Monday, December 15, 2014

Solitary Cardinal on A Birch Branch Card

Whimsie Doodles, Kecia Waters, Copic markers, cardinal, A Jillian Vance Design

Sometimes, it's the simplicity of a card, that warms the recipient's heart.  Kecia Waters here on the blog today with a CAS card featuring the neutral colors of white, black and gray, along with a pop of red.  

To make this square card, I stamped the birch trees from the stamp set "In the Meadow" by Whimsie Doodles onto a piece of X-Press It cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink.  I did some slight shading with a Copic marker, and then masked the trees with some masking film.  I also masked a line for the snow.  I sponged Marvy Grey dye ink for the sky.  Then for a special effect I dropped some water droplets directly onto the paper and allowed them to dry.  I added a few dots of Copic white for snowflakes.  I then removed the masks, and drew the snow line with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker.

Whimsie Doodles, Kecia Waters, A Jillian Vance Design, cardinal

On a scrap piece of X-Press It cardstock, I stamped the cardinal from the stamp set "Winter Woodland", also by Whimsie Doodles with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut.  I adhered the cardinal to one of the birch branches.

The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and can be found in the set "In The Meadow".

I framed the scene with black cardstock and placed on a gray cardstock panel.

AJVD Stamp Sets:

"In The Meadow" by Whimsie Doodles
 "Winter Woodland" by Whimsie Doodles

Other Supplies:
X-Press It cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black, Verasfine Onyx Black, Marvy Grey, Copic markers, masking film, black cardstock, gray cardstock, Copic white

We sure appreciate your visit to the AJVD blog today.  We know it is a busy time for you all, but we hope you'll come back soon for more continued inspiration from the design team.  Until then, enjoy the beauty of the season.


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Patti J said...

Hi Kecia! Didn't know you were a designer here. Hooray! I've sure missed working with you, and am happy to see you here. Love your card, and this stamp set is so sweet! Thanks for sharing...hope you are well!

Celeste Goff said...

Beautiful card! I love the birch trees and that great background!