Sunday, July 20, 2014
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT CHALLENGE
Although I'm not too happy with cardinals lately (more on that at the end of this post) I got out my peg stamps for this ornament. Adding the cardinal and music note was just the right finishing touch, as well as the green sponging around the circle.
The greeting was stamped on a white strip cut to size, but it looked too "heavy" for this card. So I cut around the words to soften it. The top of the ornament was made from a scrap of silver paper. I cut a longer piece and put one end into the middle of the scalloped oval punch, punched it, then trimmed it down to fit the ornament. Then I added a silver sequin and bow and mounted the finished ornament to the dsp with SU dimensionals.
The link for the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Challenge is HERE.
My Crazy Cardinal story: Every morning at sunrise, one lone cardinal starts chirping (loudly!) and banging our windows. This began in May and has been going nonstop every day until sundown. Now he seems to be eating berries--ask me how I know! The only thing that stops him is to let one cat out on the back deck and the other in the front, except on rainy days when he stays put in a tree somewhere. Unfortunately, our cats don't like to stay put on the decks all day...