Cardinal Song


I started out making this for the Inspiration Challenge on Saturday and couldn’t quite get a handle on the layout, but I loved this little red bird so I used him for my inspiration. Then Sunday’s Featured Stamper challenge came and I did a couple for it, but I also saw this Inspired in Colors Laurie made and loved her layout. I did change the images, colors and added a long sentiment panel on the side but kept her blocks of color w/ the stamping on them. Then today, the Technique Lover’s Challenge had a cute little matchbook candy holder and the instructions were easy enough that even I could follow them.  So I added the little matchbook to my card and finally finished.

I’m using a new February set,  Sing for Joy, from Our Daily Bread Designs. After stamping the cardinal a couple of times, I colored them in with Prismacolor pencils and used my Out of the Box Nestie Technique on one. On the second one, I cut him and the branch out and added him on top of the base image. A green circle mat was added underneath and I cut 5 ends only of the Spellbinders fancy tags out of dp and added them around the circle.

I cut 4 small rectangles out of 4 colors of c/s, stamped the pine cone branch and sponged around the edges. It’s attached to a sparkle lime green layer that has the sentiment and another pine cone bough stamped down the right side. A layer of dp, another lime layer and finally a burgundy layer finish it.  I used leftover pieces to make my little matching matchbook and part of sentiment from another ODBD set,  You Will Find Refuge. I couldn’t  remember where I put my fancy colored staples, so I used some plain silver mini staples and colored them w/ a Sharpie.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

stamps: ODBD – Sing for Joy & You Will Find Refuge
paper: Neena white, sparkle lime green, garden green, pomegranate, burgundy, dp (Basic Grey Euphoria collection)
ink: Ancient Page coal, leaf, pine, bordeaux
accessories: Prismacolor pencils, foam tape, Spellbinders lg and small std circle sets, fancy tags set, mini stapler, pomegranate Sharpie




7 Responses to Cardinal Song

  1. Julie – this is BEAUTIFUL…. The layout, the colors and that bird they all go perfectly together!!!

  2. Just beautiful, I love all the details and of course I love the stamp set!!

  3. WOW this is absolutely gorgeous!!

  4. Avatar joanne/jojot
    joanne/jojot says:

    phew……so much beauty to look at on this one….fab details and layers

  5. This is truly gorgeous! Whoever gets it will be very lucky indeed!

  6. Julie you are just a creative genius! I love how you used so many neat touches on this fabulous set! Love the fancy tags layered behind the circle!!! Your color combo is just gorgeous!!! I really really adore this one gf!!!

  7. I absolutely LOVE this card! The different papers and the colors are so stunning!!