Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Christmas in July! Cardinal on Pine Branch!

It's still Christmas in July! I love creating for the holidays in July!  The frantic last minute feeling is not in place, yet, and is a bit more relaxed!  So, today I have a Christmas/Winter card that can easily be used for the holidays or well into the winter season!  Isn't this the cutest cardinal image ever?
Stampavie Cardinal on Pine Branch Stamp, designed by Tina Wenke is found at 

It is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers. Shadowing is created using a sponge dauber loaded with Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Ink.  The stamped image is cut using a Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight die as is the white outer decorative frame.  The red and green panels are cut using Spellbinders Label Eight dies.  The ribbon embellishment is created using 3/8" red/green grosgrain ribbon, tied with tan mini cording. Atop the bow is two faux suede leaves, (red & tan) along with two single satin trees!  So love the many color choices of these elements that enables perfect coordination!  I used the Sig Painty White Chisel edge marker for that perfect white dot for the cardinal's eye!

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STAMPS: Stampavie Cardinal on Pine Branch (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
PAPER: White Cardstock (PapertreyInk), Red (My Favorite Things), Green & Tan (unknown)
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
DIES: Spellbinders Labels Eight (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) Decorative Labels Eight (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store)
ACCESSORIES: Copic Markers R20, 22, 24 & 29, YR20 & 21, YG61, 63 & 67, E23, E30, 31 & 33, Red/Green Grosgrain (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Satin Tree Trim (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Faux Suede Leaves (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Mini Cording (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Kaisercraft Adhesive Pearls (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Sponge Dauber (Stamp Ribbon Store), Therm-O-Web Foam Dimensionals (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), Zig Painty Chisel Edge White Marker (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) 


jean w. said...

Beautiful card Barb! I love cardinals! We saw a flash of red outside yesterday and I spotted one! I get so excited by seeing them! Thanks for sharing this awesome card!

Conniecrafter said...

way to cute and great framing!

Pat Jandacek said...

Yes! That is the cutest cardinal image I've ever seen! And I like what you've surrounded him with, too. TFS