Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Simple Salutations on Speedy TV

There's a new challenge over on Speedy TV.  It's called Simple Salutations -- a clean and simple challenge with an additional requirement:  there needs to be a sentiment on the card.  Today's challenge is to use an animal -- a real one, not a fictional or toy one.  Birds are animals, right?


I just bought this pretty embossing folder last week, and this is the first time I've used it.  It's a Sizzix folder.  See how nice and crisp that embossing is?  What I like about the Sizzix folders is that the back half is recessed enough that you can fold it over a one-layer card and fold the card in half to run it through your Cuttlebug or Big Shot.   I thought it framed the cardinal nicely.  I have thoroughly fallen in love with this chubby little cardinal from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company.

I hope you stop by Speedy TV and check out the challenges.  There is one almost every day.  Look at all the chances you have to win a free stamp set.  Not a lot is free these days!

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Christmas Cardinals
Paper:  MFP Snow Storm Heavy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Sizzix Wreath embossing folder

4 comments:

Katie said...

What a beautiful card...thanks for joining in on the MFP Simple Salutations challenge at SpeedyTV...

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Bee-utiful Cardinal Christmas card. Thanks for joining the new Simple Salutations challenge Animal themed and yes birds are indeed animals. Especially like the coloring on this. I made a window card using the Cardinal stamp. Like the embossing folder. Will have to find out if I can get one of the wreath embossing folders. Did you buy it at Michaels or other craft store or online?
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Simple Salutations

Debbie Moran said...

Lois stunning card. I love your coloring and that embossing folder. Have to get me one. Thanks for playing along with SpeedyTV’s Simple Salutations Challenge. We hope to see you again next week. Be sure to check out all the other challenges on SpeedyTV for more chances to win free stamp sets from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Danaeuiz said...

What a beautiful card...thanks for joining in on the MFP Simple Salutations challenge at SpeedyTV...