Friday 18 January 2013

GDT Card for "ABC" Challenges

 If you're looking for my Digi Haven card, it's in the post below.
After a recent win over at "ABC" Challenges I was asked to be guest designer for the current challenge.  This weeks challenge is a lovely inspiration photo, as soon as I saw it I knew what I was going to make.
I decided to go down the white on white route with snowy trees and branches with just a splash of red.

I really love WOW cards and I hadn't made one for a while so I had a great fun with this.  This is about as clean and simple as I get, but I have managed to squeeze in my usual bow and gems!
The frame was made with a Forever Friends Black and Gold embossing folder, I cut the middle out with a craft knife.  The trees were die cut with Sizzix dies and the branch was made with a Spellbinders die from my Fall Foliage set.  The bird was made with a Papermania Urban stamp, I stamped with Barn Door Distress Ink then added more with the applicator tool.  Everything was layered up with foam pads or glue gel to give depth to the scene.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crimbo Crackers - #33 - white on white
Sweet Stampin' - #2 - cold and frosty
The Sisterhood of Crafters - baby it's cold outside
Papertake - baby it's cold outside
Top Tip Tuesday - #93 - fur or feathers
Tuesday Throwdown - #130 - frame it
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #30 - for the birds
Delicious Doodles - #19 - winter
Jingle Belles - red, white and jul
Stamping With The Dragon - in the winter garden


  1. It certainly is a wow card Wendy. And I mean wow not white on white lol. I love it, that bird looks fab on those die cuts. Amazing
    Hugs Kelly

  2. Beautiful card and today is very applicable Ginny x

  3. This is stunning, I love the pop of colour, very effective.
    Becky x

  4. This is a WOW - I love it Wendy

  5. stunning card Wendy - love it - really beautiful xx

  6. Stunning card Wendy, I love the cut out embossed frame.
    Sue xx

  7. Absolutely love this card and fab die cuts. xx Flora

  8. WOW! Just gorgeous Wendy! I LOVE seeing the cardinals on a snowy day ... they really just POP right out at you! You've done a fabulous job of depicting that!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    P.S. I have blog candy available through January if you are interested.

  9. simply stunning wendy.i love your white on white design :D

    xx coops xx

  10. simply stunning card wendy, fabulous white on white...pam

  11. Wendy, your card is gorgeous... so many details/layers of white! Lovely job!!!

    Congrats on being a guest designer at ABC Challenges!

  12. Absolutely stunning. Love the white on white. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  13. Outstanding card. Very elegant, very clean (even with your bow and gems--which I couldn't live without, either), and well done. Pretty card. Thanks so much for participating in the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

  14. Stunning Card Wendy, Love the WOW...

  15. This is a WOW card for sure. LOVE the white on white with hint of red..fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week. hugs,x

  16. Fantastic indeed ... your pop of red with the white layers & texture is magical ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  17. Your card is sooooo beautiul, Wendy! I love all the white with the touch of red on your bird and the open frame is perfect! Thank you so much for being our guest designer!

  18. ♥WOW♥!!! what a stunningly elegant card! perfection in every detail, but i especially loooooooooove that gorgeous red bird set in the beautiful white snowy die-cut landscape! brilliant in every sense! thanks for celebrating the red, white and JUL with us at JINGLE BELLES!!! ♥

  19. Stunning card Wendy, love it, so elegant, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles, this week, good luck xxx

  20. I'm nearly speechless...your card is GORGEOUS! Absolutely love the white on white and the die cut elements are coordinated for the best wintry wonderland scenery. The focus on the bird is exceptional. Nicely done on this beautiful card!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Lisa xx

  21. Hi Wendy so glad you were able to join us this week as the Guest Designer at 'ABC' Challenges! This is an absolutely gorgeous card a definite WOw factor for me - I just couldn't stop staring at all the lovely layering and details. Terrific! Hugs D

  22. Definately WOW Wendy, I thing this is stunning, kate x

  23. What a pretty card, the white on white is stunning, and the touch of red makes the bird pop. Thanks for joining the Fur or Feathers Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  24. Lovely card :) Thanks for playing along with us at PTW - Jane x

  25. This is just incredible! Those trees, branches and your bird are perfection! I love cardinals, so your inspiration photo drew me in right away, but when I saw your card, it took my breath away! Gorgeous!

  26. A beautiful card!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge!!


  27. So lovely!! Great following of Photo Inspiration! Beautiful idea with "window"
    Many thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin` “Cold and Frosty” January Challenge and we hope to see you again.

  28. Wonderful card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers


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