Oh how I love this cardinal!!! As soon as I saw the Toile Christmas Bundle (which includes the Toile Christmas Stamp and the Christmas Cardinal Dies) in the Holiday Catalog, I knew it was a must have. Often times when I’m sitting on my back porch enjoying the view of the cows and calves a beautiful cardinal will appear and simply sit on the fence. I always think, that’s my boy, just dropping by to say hi and to let me know he’s always close by. I’ve got to tell you, it warms my heart. I’ve chosen a Christmas sentiment for this card but it could truly be used for a birthday, sympathy, thank you and many more occasions. Because I was creating this card for a swap (meaning I would be making 13 of them) I wanted to make sure it had all types of beautiful elements, to ensure my swap partners loved it. I chose the New Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder and it just screams elegance.
If you look closely you can see a bit of shimmer on the Whisper White embossed layer and I obtained this look by mixing Frost White Shimmer Paint with 70% Rubbing Alcohol in a Stampin Spritzer. If you’d like to see my Tip Video on exactly how this is done CLICK HERE. Just a few mist across the cardstock and the results are beautiful. I colored my Cardinal and branch with my Stampin’ Blends Markers and added my sentiment by popping it up with dimensionals.
You can watch the creative video below ↓ or by CLICKING HERE:
Card Base – Real Red – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
First Layer – Basic Black – 5 1/4″ x 4″
Second Layer – Whisper White – 5″ x 3 3/4″
For Stamping – Whisper White Thick – 5″ x 4″
Scrap Real Red, Basic Black for sentiment
Inside Layer – Whisper White – 5 1/4″ x 4″
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I’m happy to say I created this Fallicious and Spooktacular group of Cards and the Wicked Treat Box for my September Customer Appreciation PDF. This PDF includes 6 cards with 2 being fun folds and 1 a 3D dimensional card. In addition to the cards I had so much fun jazzing up the adorable Coffin Treat Box which is just perfect to give goodies to your special goblins in or use as decorations for your Monster Bash Parties. Remember if Halloween is not your cup of tea, you can substitute different designer series papers and sentiments and I’m sure you’ll love the results from these designs as well.
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