A Christmas Bluebird…!

Hello Friends!

This is the Fourth Card from my Card Class!

The Ladies had fun putting this together!

A little snipping on all the Pine Boughs and gluing down,

in layers, adding the pinecones and finally the Bluebird!

 

Here is the Card!

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So Pretty!

The Glimmer on this Card, WOW!

 

Here is the Card opened!

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I left mine plain, but there is the option of stamping some pines on the inside too!

Notice the back of the bird showing?

I die cut, Night of Navy birds, to back the colored-in birds,

to hide the ink bleeding through. Alcohol Ink does that.

 

HERE ARE THE STOCK AND MEASURES:

CARDSTOCK:

Whisper White Thick- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Whisper White Regular- pinecones and bird

Night of Navy- pinecones, pine boughs, bird die-cut for back of bird

Silver Glimmer Paper- retired, pine boughs

Sparkle Glimmer Paper- pine boughs

STAMP SETS:

Timeless Tidings- greeting/sentiment

Toile Christmas- bird

INK:

Night of Navy-  greeting/sentiment

STAMPIN’ BLENDS: to color bird

Ivory- bird chest/belly

Light Mango Melody- bird’s beak

Dark Night of Navy- all dark shadowing

Dark Seaside Spray- bird’s body

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die-cutting machine

Layering Ovals Dies- to cut out oval on card front ( used on Friday’s Card!)

Beautiful Boughs Dies- all pine boughs

Pretty Pines Dies- retired, pinecones

Christmas Cardinal Dies- bird

 

Here is the Card, once again!

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I love how this Card came together!

A lot of work, but so worth it!

 

ON ANOTHER NOTE:

I saw this Card out there in blogland, I am sorry, I do not know

who created this Card originally, it wasn’t watermarked, and

I don’t remember who made it.

If you happen to peek in and know who created this Card,

please let her know, I appreciate her talent and HAD to CASE this one!

I know the Ladies loved this one!

BTW- on June 11th, that was the day I spent

die-cutting ALL the pine boughs for these cards!

It took ALL DAY!

22 Night of Navy pine boughs!

22 Silver Glimmer Paper pine boughs!

22 Sparkle Glimmer Paper pine boughs!

Although it was tedious and an ALL DAY task…I had to do this!

This Card was just too pretty to pass up!

I would suggest that you make this card, but not ‘en masse’!

It took several days because of the amount, I had to make!

I made, 11 sets of 2 cards, for the Class!

One set is for the completed, Visual Aid, for the Ladies!

On one day, I stamp 22 birds and then colored them (watched TV as I did that!)

Another Day, die-cutting the pinecones in the two colors and gluing them together!

Another Day cutting and folding the card bases, and then cutting out the oval fronts!

Another Day to die-cut ALL the pine boughs!

And finally, another day to assemble the 2 cards!

(just 2 cards, for the Visual Aids!)

It’s where I found, out to snip the boughs, and then attach to the Card!

I am glad I did this!

It is a Labor of Love for the Ladies in my Class!

I know they all loved this Card, as much as I do!

Today is the last day of Sister’s Weekend.

I will be going over to my daughter’s house to spend the night!

Trekking up to Maine, with my eldest Grand, to drop

off and pick up stuff from our friend Charlie, for Mr. Hubster!

Until the next Post…Blessings to you ALL!

 

Let me know what you think!