Friday, July 12, 2013

Merry Christmas Cardinal Background

My card features one of two stamp sets being featured in JustRite's July Release today!  The Christmas Cardinal was colored using pastel chalks and q-tips!  Pastel chalks is one the first art mediums I used and I'm still loving them today!  I always mist my finished chalk work with Krylon Matte Finish to prevent the colors from smudging! I scissor cut the colored image before gluing it to the top card panel.

Christmas Cardinal is a deeply etched red rubber background stamp that is mounted on static cling foam.  I stamped the image twice, once with PTI Fresh Snow Ink and once with Memento Black Ink.  I proceeded with some fussy cutting and used Therm O Web foam dimensionals to lift the stamped panel and allow the coordinating designer paper peek through behind the cardinal. Kaisercraft rhinestones, and a bow made with seam binding and faux canvas ribbon complete the card embellishing!  Designer paper used is from the new Kaisercraft Holly Bright paper pad!

Check out the following JustRite Designers for more inspiration!  Enjoy!
Kathy Jones 
Sheri Holt  
Kristi Schurr

Heidi Blankenship
Kazan Clark  
Angela Barkhouse 
Marisa Job

Barb Schram
Margie Higuchi