Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Cheery Kind of Day

Good morning and welcome to Heartfelt Creations Wednesday, today I want to share with you a card I made using one of the gorgeous new stamps that were released last week, this image is part of their "Springtime Cardinal" Collection.  The name of this set is "Cheery Cardinal" and it includes both the cardinal image and the sentiment used on this card.
I wanted to make the cardinal and cherries pop so I kept the rest of the colors in shades of green and white.
Did lots of layering for dimension, I just love how easy that is by using the coordinating dies with the stamps.
As a final touch I added some Stickles to the edges of the sentiment piece and the edge of the card.  Thank you for stopping by and make sure to hop over to the HFC Blog for lots of inspiration.  Have a great and creative day.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HFC
HCPC 3386 Cheery Cardinal PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background PreCut Set
HCD 706 Cardinal Family Die
HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly-Border Die
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large

Inks:  Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black), Distress Ink (bundled sage, tumbled glass), VersaMark Watermark Ink
Image Colored With:  Prismacolor Pencils (PC925 Crimson Lake, PC935 Black, PC942 Yellow Ochre, PC1033 Mineral Orange, PC912 Apple Green, PC911 Olive Green, PC1002 Yellowed Orange, PC924 Crimson Red, PC1082 Chocolate)
Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, White Wausau 110lb paper, Basic Grey
Other:  Stickles (Lime Green), OMS, Stampendous embossing powder (Star Dust), ribbon, Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen (Clear Star), yellow hand dyed dew drop, pop dots

Size:  6" x 6"
Cut a piece of patterned paper and ink edges with bundled sage distress ink, stamp "Large Elegant Word Background" with watermark ink and heat emboss with "Star Dust" embossing powder.  Diecut and emboss a circle with the largest die from "Standard Circles Large" set, before removing paper from die, slightly ink with tumbled glass ink as pictured.  Diecut and emboss 4 decorative corners  from the "Decorative Butterfly-Border" die set out of green cardstock, adhere to white circle as pictured.  Stamp three cardinal images from "Cheery Cardinal" set on Wausau paper, color with Prismacolor pencils and OMS (1st image color full image, 2nd image color cardinal and cherries, 3rd image color leaves), diecut the cardinal with coordinating die, cut the cherries and leaves with scissors, attache everything with pop dots for dimension.  Stamp one flower from "Posy Patch Flowers" set on Wausau paper color and diecut with coordinating die, shape with embossing tool and adhere to image.  Stamp sentiment on white cardstock, trim to size, emboss lines using a scoring board, mat with green cardstock.  Add some ribbon, adhere everything as pictured, add a bow, a dew drop to the center of the flower, add some Stickles to the leaves, the edges of the patterned paper and the edges of the sentiment piece.


  1. absolutley beautifl! The the way you colored the bird.........

  2. Nice job! The colors are amazing!

  3. This is gorgeous, Angelica! Wonderful coloring!

  4. This is just a beautiful card! What patience to trim around this image:) Fabulous!

  5. I love this fresh card! I can almost smell the cherry orchard!

  6. Really beautiful work!

  7. Your cherries look so real, beautiful job on coloring.

  8. Oh WOW! Angelica! You do the most amazing cards! It's sooooo beautiful!!!!

  9. Angelica, your coloring is just breathtaking! I love your design and all your embellishments.

  10. This is stunning. I love all the layers you created with the different stamp sets.

  11. This is just beautiful. Lovin all the green and your coloring of the cardinal is so pretty!

  12. Oh this is gorgeous, beautiful colours.

  13. I love your coloring!!

  14. Beautiful coloring and dimension!

  15. I love the country feel of this, it is gorgeous!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the colors and all the layers. Thanks for including the prisma pencil colors used.

  17. I love your card! The cardinal is stunning and I especially love how all the colours make the bird just pop off the page. Very nice indeed!


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