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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cardinal Love.....

Hello everyone: I have another Holiday card to share with you today that will happily go into my Holiday card stash, I know Christmas is a long way off but, time flies and I want to be prepared.


This image is from a Power Poppy set called Cozy Cupfuls, I love this Cardinal couple, this birds visit the feeders all year round, love their song and their amazing colors.
I stamped the image onto Strathmore mixed media paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with, believe it or not, an empty Wink of Stella brush that I filled with water, (there's still some of the pretty glitter inside and it works perfectly) and my SU markers. Even though they are a bit dry because they are old and I use them a lot, they still give me enough ink to work with, I also used some of my Sakura Koi water colors. 
The sentiment is from the same set and I was able to curve it to stamp it there on the side using my MISTI. The gold frame was die cut with a Spellbinders set called "Oval Majesty" that I got on Ebay for about $6.00, free shipping, sheeesh!! I love a bargain!!!
The pattern papers are from a discontinued line from Lili of the Valley.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment is from another Power Poppy set called Poinsettia and the little Poinsettia in the corner from a set called Merry Littles.
I'm entering this card onto the following challenges.

Power Poppy May Challenge "Frame It Up!"

Jingle Belles "My True Love"
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "It's a Frame Up!"
The Cutie Pie Challenge #111 "Ribbon and Rubber"
Use Your Stuff Challenge #263 "Feathers"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.




13 comments:

  1. Wow the female cardinal here is colored so beautifully! Congratulations on another Christmas card for your stash!

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  2. Beautiful birds and colouring! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

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  3. Your stamped birds are awesome!! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

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  4. oh my goodness, maria, i'm sorry i missed this wednesday night! sooooooooooo adorable and vibrant & of course it's PINK-- my favorite! brilliant addition to our "true love" gallery at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

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  5. I love that image. So sweet and colorful.

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  6. Such a pretty card! Thank you for entering it in the UYS challenge.

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  7. Very pretty, love the vibrant colours. Thanks for sharing with us at UYS!

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  8. You are so wise to be ahead of the game for holiday cards! I procrastinate every year even though it's not like I didn't know Christmas was coming! You did an amazing job on this card, too. The color palette is festive, yet original and I love the detailed frame. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  9. Great card, thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie challenge.

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  10. What a gorgeous card!! Beautifully coloured and I LOVE the way you did the sentiment all multicoloured with the MISTI!! Such a clever idea and great result!! Thanks for joining us again at Power Poppy this month!! :)

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  11. This is just charming! Oh so cheerful and sweet. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month.

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  12. Fantastic card, I love the bright colours. Thank you for sharing with the cutie pies. Hugs, Shona xx

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