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Christmas Cardinal…

This was a stamp we as demonstrators could preorder and I did as soon as it was available.  I love birds!  I’ve tried the Pointillism technique again and really like it.  Here’s the card…

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I don’t know that I will make a bunch of these, but some special people on my card list will definitely see this card.  Once the bird is  colored with the Blendability Pens the rest of the cards is pretty simple to put together.  I may go back and add a small dot of Crystal Effects to just his eye.  It’s the little things, right!

Do you have this stamp?  It’s on page 26 of the Holiday Catalog and includes a smaller branch image for the inside of your card plus two script stamps with beautiful verses. Love it!  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you if you would like to give this card a try…

Stuff:

  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake cardstock, Watercolor paper and Red Glitter paper
  • Ink:  Memento Black
  • Stamps:  Beauty of the Season, Linen Background stamp (retired)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Two-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (snow) Blendability Pens (I used the Cherry Cobbler trio, the lightest orange and the darkest grey) Aqua Painter with Baja Breeze reinker

Digits:

  • The Very Vanilla base card is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Crumb Cake layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • The Red Glitter layer is 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • The Watercolor paper layer is 3 3/8″ x 5 1/8″

Tip:  To start my coloring of the cardinal with the Blendability Pens I used the lightest red and dotted the whole bird leaving light spaces at his chest and underbelly.  Followed with the medium red and then the darkest red and used it sparingly on the breast and belly to keep it lighter.  I then used the darkest gray and darkened the areas around his beak and any lines the artist made when creating the stamp.  Lastly I used the lightest orange on the chest and belly to fill in any spaces and on his beak and feet.

Always if you have questions about anything I show you, drop me a line and I’ll definitely answer it for you.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are.”

Get Inky…Be HaPpY!

 

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