Monday, August 23, 2021

Cards..boring title


CHNC- something for a lady or girl

Simon Says-Add a Sentiment

Addicted to Stamps-Christmas

I missed the challenge for Christmas Card Throwdown for the colour choice, but I still completed the challenge and am happy with it. I used alcohol inks in pink and turquoise and spread it around for this background effect. Next, I took my  holly embossing folder and ran it through my cuddlebug for the holly image to appear. I used my gold paint and brushed on the gold so it would paint only the raised images(mostly). I glued it onto gold cardstock and set it aside. I took the alcohol inks again and created a 2 tone in the same colours. I have an ornament die cut which I used on gold glitter cardstock and ran that through my sizzex to cut out the ornament image. I glued the ornaments onto the 2 tone cardstock I just created and fussy cut them out. I used ribbon to make it appear as if they are hanging down and added 2 pink gems at the top. The final was cutting out the background for the saying, gluing it in place and adding the sentiment. 

Christmas Card Throwdown-Birds

Crafty Animals-Anything Goes with Animals

I am into my embossing folders recently so I took this one with the pretty cardinal and, before embossing it, I took 3 distress ink pads and placed them directly onto to folder. I put my white cardstock in and ran it through the cuddlebug. The raised images were still white but the background gave this neat background effect. I coloured the raised images with my pastel chalks. I added white gliiter on the snowflakes and the top of the branch and pinecone. I glued it onto red cardstock and gold finishing it off with some border stickers. 

Wishing you all a fabulous day!


  1. Hi, Birgit!

    I am here to gaze upon your latest card creations, dear friend!

    Who wouldn't be delighted to receive the first card with its embossed, intricately designed Christmas ornaments and pretty blue and gold color scheme? Scrooge... that's who!

    The second card is also beautiful. You know how much I love birds and other forms of wildlife, and bright red male cardinals are my favorites. Your embossed scene depicting a cardinal perched on a branch as the snow flies is another keeper.

    Thanks for showing us your latest artistry, dear friend BB. I'll see you Wednesday when we bust our brains in the weekly song challenge!

  2. I might be a boring title but the cards are not boring at all. Good for you to get started on your holiday cards. Hope your week goes well Birgit.

  3. That first one is gorgeous. (The second one is nice, too.)

  4. Not boring at all. I love the cardinal and the way you treated the embossing. The first one has lovely colors.

  5. Two stunning cards using very artistic techniques! I'm sorry you missed the deadline for the colour, but happy you made it to the challenge this week at 52CCT:)

  6. Hi Birgit…loving the embossing with the gold wow a great background for your baubles and such a sweet cardinal…lovely cards,you have been having fun crafting….take care xxxx

  7. The first one is especially pretty.

  8. Those are both gorgeous. You make fabulous cards, dahling:)

  9. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at 52CCT