I wasn't too crazy about this set when I bought it. So, why did I buy it, one might reasonably ask? Well, I needed another Christmas set for my Stamp A Stack, and I thought this was pretty different from the other Christmas sets I own and might appeal to more people. Boy, was I right! I have since found out that many people are nuts about cardinals! I showed up at the home of a brand new hostess last week and discovered a house full of beautiful bird prints, figurines, stained glass, etc, prominently featuring cardinals. Her husband is deeply involved with the Audobon Society. Was she ever delighted that we happened to be making this card that night!
This project features Riding Hood Red, Basic Black and Whisper White. It would be very simple to mass-produce--don't let it fool you! It looks a lot more complicated than it is. We embossed the bird image and the words with black EP, colored it with markers and tore the edges, attaching with dimensionals. The card itself is stamped red on red holly berries. And with our matching Riding Hood Red taffeta, it's just perfect!
Contact me today to order a pre-cut Christmas Card kit that will make 20 full cards and includes the cardinal stamp set (a $23.95 value), envelopes and ribbon--you provide adhesive, markers and ink pads. Cost is just $35 plus shipping and tax!
Love this card. The colors and lo is really nice.
Posted by: Prayerandstamps | 10/28/2008 at 07:24 PM
How lucky is that? Hey, I have a workshop on thursday night and I'm planning on using Just Jawing...you think my hostess will have a thing for skulls? Just kidding! I'm making a mini album but wouldn't that be funny? Beautiful card, BTW!
Posted by: Brandi Wiggins | 10/29/2008 at 07:09 PM
Very cute card!! I like the style and colors!
Posted by: Carmen | 10/29/2008 at 08:34 PM
Very pretty card! This wasn't a set I thought I like either but have seen some beautiful projects made with it. Great job on this.
Posted by: Hope | 10/30/2008 at 11:43 AM
See it sometimes pays off to step out of your comfort zone when you buy sets to demonstrate. I think the card is so pretty. Great job on it.
Posted by: Jenn D | 10/30/2008 at 01:18 PM
Wow! Gorgeous card! I love the colors you used! TFS!
Posted by: Brenda | 10/31/2008 at 08:31 AM
Very pretty!!! Great idea to emboss it and color with markers!
Posted by: Traci G | 11/02/2008 at 10:54 AM
Beautiful cardnial card. It came out great!
Posted by: Julia | 11/04/2008 at 12:20 PM