Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cardinal Christmas Card


The Cardinal is one of my favorite backyard birds. We have several adults and juveniles that frequent our bird feeders. The males red color makes them a popular choice on Christmas cards. A couple of years ago Stampin' Up! made this stamp set called Beauty of the Season. I loved it and bought it, but this is the first time I've used it. The image was stamped with Memento black ink and then colored with Copic markers. An Avery Elle pierced oval and scalloped frame were used to cut out the image. The red patterned paper has been in my stash for awhile, it's by Pebbles from their Welcome Christmas paper pad (2012). The blue snowflakes is another older one by Recollections. Some retired Pool Party twine was added along with the Peace & Joy sentiment from the retired Good Greetings stamp set by Stampin' Up!. Three small sequins were added and a drop of glossy accents for the bird's eye. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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12 comments:

  1. Your card is so beautiful, love that bird.

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  2. Beautifully coloured image and a great card, we have robins here on our cards for their red colour.

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  3. Wow, Andrea, how lucky you are to see Cardinals in the wild. They're not indigenous to my area and I simply love the way they look. You've coloured your Cardinal image beautifully. I love the background designer papers and the bits of blue you've added. Lovely card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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  4. A wonderful christmas card! AMAZING! Thank you for joining Moo Mania & More!

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  5. Cardinals aren't indigenous to my area of BC either Andrea, but they are definitely on my favourites list for birds, especially at Christmas. The colour combination in your background and image really work beautifully. Thanks for sharing at the Watercooler Wednesday Christmas challenge this week.

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  6. Just beautiful Andrea! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Anything Goes’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
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  7. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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  8. I love Cardinals but living in the UK we don't have them I was lucky enough to see one when we lived in Houston though. I love your card - that's not an SU stamp set I'm familiar with so will have to look it up and add it to my group.

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  9. Beautiful card, Andrea! I love cardinals. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

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  10. Beautiful classy Christmas card, great image and colours x

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  11. What a pretty card! I love how you colorized the cardinal image. Nicely done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

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