Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hand Made Christmas Card Featuring CTMH Dakota

The minute I saw the new Close To My Heart Dakota (X7157B) paper packet and that beautiful cardinal in the To You and Yours (B1403) My Acrylix stamp set, I knew that I had to try them together as a Christmas Card. 

I just LOVE the cardinal!  He is painted (along with the holly leaves) with my watercolor pencils.  Watercolor pencils can be a little scary to use, but if you watch my YouTube video on them it should help,  Anyway, the wood grain paper along with the herringbone is from Dakota!  Dakota is actually a western boys theme.  One of the things that I always teach is to look closely at the patterns of designer pattern paper.  Just because the theme is one style, doesn't mean you can't use it for something totally unexpected. 

This is one of the cards that we will be making at my upcoming September Workshop.  I teach a wide variety of different techniques at my many workshops.  If you are interesting in learning some fun techniques, please contact me or leave a comment.  For Now, Happy Crafting!


Casandra Bennett said...

Very nice. Love the Dakota with this. Makes me think of a bird sitting on an aged wooden bird house.

Hank Hendricks said...

Stunning card. So cute design. How can i design like this for the Plastic Card? I like it.

Plastic cards said...

Captivating and decent these two words comes in mind after seeing this..

Cindy said...

Thanks for the kind words :o)