Saturday, February 27, 2010

Snowfall Cardinall

I love seeing a cardinal in the snow. The stark contrast of the gorgeous male bird (bright red) against the white snow is beautiful. I thought I'd try to recreate that scene in a card for the Sizzix swap hosted by Roxane.

As you probaly recognize, the snowy scene is created with a Top Note die, sold by Stampin' UP! What you may not be able to see in the picture is the amazing shimmer on the Top Note portion of the card. I took a small empty spray bottle and filled it halfway with rubbing alcohol. I then added just a little bit of the Stampin' UP! shimmer paint to the bottle and mixed it in (by shaking vigorously). I sprayed the Top Note. I was a tad bit worried when the paper curled up upon being sprayed, but when it dried, it flattened back out. I love the snowy shimmer. THANK YOU, Carol, for telling me how to do this!!!

The cardinal is made completely with Stampin' UP! punches. There's half of a large heart for the body (red), two small hearts for the tail feathers (red), one small heart for the beak (yellow), and part of a small flower for the patch around the eye (black). The eye was painted on with Moonlight Smooch.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I might go bird watching!


Image: Stampin' UP! Season of Friendship
Ink: Stampin' UP! Going Gray and Moonlight Smooch
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue, Black, Real Red, and Summer Sun
Designer Paper: Paper Studio Country Snowflakes
Embellishments: snowflake brad and Stampin' UP! grosgrain ribbon

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is amazing! The pop of red just stopped me in my tracks... Lovely lovely.