I decided to stick with my card making kick! I love how this cardinal pops out and the way the pine needles turned out! It’s perfect for sending to a friend to say hello and cheer them up. What better way to bring a smile than a wintery card! Let’s get to it!
I started this project, not quite sure where exactly it was going to go. But I started as always, with pulling paper! I grabbed Cougar Smooth Cardstock, Stardream Fine Gold Cardstock, Pop-Tone Gumdrop, Pop-Tone Wild Cherry, DCS Vanilla Bean, and I pulled out scraps, Basis Black, Pop-Tone Orange Fizz, and later on pulled out some random greens, a lighter and darker from the Gumdrop. It wasn’t until I started cutting that I realized Gumdrop was my only green! Going to definitely need to fix that. Now off to my Silhouette to cut!
Alright! Everything is cut! I must say, I love cutting with all of these different cardstocks! I have yet to find one that doesn’t cut beautifully on the Silhouette. No nicks, tears, or moving around; it just cuts smooth. I can walk away and not have to worry that I’m gonna come back to a mess!
I started off by putting the leaves or the pine branches together. Layering them, and then bending and curling them, so they poof out, giving some really cool dimension to the card. Then the Cardinal, I waited till the end before dressing up anything. Nuvo doesn’t dry fast. I glued the different pieces together and the base together; however, I wanted more details on the crate, and I needed a sentiment.
For the crate panels, I used a wood grain embossing folder and the other blue panels, which are DCS Pearl Canvas Textured Cardstock in the Jet Stream. Those I used a snowflake embossing folder on. I used a simple sentiment; it’s fitting for the person that gets to house this one. I do miss them very much. Now we close up the box and add all the panels.
I added some gloss spray in white so it had the look of it snowing, I love how it turned out, and I hope you do as well!
I would love to see your winter projects! To recreate this card, the cutting files are from SVGCuts.com. They are an amazing small business; I linked all the cardstock you need to create the same look! Please post any projects using any of these awesome options! Thank you for stopping in!