Peaceful Cardinal

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns -

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Julie Warner-
Ever have one of those days where you know exactly what card you want to make? Clear picture of it in your head and you sit down and make it. Happens to me all the time… NOT!! I still have the picture of that card in my head but it really isn’t thiscard. The scenic bg oval is close to what I pictured but it didn’t have the cardinal in front. But the Cardinal on Branch wanted to be there and he was downright insistent! So there you have it!

So maybe the cardinal worked out to be a good choice and in the end, I’m pretty happy w/ it. For the oval snow scene, I picked a couple of oval dies for the pine green and top white layer and after cutting them, I penciled in the oval on the front of my 5.50 x 4.25 white card. I placed a reverse mask (the same oval cut out of a piece of scratch paper placed over the surrounding card front). Using torn edge strips for masks for the ground, I sponged in the sky and added a little blue for the snow.

I used pine green and dk brown markers to ink the Pine Bough and stamped it on top of the scene. For the top layer, I used the same markers to ink the pine cones from the cardinal image and used a stamp positioner to place them. The cardinal and one pine cone were stamped on a separate piece, colored w/ markers and cut out. The sentiment only from the Three Wisemen Peace image was stamped in the lower left. I added stickles on the branches for a little sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: Cardinal on Branch, Three Wisemen Peace, Pine Bough
paper: white, pine green
ink: VersaFine onyx, Memories sky blue, Distress ink dried marigold
accessories: Tombow markers, Spellbinders oval dies, stickles