The challenge this week at Merry Monday is all about feathered friends - and the inspiration photo features cardinals - one of my winter favourites. We used to get a lot of them on our feeder in Montreal but I haven't seen as many around our new house - most likely since we are in a newer development with smaller trees.
I did a card with red birds a few weeks back so I decided do create something similar. This was the card from last time:
The elements that I decided to use again were the colour scheme, the die cut birds, and the background stamp. Here is what I came up with:
I used a SSS Smoke cardstock base and I stamped the Penny Black Christmas Story in the same clour ink. I then trimmed a piece of SSS Fog cardstock for the front panel. I used the My Favorite Things Out On A Limb die to cut the tree. Same as last time, I die cut the Penny Black Birds on a Wire from SSS Schoolhouse Red cardstock, covered them in Xmas Red Stickles. The music notes and greeting are from a mini Lawn Fawn stamp set, and the twine is also from Lawn Fawn.
It is really amazing how cards made from very similar elements can end up completely different! I think that I prefer the original but my husband prefers the second card. What do you think?
I will link up with Merry Monday challenge and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Holidays.
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