Friday, August 10, 2018

Christmas Cardinal

The new Christmas Dies Part 1 are in and they are FANTASTIC!  For a limited time they are 25% off as well.  Head on over the the website and check them out (after reading this post of course - LOL).  My card today features two of the new dies.
I started this card by die cutting the pieces in red, green, black and a metallic gold card stock.
I cut a panel for the front 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches (A2) and heat embossed my sentiment in gold.  I felt this sentiment was perfect for the cardinal.
Next I sponged the edges of the bird body and wing with the matching red ink.  This added just a little shading to him.
I assembled him and glued him to the fourth smallest oval in the Stitched Oval set.
For the flourishes in the background I cut them so that I could separate them under the oval.  Originally I was going to use all of the gold sprigs but decided that was a bit too much gold so I just snipped off the portions I wanted to use.
I glued those to the card and then die cut three more ovals from red card stock.
The ovals are stacked and glued together.
This gives just a little peek of red underneath the cardinal.  I then glued the panel to an A2 card base.

These new dies are so much fun - I'm looking forward to seeing what the design team creates!

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 Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Pam MacKay said...

Lovely cardinal! Your design is so pretty looks great with all the foliage!

Mary Marsh said...

Love cardinals anytime but especially on a Christmas card- such a majestic looking bird- your embossed gold sentiment is a perfect touch

Janja said...

Beautiful !!!