Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Cardinal - Acrylic Embossing

Welcome to Glenda's Cards!
Today I am sharing a Christmas card that was made for a special friend! Now that she has received the card, I am able to make the post. I am showcasing features similar to a previous card that I posted last year here

The card is 5" x 6 1/2" and is inspired by the pretty sketch at Card Patterns. Designer paper is Martha Stewart Holidays that was purchased last Christmas.

Cricut Cartridges:
Winter Woodland - Page 59 Bird is cut 2 1/2". Red glitter paper is also from the Martha Stewart Holidays pack.
Joys of the Season -  Page 69 Holly and Berries
The embossed acrylic background is a piece of Cricut cartridge packaging. It is embossed with the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls folder.
Other supplies include Christmas Red Stickles on the berries and Martha Stewart punch. Inking is Dew Drop Versa Magic Gingerbread. Christmas sentiment is Holiday Time Crystal Sticker. I hand cut a piece of the red glitter paper to run through the openings.
Card Patterns - Sketch 146
Little Scrap Pieces - Winter - Holiday
Simply Create Too - Ch 2 Embossing
Passionately Artistic - Linking Party
Robin's Creative Cottage - Link Up Party

Hope you enjoy my card!


  1. Oh Glenda, this creation is so happy & festive! Great job! BTW ... your blog looks awesome!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge and please come back again soon!

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  2. Glenda the glittery bird is so lovely and the background paper looks so good with your card

  3. This is GORGEOUS Glenda! I love the design and great cuts! The embossing looks awesome! Beautiful!
    Have a Merry Christmas!
    Sherrie K

  4. This card is so so beautiful!!! I love the glittered bird- the branches, all of the details of this wonderful card! Here for the link up party and to wish you a Merry Christmas! :)Amy

  5. Glenda that card is gorgeous. I'm sure your friend loves it. I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  6. This absolutely beautiful, Glenda! I love all the beautiful papers and embossing.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

    Saundra :)

  7. What a fantastic card. I love cardinals in the branches in wintertime!!!
    Popped in from RCC for the link up.
    Blessings for a Joyous Holiday and Prosperous New Year!

  8. What a beautiful card. Love the colors and embossing technique.

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas,
    Carson's Creations

  9. Wow, what a gorgeous card. I just love the cardinal. The layering and textures are perfect. I just became a new follower. Hope you can get a chance to visit me. Lori

  10. WOW!! So gorgeous! Cardinals are definitely my favourite winter bird :)

  11. this is so beautiful and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the most beautiful christmas card I ever have recieved, it is outstanding, have a very merry christmas and a happy new year. hugs

  12. Glenda thank you so much for joining in my challenge with your stunning card. I love this card it is so beautiful the embossing and bird are amazing! I am sure your friend adored it.

  13. really cute card, love the bird!

  14. Glenda another beautiful card from you. Love the cardinal and the embossing on the cricut packaging is so awesome. Definitely need to try this.

  15. Glenda what a Beautiful card. I love it


  16. Glenda, this card is AMAZING! I love the pretty colors and embossed acrylic!

  17. This card is so pretty. I just love birds and the red Cardinal is beautiful. Thanks for letting me join the Link Up Party.

  18. This is so gorgeous, Glenda!! Wow, the details are stunning!! Absolutely beautiful card!! I hope you and your family have a very safe, happy holiday season filled with much love and happiness!!


  19. Great card you did a nice job and have a Happy Holiday Season to you and your family!!!

  20. Great card. Had not thought of embossing that paper...what a grand idea. Hopping over from Robin's Link-up and I'm already a follower ;0)

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  21. Another beautiful card, Glenda. Donna & I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your friendship and wish you a blessed Christmas. May the Peace, Joy and Love of the Lord Jesus abide with you throughout this holiday season.

    Peggy T.
    Daily Grace Creations

  22. Beautiful job, Glenda! Love that cardinal =) Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters Christmas Challenge!

  23. Really pretty card! I love your color choices!! Glad you could join us at RCC!

    RCC DT Member

  24. You had me running outside in my pajamas rescuing my Cricut cartridge packaging from the recycling bin before the sanitation workers got here!! LOL!
    Thanks for some great ideas!

  25. Visiting from Robins Creative Cottage Tuesday Link Up Party. Like the Cardinal Card. Especially like the use of the plastic for embossed background.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  26. Fabulous card! Embossing packaging and acetate is so much fun. Lovely mix of patterns. Great take on the sketch. Happy New Year!