Monday, September 29, 2008

holiday mini swap card

This was a card I made for a holiday mini demo swap. I used the new A Cardinal Christmas stamp set and stamped the bird in basic brown on very vanilla. My mom and my aunt helped me color the image using creamy caramel and always artichoke stampin' write markers as well as riding hood red and always artichoke classic inks and aquapainter. The edges of the very vanilla card stock were also sponged with creamy caramel ink before the image was attached to an always artichoke mat.

I used a riding hood red card base with a Kraft mat stamped with the leaf image in versamark ink and the sentiment in chocolate chip ink. I also decorated the mat with a bit of a new riding hood red candy striped ribbon from the holiday mini. Then I just added the image with a couple of dimensionals to complete the card.

Now here's the caveat. I may have copied this design from someone else. I say may because I designed the card in my stamp room with no immediate reference to any photos or designs. However, earlier in the day I had seen some cards made with this set and other sets from the holiday mini, and I'm just not sure that this layout/color combo wasn't among the cards I saw. I tried looking back to find my potential inspiration, but was not successful. Which, i suppose, may mean that this is, indeed, my own design. But if this is your design or if you know who I may have copied it from, please let me know and I will give proper credit where credit is due. Thanks!


Diane said...

Oh how I love this cardinal! You did an amazing job as usual Diane!
This is one image I asked for on WR at SCS!

Anonymous said...

Your card is lovely, Diane!

Jan said...

Looks quite original to me! Absolutely love the red/white striped ribbon accent. Send one of those to all of your Cubbies' fan friends??? ;-)