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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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