Thursday, December 30, 2010


Christmas Cardinal - November Make and Take 3

Here is the third card that we made at the November Make and Take. This one was cased from Rebekah Jensen's card.

Stamps: Tags Till Christmas, A Cardinal Christmas
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta ribbon, Crochet Trim ribbon, Paper Snips, Two-Way Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, White Gel Pen, Markers: Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip

The card base is Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 5" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". A piece of Crumb Cake cardstock is cut at 2 3/4" x 5 1/2". A piece of Deck the Halls DSP is cut at 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" and the DSP was adhered to the top of the Crumb Cake cardstock. A piece of Crochet Trim ribbon was added around the cardstock covering the DSP edge. A piece of 1/8" Real Red Taffeta ribbon was added around the Crochet Trim and tied into a knot.

The crumb cake, DSP, and ribbon panels were adhered to the card front and the greeting from A Cardinal Christmas was stamped in Always Artichoke ink on the bottom right hand corner of the card.

On a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock the tag with the pinecone and branches were colored in with Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip markers. The To and From was omitted by carefully not coloring on those portions of the stamp. I then breathed on the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamped on the Crumb Cake cardstock. This label was cut out with the Decorative Label punch.

The Decorative Label punch was also used to punch out two labels from scraps of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. One label was cut in half width-wise with the points that were in the middle of the side trimmed off. The two halves were adhered behind the label with the Two-Way Glue Pen to create a mat. The other label was trimmed in half length-wise with the points trimmed off and adhered behind the stamped label. This creates a complete mat around the label.

Next the Two Step Bird Punch was used to punch out one bird and two wings from Cherry Cobbler cardstock. The Basic Black marker and White Gel Pen were used to create the black portion of the head and the white eye. One wing is adhered behind the bird’s head with the Two-Way Glue pen to create the pointed head. The portion of the wing that sticks out around the birds face and beak was trimmed off with paper snips. The bird and the other wing were sponged with Chocolate Chip ink to give the bird more dimension. The wing was adhered to the side of the bird and the bird was adhered to the bottom right hand corner of the label. The label was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

That’s it! Have fun stampin!