Don’t you just love a play on words? I spent this past week-end crafting for almost 16 hours a day…..at a Home for the Hoiidays Retreat in Northern Virginia with about 20 other crafters. I made 27 cards and 3 fancy box treat holders, all with a holiday theme. Four are Halloween Cards, twenty six are Christmas and/or winter and then there is this one
The image comes from the Toile Christmas Stamp Set. This set has coordinating dies that will cut out the cardinal as well as the branch he sits on. Plus there are dies for 2 different banners, some leaves and a few pretty swirls.
Although the sentiment I put on the card, “Celebrate the Season”, which is not from this stamp set but from the Gather Together stamp set (you can see cards from that set here: The Colors of Fall – Gather Together here: might make you think of Christmas, you could easily replace it with “Happy Birthday” or Just a Note or Thinking of You.
I also embossed the top layer of Crumb Cake cardstock with the Woodlands Embossing Folder to make it look like the bird was actually sitting on a branch in the trees.
And no the card is not “dirty” on the edges, I used Early Espresso Ink and sponged it around the outside of the the embossed layer as well as the sentiment tag so that it would stand out a little. You can see it better in this picture.
I don’t usually stamp the inside of my cards with sentiments as I prefer to leave that to last so I have more room to write a personal message, but for this card I actually put something inside besides a little decoration.
If you would like to make this card yourself, this is what you will need:
- Toile Christmas Stamp Set (Cardinal & branch)
- Christmas Cardinal Dies
- Gather Together Stamp Set (sentiment, or choose your own favorite)
- Woodlands Embossing Folder
- Crumb Cake Cardstock – cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, Score and fold at 4 1/4”, plus a piece 5 1/4” x 4” (embossed layer) and a piece 3/4” x 3” (tag)
- Soft Suede Cardstock – Cut with Stitched Shapes Dies)
- Whisper White Cardstock – scrap for branch and cardinal
- Stampin’ Blends Markers – Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Mango Melody
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso
- Burlap Ribbon (separate the strands and use one to wrap around sentiment tag.
- Stampin’ Sponges
- Clear Rhinestones (color one with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend Marker)
- SNAIL adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Hope you have a great week!
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3 thoughts on “A Card(inal) for Many Occasions”
Handsome card ~love it!!