday, September 22, 2010

JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #3

Welcome to JustRite Stampers' newest Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #3!   Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps!  So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!

Here's my contribution to the hop. I wanted to do something just a little different so I chose this striking image from the new Back Yard Birds set.

You might not traditionally think of this as a Christmas image but I live in Illinois where the cardinal is our state bird. Every winter these striking red birds visit our backyard and are such a fun and welcome site.  I love seeing their brilliant red plummage against the white snow.  I inked up the stamp with memento black ink then colored with Copics. I added some 3D glittery glue for the snow on the branch. I cut the center image out with nestie and lightly sponged some Ranger Distress Ink. I popped up the stamped ribbon layer with dimensionals to add some depth. Finally I added a couple of sprigs of evergreen topped off with a button.

As for the inside I am featuring one of my favorite new JustRite sentiment sets...


I try to keep a bird feeder out to attract these beautiful birds to our yard and so, just like my sentiment says, hearts come home for the holidays! This image in part of the Christmas Nested Frames set. These are sentiments and frames you will turn to again and again. I colored the branches with copics and added a few red berries to compliment the colors I chose.

Here's a final look from the side so you can see the dimension on the card.


That's all from me - please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous Christmas projects they have for you on the hop today! I promise you will be inspired :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are inspired by the team and the marvelous Christmas stamps from JustRiteStampers!

Hugs n smiles.

31 comments:

Catherine Doucette said...

PAM! This is stunning!!! :0)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a rich and gorgeous creation, Pam! The cardinal image makes a lovely Christmas card and so appropriate as your state bird, too!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous card, Pam -- inside AND out! Your cardinal is just beautiful!

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautiful card.

Angela said...

beautiful coloring Pam!! Great card!

Jessica said...

What beautiful a card! The birds are on my wish list! Thanks for sharing

Selma said...

Your card is GORGEOUS Pam. You know I love the cardinal stamp because I used it on my project too. I love the verse and hope many cardinals visit you this year.

Marge said...

Sooo gorgeous, Pam! LOVE that cardinal; always bring back memories of life in the Midwest. I LOVE how they are so bright & pretty against the white snow (miss them, but NOT the snow)!!!

Peggy said...

Lovely card.

Claire Brennan said...

OH WOW! Socks knocked right off!

Pati said...

Very pretty! I miss seeing cardinals after living in Illinois & Indiana for many years, years ago. Your card and post brought back memories : )

Bev's Wild Adventures said...

I love the Cardinal. I have other bird stamps but I think I could get rid of them and be content with this one stamp. Beautiful.

Monique said...

Wonderful Holiday card Pam.. Awesome job on the Cardinal!! Hugs!!

JudyI St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous - being from St. Louis of course I'm a Cardinal fan (even tho' they're not doing great right now) We enjoy the cardinals year round (the birds, not the team) and this image is one of my favorites. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Creative Mish said...

Very pretty, and I love the little pine sprig.

Liz Weber said...

HI Pam, love this beautiful card, the combination of spellbinders is perfect and that image is beautifully coloured and shown off with the extra touch of those leaves.

PS: Feel free to send me your address lol! Thanks for the sweet comment!

Have a great week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Pam! Great job coloring that beautiful Cardinal!

Luv 2 Create said...

This cardinal stamp is so stunning. Everytime I see it used I just think Christmas. Your card is beautiful.
Marcie

Becca Feeken said...

Pam this is brilliant!! The sprig and the button are awesome embellishment!!

marilynwillauer said...

Great card, love the layout, you've done a beautiful job on this.

Tatanky said...

Pretty card ! I've never seen a cardinal but I'm sure they must be beautiful. In my garden we have feeders for humming birds they are pretty too.

Peachy W said...

Beautiful card. I love the way you finished the inside of the card. Simple, yet striking! Thanks for the inspiration!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a gorgeous card - inside and out!!! Your colouring is beautiful and love how you've framed the cardinal!!!

Auntie Em said...

Love the layers and embellishment. It's always so nice to see the inside decorated as well as the front!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

stephanie said...

Very pretty, love the inside and out too. Great job.

Anne said...

Terrific card! Love the image and the dimension!!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Pam, your card is Gorgeous--inside and out!! Beautiful job on your coloring!

Michele said...

I love this card! Love the dimension and your coloring of the cardinal!

Tangii said...

Just gorgeous Pam!!! Your colors are perfect and I love all of the detail!

gingerbaby said...

Pam I have always thought of the cardinal as a winter and Christmas bird. And your card is beautiful.
hugs,
Brooke

Mel said...

Your card is just Fab!!!

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