This card has three things I love:  Vintage Silver Lustre paper from Paper Temptress, an image from The Angel Company (now defunct), and the Woven Bakers Twine technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter.

I was strongly inspired by this image to make a card, but I wanted to make a Christmas card for my stash, so I substituted a cardinal for an owl; the berries made me think of the bakers twine.  It would have easy to dump a lot more embellishment on there, but really, it has everything it needs already - nice shimmer from the paper, texture from the woven twine, and 3 different textures of paper. 


Juliet Arrighi


Penny said...

Love the design of your card--fantastic use of the twine! I have never seen that before! Love your papers, too! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Hazel said...

Beautiful card - I love the way you've used the bakers twine - and you're right, the branch doesn't count - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 95 - hope to see you again soon. x

Pam said...


I love cardinals, so this card really got me. Love the red and grey background and the way the twine technique frames the cardinal. Beautiful coloring, too!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday!

:) Pam

Vicky said...

nice card , love the bakers twine effect :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh this is awesome! I love the image, and woven twine- you are right- this is perfect just the way it is!

Myrna said...

I have to agree this is the perfect card!!!

Marina said...

I've never seen twine used like that before; it looks great. I like the colours of your card too.

Cheryl said...

Juliet, this card is really beautiful! I love what you did with the baker's twine!

Mynn xx said...

This is wonderful, Juliet!!! Love the twine and your cardinal image is fabulous!!! Thank you so much for joining in my dt call...good luck! :)