Friday, December 12, 2008

A Cardinal Christmas

Time to get my Christmas cards posted :) I mailed them out earlier in the week and I hope that I don't spoil it for anyone...but here goes.

This is card #1...the others will be posted in coming days.

My parents always had a family of cardinals that would frequent their feeders, and now, for us, moving to VA has proved to be a high population of is our state bird and all, they are so vibrant and you can always tell when they are around by their quick chirp.

I found a card on SCS by MakeTime2Stamp that I just loved and I cased the idea and embellished on it. You can see her card here. The in-colors of Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red were a cool combo for this card.

I just love using the CuddleBug for the background, it really gives it some dimension! Like real snow!!! And I really love this stamp set. The cardinal is so majestic, he was fun to color! Red is my favorite color too!

I water colored a bit of blue around the bird to make him pop off the page a bit.

Set: A Cardinal Christmas
Accessories: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss & Riding Hood Red cardstocks, Kiwi Kiss ink, Cutter Kit, Coluzzle, Black StazOn, Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Large Oval Punch, White ET, CB Folder


Mary said...

I love this cardinal stamp set and I love what you have done with it. Your card is beautiful.


Melissa Sauls said...

Beautiful watercoloring and I just LOVE the baby announcement!

kat said...

I got one of these and it's just beautiful. Thanks Katie.

Andrea said...

I love the CB folder background. It adds so much to the already beautiful card! I am hoping we get some for the Big Shot in this catty!

Rachel Brumley said...

Beautiful card! Love the emblossed background. I have this stamp and also the one that retired a couple of years ago that has a cardinal in it. I love cardinals!

Kathy said...

This is such a great combination! I love the white Merry Christmas on the red background - really makes the whole card come together!

Liz said...

love the dimension the embossing adds, and I LOVE the way you coloured your cardinal! Great card!

Alexandria said...

This card is so pretty! I bought it during the preview and it still hasn't seen ink LOL.