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Monday, February 5, 2018

Merry Monday #276 - Photo Inspiration

For Challenge #276 at Merry Monday this week, Colleen offers us a photo for inspiration. Use any element of the photo to create a Christmas card - my goodness, there are so many beautiful ones!


I was drawn to the sweet birdies in the lower corner and decided to incorporate the pines from the opposite corner. A little "snow", a sentiment, & some lace - done! Here's my creation:

Supplies: Paper - Poptone Sno-cone, Black Licorice, & Spearmint; 
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps - Hero Arts CM100 Christmas Messages
Our Daily Bread Snowflake Background;
Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows
Dies - Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows Lawn Cuts; Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Greens Mini
Other - Copic Markers, foam tape, Picket Fence Distress Spray, 
Hero Arts adhesive lace (retired) & White Puff embossing powder, 
Distress Embossing Ink

I stamped the birdies and colored with Copics, using the matching dies to cut them. I decided to replicate the frosty area of the window by stamping a snowflake background and embossing with puffy white powder - looks like brocade in real life! I was looking for some glitter washi tape to finish off the top of the white panel when I spotted one lonely piece of lace. Tried it and loved the look! Before adhering it, I splattered the top of the card base with some Distress Spray. I couldn't get the sprayer to work so I just took it out of the bottle and flicked it at my panel. Turned out ok I guess.... Die cut a pine branch and shaded it with Copics before adding it to the upper corner. Stamped and embossed a sentiment from one of my current Hero Arts Christmas favorites. Done!

Please visit Merry Monday for all the details, gorgeous cards from the Design Team, and the link-up for you to add your card to the challenge. I can't wait to see what inspires you from Colleen's photo!

Thanks for stopping and have a crafty week!!


19 comments:

Lin said...

What a happy card, Linda - those little birds always make me smile! Fantastic design!

Betty Keefe said...

love how you used the lace on your card - perfect finishing touch!

JoAnn said...

I just love your sweet card with those cute birds. The embossed background is lovely.

Kelly Lunceford said...

I love your take on the challenge! All the fun details come together nicely! Have a wonderful week!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Very sweet! I love your little birdies!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too darn cute...love your sweet little birds!

Cat Craig said...

YOur birds look like they are keeping warm from all that gorgeous snow below. Fab take on the inspiration pic.

Rosemary said...

super fun and cute take on the inspiration, linda!

Karen L K said...

I like your little birdies perched on the lace and the pine bough on the side!

Debbie Henderson said...

Those two birds are just the cutest!

Dawn Turley said...

so adorable Linda

Felicita Johnson said...

Linda,
This is so adorable love the two cute lil birdies. Have a great week.

Linda said...

What a beautiful embossed background to support those sweet little birds. Funny, when I was looking at everyone's card, I had to go back and look for the birds. Have a wonderful week.

Notes by Nina said...

So cute, your little birds are adorable.

Marcia HIll said...

Awwwww...love those sweet little birdies perched near the top of the lace Linda...SOOO cute! And I love that snowflake background...GORGEOUS!! Hope you're having a wonderful week!! :0)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Those sweet little birds are just adorable Linda, and coloured to perfection! That embossing is beautiful! A great design! Thank you for sticking with me during my haitus! You are so kind! Have a wonderful day my friend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Jean said...

Such a fun take on the inspiration (I don't think I even saw the birds!)!

Colleen said...

Awesome card, Linda, I especially love your embossed snowflakes but of course those little birds are adorable!

Greta said...

Oh wow--I love this card, Linda! The birds are darling, but oh wow--that white embossed snowflake panel is breathtaking!