As soon as I saw the Beauty of the Season stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I knew I had to add it to my collection. The gorgeous cardinal reminds me of my Grandmother who was an avid bird watcher. Her favorite was the cardinal.
I started my card by tearing a sheet of scratch paper to use as a mask at the bottom of my art panel. Then I sponged the background with Soft Sky, Marina Mist, and Pacific Point to create a nice sky color.
Next, I stamped my cardinal image with Memento Black ink and colored him with my Stampin’ Blendabilities markers. I added the snow to the branches with a White Stampin’ Chalk Marker.
I mounted my art work onto a panel of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper to give a bit of sparkle. Then I mounted that panel onto a panel of red DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally, everything was added to a Basic Black card base.
To finish the inside of the card, I stamped the branch image twice in alternating corners and colored them with my Blendabilities. Then I added the sentiment in the middle of the card.
I think this card turned out beautifully. I know my grandmother would have loved it. I think I’ll give it to my dad. I know it will make him think of her too. I hope you are a fan of this project and will pin it to Pinterest for me. You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts. Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you enjoy reading my posts.
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Card Stock Cuts
Card Base: Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Panels: Trim the Tree DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – 4-1/2″ x 3-3/8″; Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 3-1/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)