Monday, October 16, 2017

Christmas Cardinal

Dear Ones~
This is my first post as an inspiration designer over at Dies R Us. Dies R Us is a fabulous online store with a HUGE inventory of dies and other crafting tools. They carry dies from over 75 die companies, and always have discount prices. You really do need to go over and take a look

Here is the card I have made for your inspiration today:
I love Cardinals, and was so tickled when I found this sweet die from Dee's Distinctively. The die has many different sections which are cut and then glued together. Lots of dimension here. 

~Here's how I made this card~

I made an A2 card base with red card stock, made a mat with black, and finally added a layer of white. The corners were punched for a more decorative look.

 I die cut the cardinal with red and black card stock.

I painted a little bleach onto the beak and then sponged with a small amount of orange ink. The rest of the body and wings were sponged with red ink.

The Twig Wreath and Pine Boughs were die cut.

And then the whole card was put together.

These are the dies I used:

Dee's Distinctively Dies - Cardinal Left

 Impression Obsession - Dies - Twig Wreath 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like this sweet little cardinal, I know I do!!

And don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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  1. Oh he is AMAZING! And you have showcased him beautifully! Love the wreath background too! I also {heart} Red Cardinals, so regal and majestic! Welcome aboard teamie! xo~

  2. BEAUTIFUL card Judy!! I love how you have created the cardinal, he look so real!! I look forward to seeing them in our white snow this winter (though NOT looking forward to!! Thank you for the GORGEOUS card you sent me too...I love it and appreciate ti very much! Oh and welcome to the DRU team, I look forward to seeing all your amazing creations!

  3. Way to start with a bang. I love this card. Thanks for the tip of the bleach on the beak. I rn into that problem and I never thought of that. The sponging on the cardinal adds so much dimension. Alas, I have to add that twig wreath to my wish list.Fabulous, my friend.

  4. You rocked this gig with this, over the top card. Fantastic cRdinal,and wreath. Now, I have to go over and put them on my wish list.

  5. Your card is so very gorgeous! What great dies and love the wreath with the cardinal over it.

  6. The only thing more gorgeous than that wreath is the cardinal, Judy. He's great and reminds me of my Cricut days with gluing all the little pieces. Great job on your first post for Dies R Us.