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I Love Symmetry

October 3rd, 2008 · 6 Comments

I Love Symmetry

When my mom visited me here in the States, she fell in love with the “rode vogeltjes” (little red birds) flying around outside in our neighborhood. It’s a color bird you just don’t see in Belgium. I bought Stampin’ Up!’s old Christmas Cardinal set several years ago, because I knew she would love it if I made her a card with it. And this year, I simply had to buy A Cardinal Christmas as well!

This card was made for a Holiday Mini swap with my GSG friends. I used two matching prints from the Holiday Treasures DSP package for the background. The cardinal was stamped with black StazOn ink on watercolor paper and cut out with the Coluzzle. I was careful not to cut off his tail, because I needed to it hide the imperfect red scalloped edge that was created with the 3/16″ corner rounder punch. Yes, I had an ulterior motive for this out-of-the-box image!

I stamped the words separately on little 1/2″ strips of Whisper White card stock and punched the ends with a 3/4″ square punch turned at an angle to create the banner look.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Coluzzle, 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch, 1/4″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Square Punch, Aqua Painter, Vintage Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: truly elegant

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Crystal B // Oct 3, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    This is gorgeous and I love how how covered up the boo boo! 😉

  • 2 Pat (mspfd) // Oct 3, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Stunning, Vera! Love everything about this.

  • 3 Nancy // Oct 3, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    This is totally stunning!! I really “LOVE” those color’s together.

    And that Stamp set from SU is one of my Favorite and it’s on my list to purchase.

    Thanks for sharing your Creative card with us!!!

    I’m so Happy that you did.

    Did I tell you I love it??? Well I do!!

  • 4 Becky // Oct 3, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Just beautiful!!! I love how the tail hangs outside the oval!

  • 5 Elizabeth // Oct 3, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    So beautiful! My family is from Holland so I could read rode vogeltjes! What fun! thanks for sharing!

  • 6 Kay Kalthoff // Oct 4, 2008 at 8:45 am

    OH my Goodness!! This card is soooo beautiful! TFS!!