Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DCD Challenge- Happy Holidays!

Welcome back to another Die Cuttin' Diva's challenge. This week the theme is Happy Holidays. This weeks Challenge will run for two weeks. so you have plenty of time to link up those holiday projects. 
I finished up and mailed my Christmas cards today. I love birds and especially cardinals this time of year. They are so pretty. So I just had to use this cardinal cut file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons for a holiday card. 

I started with a background mat filled with a digital paper, also from Pretty Paper, Pretty ribbons and then layered a shape on top I found in the Silhouette store.

Next I added the cut file and printed.  From t here, I cut out out the bird, parts of the leaves and some of the berries and added them on top. Because I was making several of these cards, I didn't have time to cut and piece all the parts. So this was a nice alternative. It still gives me the 3D feel that I love about cut files, but cut down on my time so I could get some baking and holiday shopping done.
I did the same on the inside, just didn't add the bird to it.

I finished it off with some stickles accents on the berries and some doodles with my white pen. The sentiment is from My Creative Time. 

Be sure to stop by the Die Cuttin' Diva's blog this week to see the wonderful DT inspiration projects. I cant wait to see what you link up.  


Rhonda Emery said...

really beautiful. hugs

Gerda said...

What a adorable card! Love it!

Kate said...

Gorgeous Card. Love it.

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card Barb! The background papers are awesome and love the bird!
Sherrie K

L.B. said...

stunning card...reminds me of my grandmother who loved birds. very pretty

Migdalia said...

Beautiful card!!

Kathy Salido said...

Such a pretty card Barb!!