Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Red and White


We finally had a very hard frost last night so now I can dig up the gladioli corms and get them dusted and put away. The peonies should be cut back too. It’s supposed to be a bit warmer on Saturday so maybe I’ll get it done then. Right now it is about 43F and we could have more frost tonight. I guess winter is coming after all….insert big sigh here!



Today’s card meets the requirements for these two challenges.

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.ca/2016/10/challenge-46.html (anything goes as long as it’s a Christmas card)

http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.ca (photo inspired – red and white)




  

This card was made the same way as detailed explained in a few posts back. Feel free to scroll back to find it because I posted a of tips and hints on there. Basically the background is a piece of Kraft cardstock which was run through a wood grain embossing folder and glued to the card base. The window frame is a Memory Box die and it was cut out of white cardstock…or in my case, the white part of an old greeting card. The plastic from crafting supplies is behind the window part to look like glass. The cardinal was also an old greeting card and instead of being thrown in the recycle bin, it has a new purpose.



The snowflake swag is also a Memory Box die. Once it was glued in place clear glitter glue was painted on to give it some sparkle. The holly leaves are from a Die-namites die and they were cut from glitter paper. The banner is a Little B die and the sentiment is a peel-off. The banner was attached with a strip of dimensional tape. Once everything was glued in place and dried, tiny red gems were added in three places and a red bow was glued on.



That’s all for a cold October 26, 2016.



Cheers

Violet

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4 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

First hard freeze.....I've been waiting and hoping for one here... but nope we push 80 F degrees every day and are lucky to get below 60 at night...sigh... A good hard freeze and i'd feel more like off in the woods on the trails ( gets rid of the ticks) Yep ticks freak me out.. and we have alot..

Absolutely LOVE cardinals... they're my fav... ofcourse i love the blue jays and crows and any number of other birds but cardinals i just love seeing their bright red spot even in the middle of winter..You know i love your window cards... Great way to recycle! Hugs! deb

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, Thank you for joining us for The Challenge.

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges and good luck!
Monica - CCC DT

Susan Powell said...

What a beautiful way to recycle old Christmas cards - this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

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