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Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Quick & Easy Cardinal Christmas

This is a new set in the new Holiday Mini catalog, called A Cardinal Christmas. Even though I already own something similar I just couldn't pass it up! I've been super busy working on some other projects right now, but I just had to get this out and make at least one card with it, right? This card came together really quickly just using the images from the set. Love the solid foliage stamp that I used for the background! The cardinal is pretty easy to watercolor...I just used SU! classic inks and my aqua painter.
I used Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke & Whisper White card stock. The greeting is embossed in Winter White EP. To add a little more detail I used the Ticket Corner punch on the cardinal image and it's mats and tied on some Riding Hood Red Striped grosgrain ribbon. This stamp set will be available to order starting October 1st.

Look what I got in the mail from my super sweet & very talented blogger friend Denise:
Isn't this card adorable!? The little girl image is just so sweet and I love the way she colored her and added glitter to her wings. She even included some images for me to color. Thanks Denise!!! You totally made my day with this nice surprise! See more of Denise beautiful work at her blog: Stamping With Denise.


Looks like a beautiful Summer Fall day out there today...hope you find some time to enjoy it!

8 comments:

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Lynn! I love the colors, your coloring and the way you added the ribbon.
Hugs and smiles

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Love your holiday card Lynn! That cardinal is beautiful and beautifully colored! I think I might NEED that set for my holiday cards this year! :) Love the way you used the holly for the background and the ticket corners and that pretty ribbon. Love the white sentiment too.

Thanks for posting my card! I hope you enjoy those images, she is very fun to color! Have fun! :)

Wendy said...

Oh my gosh, Lynne! This is so vibrant and beautiful!! I LOVE it! I think I hear sleigh bells???

Nancy Riley said...

Lynn, your work is always so inspiring! This Cardinal Christmas card is GORGEOUS! Your watercoloring is so rich and beautiful.

Renée said...

I LOVE your cardinal card! The colours are gorgeous and the layout is so striking!! Your work is always so wonderful to see ... I'm subscribed via google reader so I can see it all, so thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

These are so pretty. The cardinal one is perfect for christmas.

Cindy said...

Lynn, this is a beauty! Like you, I have a cardinal in the wings too, but I ordered this one - just because it's so pretty. Love your card!

Anonymous said...

Your card is just beautiful! Gets me thinking about Christmas cards...I love everything about it, especially the added ribbon.

CV