Saturday, December 04, 2010

Christmas Cardinals

I made this set of 3 cards to sell in my etsy store... I love the combination of colors and patterns, and this cardinal from Heartfelt Creations is my favorite ever. There's a little Polar White Flower Soft on the branches for texture too. The sentiment comes from Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Co. - it's part of a set - tiny and so perfect!
To achive the deep red, I actually colored the cardinal in with a red marker first, then watercolored over that to add in the rest of the scene, details, and shading. If you try this, be sure to use an alcohol or solvent based marker, not a waterbased one. Eeep......... hubby comes home today!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Hi,What a lovely beautiful colored stamp.Have a warm weekend, Joanna

  2. AMAZING is an understatement! Really, Really Gorgeous! So glad your hubby is home! Sending warm thoughts your way!

  3. Beautiful colors- love your card layout. TFS