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Wed 26

by Sherry Hester

Hello, everyone! As others have said, creating winter cards takes a little bit of the edge off of the simmering summer heat!

As soon as I saw the Soaring Bird die from the new holiday release, I fell in love. Lots of possibilities with this one! I started out by cutting a light blue piece of card stock to 3.75" x 5.5". I decided to use the  negative space of the die cut bird as a stencil, and sponged the open area with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

Blessed - 1

Blessed - 2

This creates a background for all of the open spaces of the die cut bird. I actually liked to softness of the stenciled look, which I'm likely to use on another card. I decided to die cut three of the birds and stack them for depth.  I also cut two of the Woodland Branch die, an oldie but goodie die that I hope is never retired!

Blessed - 3

I adhered one bird over the stenciled image, then added glue to the top of that one and the second bird, which made it easy to line them up evenly.

Blessed - 4

I then laid one of the Woodland Branches under the bird at an angle, and snipped apart the second branch in a couple of places so that I could position the pieces where I wanted. I stamped the sentiment in white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I added clear glitter to the bird's head and wings. To create the falling snow, I used Chunky White embossing powder, sprinkled it around and melted them by using the heat tool underneath the card stock. I then adhered the assembled piece to an A-2 top-folding white card base.

Blessed - 5

I hope you enjoy this card! I'm so glad you dropped by and enjoy the rest of your week!




THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING :)

Love the soft effect and I am enjoying stacking dies too at the moment, your card is lovely and a real change from the norm of Christmas cards, thanks Sherry for sharing.

Awesome job Sherry, I love your soft colors, lots of texture and how you used the negative space!

What's a clever way of using the Soaring Bird die. Beautiful card. xx

very nice card and wonderful way to use the die!

Wow...your card is stunning and so eye catching...love it x

What a WONDERFUL card.

Oh my Sherry, your card is beautiful! A lovely job on it!

Gorgeous! And the falling snow is so effective, brilliant idea.

Absolutely beautiful!!

Beautiful card, love the bird die and the snow in the background....thanks for sharing!!!!

Great idea to use the negative space of the die as a stencil and creating
a beautiful car. Thanks for sharing.

Wow, super card!

Amazingly beautiful card! The soft stenciled bird and then the die cuts over top, gorgeous! The technique for the snow thank you for sharing the how to. Thank you also for the excellent tutorial on the bird and all the details for this beautiful art card. Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing today.
Jacquelene L

Love, love, love your card Sherry!

It is beautiful!

Wow!!! Fabulous card!!!!

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