Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Cardinal Christmas

My hubby teases me that I'm having an affair with my UPS man, but its really just an affair with the new SU goodies he brings :) Who doesn't love new goodies?!! So I just received this beautiful set, A Cardinal Christmas, from the Holiday Mini and I had to play with it right away! I stamped my cardinal on Whisper White in Basic Black and then used Ruby Red and Riding Hood Red with my Blender Pens to color his body. He is perched on a Close to Cocoa branch with Certainly Celery and Mellow Moss leaves. Then I took my Aquapainter (which by the way is on sale this month for $7 for 1 lrg tip brush) and dipped it in a pool of Baja Breeze ink and lightly went over my background to kreate a sky effect. TIP: If not using watercolor paper, you want to use very little water to avoid your paper becoming too saturated and curling. I mentioned 'pool of ink'... take your closed SU pad, squeeze it together and when you open it you will have a little pool of ink in the cover to use with your Aquapainter or Blender Pens. Used the Only Orange Marker to highlight his beak and feet. Placed this on a piece of Riding Hood Red and decorated the bottom with the Scallop Edge Punch and layered it on a Baja Breeze base. The leaves from this set were stamped in Mellow Moss and carefully snipped out. Adhered three 'berries' from Button Bouquet with Mini Glue dots and inked my sentiment with Ruby Red Craft ink and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I happen to love how it turned out, but I'm thinking its alittle too involved to mass produce :( I'll find my Christmas card yet - at least its fun to keep trying! Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think - love it when you do!

For now, go kreate


Tiffany said...

Fantastic card! I love the colors you chose and the bird is really classic. Great job Kim!

Have a wonderful day! God bless!

Mary Fish said...

So pretty. The holly berries/buttons are a clever accent. I keep debating on this bird . . . are you enabling me again?

Hugs, M

Kris said...

This is beautiful Kim.

I love what you did with the buttons!

Thanks for sharing your constant creativity.