Hello friends! We are on day 4 of the September Release Countdown! I have a pair of cardinals to share with you today from the new Christmas Cardinals Stamp Set! I combined this set with the new Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp.
To start, I first stamped my two cardinals and their branches with Copic friendly black ink onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used my Copic Markers to color them with.
Copic Color Blends Used:
- Top left cardinal: R14, R29, R59
- Bottom right cardinal: R35, R37, R39
- Christmas Hats: R14, R29, R59
- Greens: YG01, YG07, YG17
I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them aside to work on my background. I absolutely love the new Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp. It adds so much interest and is so simple to use. I cut a piece of Smooth White Card Stock to 4.5″ x 5.75″ and stamped my buffalo plaid background with Field Day Premium Dye Ink. I then trimmed it down to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and set it onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Field Day Prestige Card Stock.
Next I diecut a piece of Smooth White Card Stock using one of the stitched rectangles from the A2 Stitched Rectangle Die-namics. I lightly blended the center of it with some Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink and splattered it lightly with diluted Opaque White Paint. I then layered this piece with a piece of Wild Cherry Prestige Card Stock, stamped my sentiment, and then adhered the rest of my card together as shown.
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