Thursday, October 28, 2010

Christmas Cardinal

I'm shifting holidays in an attempt to behave myself instead of cutting off heads! (See post below.)      This cardinal is part of Backyard birds from JustRite stamps.  I colored with Copics on X-Press paper.  I highly recommend it along with everyone else who has tried it!  I also like how the airbrushing looks.
    The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and Martha Stewart furnished the punch for the leaves.  Paper is Basic Grey.
     My card will be entered in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday.
     It is also a sketch challenge for Scrapbooker's Paradise.  I like this sketch and will use it again.
     A few more challenges are Mark's Finest Papers and Simon Says Stamp and A Spoon Full of Sugar.
     Thanks for your encouraging comments. Have a fabulous day!


  1. Gorgeous card, great colouring of the red cardinal bird image, perfect choice of the Basic Grey Wassail papers and fabulous punched yew leaves.

    Thanks so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
    hugs Heather xx

  2. The little cardinal looks so real! Love the way you have sprinkled on red pearls - really livens up the layout and softens all the line - such a great idea!

  3. How pretty, wonderful coloring, love the added snow on the branch!

  4. What a sensational holiday card, Linda, with this beautiful cardinal on your snowy pines!!

    Thank you so much for sharing it with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's die cut/punch challenge!!

  5. Gorgeous card! That ribbon is awesome! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  6. Your cardinal card is beautiful! Love the punched leaves a pearl berries!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  7. This is awesome! I love your take on the sketch...those boughs are perfect and that cardinal is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along!!

  8. This is so pretty! Really great with the traditional colors!

  9. This is so pretty. I love cardinals. They are such vibrant birds. I just ordered some Xpress paper and can't wait to try it.

  10. Congratulations on being the first Paradise Player winner!! Your card is just gorgeous! The red trim is so pretty! Your image is wonderful and colored so beatifully! Love it! Thanks so much for the inspiration!...Nancy :o)

  11. Congrats on winning the first Paradise Player Challenge!!! What a gorgeous card, I too love the new X-press It, so much easier to work with and the airbrushing is fabulous!!!


Thanks for such encouraging comments!