Cardinal Joy

A big congrats to the newest Featured Stamper (FS823), 4littlekittens! She has a fun gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the cardinal as main focus & die cut word in the greeting, but I used dies for the majority of my card, different colors & changed the layout.

On my cardinal Christmas card, I die cut the cardinal pair, birdhouse, oval ring & the Joy part of the greeting. I stamped the rest of the greeting on a narrow strip. On the cardinals, I used some red and grey inks to sponge some areas and add a little color and depth to the birds. The Joy, cardinals, birdhouse and oval ring are all popped up for dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping  by! 




Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Reason for the Season set (greeting)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, kraft, red, maroon, pine green,  dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Festive Farmhouse paper pad)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #4 & set #12
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Winter Cardinals, Oval Stitch Frames, Lg Birdhouse, Greenery #3, Joy w/ Shadow dies, Crossover II, Misti,