Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Favorite Bird

And it's not because it is the state bird of Kentucky.... I love cardinals! There is something so cheery about seeing the bright red male against a beautiful new snowfall. And even though it is very mild here all too soon the snow will come. And just when the days are their shortest and winter seems so long, Mr. Cardinal will come right along and perk me up with his shot of color! Red is one of my favorite colors anyway. And it definitely improves the mood (unless you are a bull...) lol

I decided to showcase one of my favorite stamps (a cardinal of course) against a very plain background. I wanted to mimic the beauty of a bright cardinal against new snow. Take pleasure in the bright spots in life! Enjoy a little shot of color in your creations!



Card Recipe

5 x 7

Card Stock - Georgia Pacific - White
Image and Sentiment - Close to My Heart - A Season of Splendor
Inks - Image - Memento Tuxedo Black
Inks - Holly Leaves - Memento's Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy
Inks - Holly - Memento Lady Bug
Ink - Beak - Memento Tangelo
Inks - Sentiment - Memento Lady Bug
Inks - Cardinal (Memento Rhubard Stalk on edges and Lady Bug on body)
Inks - Background - Memento Summer Sky (sponged over a scalloped circle to make clouds)
Die Cuts - Spellbinders, Nestabilities - Pendant Lattice
Punch - Martha Stewart
Cuttlebug Folder - Snowflakes (this layer was showered in Smooch Spritz)
Smooch Spritz - Vanilla Shimmer
Ribbon - Offray 5/8 Satin Red
Stickles - Ranger - Diamond (on leaves and holly)

I decided to fix my ribbon to look like a package! I think I will have to do this again!

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