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Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas Cardinal

I just love the Cardinal Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up!   My first thought when using the cardinal stamp was to paint it with blender pens.  I used the branch silhouette for the background, stamped in garden green on garden green.  A real red frame around the stamped image and silver cord set it off.

But I wanted to see if I could design a card without coloring it.  So I used the in colors on this card, with riding hood red, basic black and kiwi kiss designer paper, stamping the image in black.  I topped it off with three black brads and a small knotted piece of riding hood red taffeta ribbon.  I was very pleased with the result.

To get the brads evenly spaced, I used the paper piercing pad and template (page 184 of the fall-winter 2008 Stampin' Up! catalog) as well as the paper piercing tool.  It makes it so easy to line them up!

1 comment:

Kriss said...

Oh, Davina, I love your take on this stamp set! I've also been wondering about stamping the cardinal so I don't have to color it in, and this is perfect! Beautifully done!