Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Simple MidWinter Card


 
Hello everyone!  I'm still vacationing but back with a scheduled post share another sample I created with the fab new MidWinter plate just released by Artistic Outpost.  This is such a versatile set with so many wonderful images.  For this piece I focused on the cardinal, stamped in Jet Black archival ink and colored with Copics.   I used one of my favorite stamps from the Ephemera Backgrounds plate to create a faux post card and also stamped a few pine branches stamped in Iced Spruce.  It was as easy as that to create a quick focal panel for my winter season card.

The background paper is seriously old Cosmo Cricket paper that I have been hoarding for years and I created a woodgrain panel with at TH texture fade, sponging over it lightly with Gathered Twigs DI and then very simply edged with a strip cut from the Vintage Lace decorative strip die.  The pinecone was created with the Tattered Pinecone die but now that I look at it, I think I need some practice in rolling it to look more like a pinecone and less like a rose - I've been using that die mostly to make flowers!  I dry brushed the edges with a bit of gesso.  The bow was created with a ripped strip of country style gingham and the piece was finished off with a filigree snowflake topped with a button.

And that's it - very simple!  Thanks for stopping by - hope you are having a wonderful weekend.







These items used to create this card can be purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

15 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh this is just beautiful Linda. You say simple, I say stunning. You have lavished so much care into the finishing details and I love that postcard. Hope you are enjoying your well deserved break. Hugs, Buttons x

LeAnne said...

JUST GORGEOUS! No more words to describe it!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Simply stunning, love all the little details, the ribbon, embossing, pinecones, the postcard. Just beautiful. Tracy x

Penny Duncan said...

Oh Goodness.....This pieces is GORGEOUS!!!! It reminds you of an old fashioned Christmas!!!!! Hope you're enjoying your vacation!!

Ginger said...

Linda - this is so heart warming! I love cardinals and you did such an amazing thing with all the details!

Ginger said...

Linda - this is so heart warming! I love cardinals and you did such an amazing thing with all the details!

stamp500 said...

Love this!

Caroline D. said...

So gorgeous!! Great country vintage feel to it! Like how you set your flower on the bow... pretty!

Anita Houston said...

I'm so ready for cooler weather!!! These images get me ready!!! This is a gorgeous card Linda! Love the torn look and the turn you gave it for extra pow!!!

Sandy said...

Easy for you to say simple - and your pine cones look like pine cones to me. Beautiful Linda - a very hearth and home kind of card. I love it. Hope you are having a great vacation.
Sandy

Lisa M said...

Linda,
It's breathtaking! I absolutely love the country chic aura that this card exudes. That bow...my word!!! Thank you as always for the wonderfully detailed steps on your creations. It really helps!
Hope the vacation is going well.
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Sophie said...

Traumhaft schön...

Liebe Grüße

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wow, Linda! That's all I can say! This is absolutely gorgeous! :)

Conniecrafter said...

Wonderful old time country feel!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is gorgeous. I love how nostalgic it is with that black ribbon and the woodgrain panel.

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