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Friday, November 12, 2010

IB4S "Christmas Collage" ~ Merry Blackbird" Card

Hello All!
This is my second post for the day so when you are finished checking out this card, please scroll down to see what else I have been up to. :)

Della, from I Brake For Stamps, sent me an extra sheet of rubber to play with besides the ones I got to pick out this month. I am sooooo glad she did!
You all know that I do lots of cutsie cutsie stuff but I mixed it up a bit on this card.

The stamps set is IB4S "Christmas Collage" rubber sheet and it is amazing!

If you would like to buy this set or any other stamps from I Brake For Stamps, please remember to use the coupon code SAVE10TRUE to get a 10% off discount on your entire order!

For this card, I used The Paper Studio's "Wrinkled Red Leather" and I distressed it with Staz-On Jet Black ink. The "Solid Pearl Gold" paper is also by The Paper Studio. The cardstocks are Bazzill.
The other elements I used are: dew drops from The Robin's Nest, a gold marker, watercolors, and Scor-Tape.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Pile It On ~ "Christmas with an Animal"
Hope a bird counts! ;)
Lil' Red Wagon ~ "Use the Color Red"
ABC  ~  "H is For Holidays"
Cute Card Thursday  ~  "Anything Goes"
Sundays With Crissy  ~ "Red, Green, Gold"
Kaboodle Doodles  ~  "Make it Vintage"
The Crazy Challenge  ~  "Things With Wings"
Whoopsi Daisy ~  "Christmas"

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Thanks again for dropping by. Hope you liked my little style mixer!

True :D


Sheena said...

Beautiful card!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

You're right, those stamps ARE amazing! Great work on the card! Patsy from

Kelly Schelske said...

This is absolutely gorgeous True! Love it!

Love crafts forever said...

Your card are gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy.
Hugs, Nataliya.

Beautiful Greetings said...

Gorgeous True! I just love the texture in this card. I might just have to go and buy that set for the cards I am sending this year!

Jill said...

Really lovely card, the mix of mediums and colours is gorgeous. Thanks for playing over at Kaboodledoodles this week and hope to see you next time. Jill

Annika said...

Whoa, the bow alone is a work of art - what an amazing card! The colours so warm I could heat my hands over it, rich deep layers...stunning!!

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful cards,thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week
Ruth x

Shirley said...

What a stunning card Trudy.
I love the layout and the colours co-ordinate so well. The ribbon and tape togehter work so well with the theme of your card and the image is beautifull. I could run on forever about how wonderefull your card is and I have looked at it several times so as not to miss any little detail.
Thank you so much for entering this gorgeous creation into our challenge at Kaboodledoodles and we would love to see more of your beautiful work in our forthcoming challenges.


**Farrah** said...

Another fantastc card Trudy!! Your work is so, so stunning!!!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!!

Emma and Susan said...

Fabulous. Thanks for joining us this time at Whoopsi.
Love and hugs
Emma and Susan

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi True

What a lovely vintage card you've created it fits in so well with our vintage challenge over at Kaboodle Doodles - thank you for joining us.


Cammy said...

What a lovely card! Perfectly vintage! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is really quite stunning! Such a beautiful work of art. Thank you so much for playing my challenge at Sundays With Crissy. I'm honoured you joined in!

Debbie said...

Stunning card Trudy,Thanks for playing along with Sundays with Crissy.
Hugs Debbie x

Chrissy D said...

This is gorgeous. I love the texture you have here! So pretty!

mycardz said...

Hi Trudy! Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous card! I love that color of green on your ribbon and it's just perfect with this image. So glad you could join us at Sundays With Crissy! Thank you. hugz, Mary

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Your blog is wonderful! I can't believe that you design for "I Brake for Stamps". I have to give Della part of the credit for where I am today. I had posted a card made with an IBFS image. She e-mailed me and told me that I needed to add a "followers" section on my blog & start posting to Splitcoast. That's how I got asked to be on my first DT & now I'm on 3! Della was my first follower and I'll never forget that. When I have time I would love to look through your entire blog. It looks like there is loads of inspiration to be had here!