Friday, November 2

Day 2 - "B"

"B" is for bird... and what better bird for a traditional Christmas card that a gorgeous red cardinal? Mix in some green foliage and a hint of gold and the job is done.


YOUR TURN: Create a card using the letter "B" as your prompt.
Click on the link to upload a photo of your creation:

INSPIRATION WORDS:
Blitzen, boots, bows, box cards, bendy cards, building block cards, bleaching, beads, brads, burnishing, blue, brown, black

Stamps: Cardinal freebie

31 comments:

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Beccy this is a gorgeous Christmas card. I just love the Red Cardinal and the way he has been coloured. Take care. Hugs Jackie

gildett marillac said...

É quando menos é mais... Siples e lindo!

Dandi93 said...

B for bird and B for BEAUTIFUL...

Aunty Sue said...

What a beautifully coloured bird and card

Gail said...

A beautiful creation Beccy - love love it - my mom loves her cardinals - her house is full of decor - tfs

Angela said...

This card is really gorgeous Becky and it doesn't need more than this beautiful cardinal; the Christmasbird

Suzanne Harkinson said...

I was just looking through my digital stamps and was thinking of using this one too! But maybe I'll save it for "C" day.

Teresa said...

Beautiful bird by the berries!

Donna said...

Great minds Beccy! I have already printed this image out to use for my B card. Lovely card. I love to watch the birds and of course the cardinal is just the right color for Christmas!

Suze said...

Beautiful.

Fikreta said...

Its gorgeous!

terrie said...

Such a beautiful Cardinal bird card it's is so elegant looking….well done

KathyA. said...

Oh my... I love your coloring on this image. The spot shading is... well... spot on.

KathyA. said...

Teresa, I think you should win a prize for using three "b" words in this short sentence. It is fun to say.

KathyA. said...

BTW- How did you do that beautiful shading? I do really like it.

TracyM #6773 said...

Beautiful Bird and Berries!
Like KathyA, I LOVE your colouring too :)

Beccy said...

Hi Kathy. I call it stippled shadows although there's probably a more technical term for it. I put together a little tutorial last year that might be helpful:
https://beccysplace.blogspot.com/2017/09/tutorial-stippled-shadows.html
Good luck!
Cheers,
Beccy

Nancy Soetaert said...

lovely with the little points as shadow around the leaves and the bird!

Swissie said...

I love the colour of the cardinal. For a Norwegian like me he is an unknown beauty, only known from your challenge.

Borqna said...

Lovely card Beccy!
And great A-b-c challenge!
Blessings,
Borqna

Megan J said...

Hi Beccy, your Christmas card looks bright and beautiful, love to see a Bellbird in a Flame tree too. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Dorothy S said...

This is such a lovely card - stunning with the white background and the dimensional look of the frame.

Colleen said...

Beautiful and love the shading effect that you have added.

Colleen said...

Thanks for the link on the 'how-too's ' of doing the shadow effect.

Theresa Pollack said...

Beautiful card...love the bird and framing.

Mel C said...

Cardinals are my favorite birds in our yard, lovely card!

Teresa said...

LOL! This is such a fun contest!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Beautiful card. My husbands favorite was a cardinal and when I see one land in the yard now it brings him to mind every time.

Tina Z. said...

Beautiful card and stunning shadow effect. I always admire red cardinals although we don't know them here in this part of Europe.

Dorothy S said...

Yeah! I got to use my new prize set - the Nativity. Thanks, Beccy.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, what a gorgeous cardinal, Beccy! Loving the CAS design of this card.