A Recipe for You...

Welcome!  Grab a beverage, take a seat and get yourself comfortable.  
Today I'd like to share a recipe with you!
Don't get too excited...I mean a card recipe, not a cooking recipe!  LOL

Our current challenge at The Crafter's Cafe is a recipe challenge...
2 designer papers
ribbon
3 die cuts
4 pearls or rhinestones
Think you can do it?  Need a little encouragement?  How about the chance to win some awesome prizes from our sponsors for this challenge...

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and

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Now I must confess that I usually don't use card recipes as I find them absolutely challenging. However, I was kind of excited to be pushed out of my comfort zone this time.  I was so happy to be using the Squigglefly image "Cardinal Birdhouse".  I know... you're thinking why would you choose a Christmas image?  I have good reason, I need to keep preparing for the annual craft show I'm in and Christmas cards are my greatest sellers.
Here's a peek...and we'll go through the details in the next few photos...


As you can see, I managed to find two fantastic designer papers to use on this card!  I married them together with the ribbon to make nice joint where the two styles meet. 


I've colored up this gorgeous digi with my Tim Holtz Distress markers.  I added some glitter ritz around the birdhouse to give the illusion of shimmering snow...wish you could see it better.  Then I've added some liquid pearls for some dimension...and put 3 pearls on the background and one pearl for the cardinals eye.  That takes care of the 4 pearls or rhinestones portion of the recipe.  


Lastly, there were the 3 die cuts to take care of.  They are the cardinal, the pine leaves and in the very bottom corner you will see the snowflake swirl corner which I stickled in diamond Stickles to give it some shimmer.  
This came together quite quickly and I quite like the end result.  

Now, I hope I've encouraged you to tackle this recipe.  It was so much fun when I got down to it!  Don't forget to check out the projects the other DT members have created at The Crafter's Cafe.  We can hardly wait to see what you cook up!

Until next time...

This card has been shared in the following challenges...


24 comments

Sue Bridesmith said...

Very Pretty Design , love the papers,Thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge, we would love you to come back and join us again next week for another fab challenge...
Hugs
Suzy B~Owner~Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge
XX

Papercrafting Princess said...

You did an awesome job with your ingredients! : )

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very pretty card, thanks for playing at WW. I have some candy on offer

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous!

cass said...

Wonderful card using the recipe we were given, very pretty

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, what a lovely holiday card! wonderful take on the recipe AND also our "text me" prompt at JINGLE BELLES! <3

cass said...

Me again Tracey, so happy to see you have entered your card at Fan-tastic Tuesday, thanks for joining us this week

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Deborah A

Nancy said...

Really beautiful card, Tracey! :o)

Judy Corner said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation at 'Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is an absolutely stunning design. I love that gorgeous bird feeder image and your die cut cardinal goes perfectly with it. I saw this at Inky Linky #43 and came over for a closer look.

SmilynStef said...

Love the different fonts on that background paper ... so very glad you joined our *texty* Christmas at Jingle Belles.

Debbie said...

Wow what a beauty of a card.Good for you getting out of your comfort zone and doing a recipe too.Thanks for joining us for our Anniversary challenge at Sparkles Christmas?Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

M said...

This is a beautiful card , with lots of gorgeous details. Love the way you've positioned the cardinal. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week - any card as long as it's Christmas. Marina
http://myperfectlifeuk.blogspot.co.uk

Wedgie said...

What a lovely card, very unusual.

Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

A beautifully put together card! Love the cardinal die cut which looks great against the birdhouse and your pine branches and pretty papers are the perfect accompaniment. It's great to see you playing along with our Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge this month with this delightfully pretty card! Hugs, Lesley

Sandra H said...

Beautiful creation and thank you for joining in our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Anything goes" also our Blog hop good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with a lovely use of die cuts...thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

Sharon said...

Such beautiful Die Cuts on this gorgeous card. Love the design and image.
Thank you for sharing
this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x
{Nellie’s Handmade Cards}

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Very pretty!

Lorraine said...

Your background text is just wonderful. And the cardinal is beautious.

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our CRAFTYHAZELNUT'S CHRISTMAS EXTRA challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon x

Marla's Palette said...

Thank you for using my artwork of "Cardinal Birdhouse"!
Marla Shega
Marla's Palette

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