Monday, October 4, 2010

Believe

I'm slowly but surely getting some Christmas cards made! This is my fourth card in celebration of World Cardmaking Day and it's for USCWCMD07 which is to make a card with something that flies. All three of the images and sentiment used on this card are from different Unity and Ippity sets. I really love the way they work together! The bird was one of my freebies when I joined the Unity Kit Club and I hadn't used it yet. The wreath is one of my favourites from the July KOTM but you already know how much I love that set! It's hard to see in the photos but I coloured in the wreath with Copics first and then added some glitter. My original idea was to have the bird carrying/wearing the wreath but it didn't look right. I anchored both with the burlap background which I love because it provides just the right amount of contrast. The sentiment is part of a sentiment from the September KOTM. I needed a Christmas sentiment (anxiously awaiting the October KOTM to arrive in my mailbox) so I turned a non-Christmas sentiment into one! Just imagine that it says Believe in the Magic of Christmas. At least that's what I hope the card conveys. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a wonderful day. :)

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Kraft cardstock; GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Unity September 2010 Kit of the Month - When I Am With You; Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month - Happily Ever After; Unity Where You Are; Ippity A Bit of Burlap; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler inks; Copics; Ranger Xmas Red Stickles; Gary M. Burlin Green Glitter Glue; Stampin' Dimensionals; Glue Dots pop up relief

12 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Wow! this is gorgeous, the red and white against the background is just beautiful ,love it:0) xxx

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg this is gorgeous!!!!!

Cookie said...

Emily this card is so PRETTY! LOVE the layout and glitter...Thanks for sharing! Hugs...Cookie :D

Lindsey said...

Another beauty! So elegant, and you're right, the burlap bg anchors everything perfectly.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE, LOVE this, Em! So gorgeous! :)

Karen B. said...

Just beautiful! I adore that bird.

Meg said...

Great card! Love all those Unity stamps together and the layering of the burlap, wreath, and bird. And the sentiment is just perfect for Christmas!

Lynn said...

Emily, this is stunning. I love all the layers...and I want to trade places with you...so many wonderful birthday presents!!

Angela said...

That's a great card right there, Em -- I love the layers of images and colors! I have that bird, by the way -- and the whole set that goes with it. Thanks for the reminder (haven't used it in awhile). Love "believe" as a Christmas sentiment, too!

Papiersalat {by Janna} said...

Hey Emily, I like the pattern behind the bird a lot. And ofc the colour combination :)

Hugs
Janna

Sally Atkins said...

Beautiful card, Emily - I love the wreath. That burlap background is just perfect, too! x

Alice Wertz said...

so simple and pretty. love this!