Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hollyday Cardinal

Today is World Cardmaking Day!

There are lots of blogs and websites sharing card ideas! What fun to get inspired! I could spend all day surfing the web........

I have a Christmas card to share that I made using JustRite's Christmas Treasures stamp set.

I've taken photos to show some of the steps to create this card.

I stamped the cardinal and border with Memento Black Tuxedo ink.

Next, I cut the circle shape with a Spellbinders' die.
I used removable tape to keep the die in place while cutting.

I used Copic markers to color the image. Here you see just one color on each part: Cardinal-R29; Beak-YR04; Birdhouse-E42; Holly-YG03

This photo shows more dimension because I've shaded all the parts with the markers shown.

The next step is to add the border created with Distress Antique Linen ink.
I've placed a circle mask (Eclipse tape with packing tape over it, cut with Spellbinder's circle die)
over the center. Working on a craft mat, I then rubbed the Antique Linen over the border until the color is even.

This is the result.......a nice crisp border and so easy!

To assemble the card, I layered the cardinal onto a Bazzill Red circle mat, then onto a rectangle of plaid Graphic 45 paper also matted with red, and finally onto holly paper and then onto a white card. A green bow is the finishing touch.

JustRite Christmas Treasures
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Distress Antique Linen Ink
Copic markers: R29, YR04, W3, E42, E35, E37, YG03, YG63
Graphic 45 papers - Christmas Past Collection
Classic Crest Solar White Neenah paper
Green Ribbon

I hope you get a chance to create a card today!

Afterall, it is World Cardmaking Day!

Take time to stamp, paper craft, blog hop, or create something!

1 comment:

Shar said...

Very pretty! Love how you put it all together!