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Nov 7, 2011

Cardinal Couple

It's Monday again and I hope you all enjoyed a great weekend! Did you enjoy your extra hour? :)  I've started to think about Christmas cards already -I know. . .it seems way to early.  But you all know in this business we have to start early!  We are studying birds currently for science with the children and it's made me think recently about this beautiful set, Multi-Step Winter Cardinals from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch and some pretty cardinal paper to make my card.  I looked up pictures of the female cardinal and decided to make a little couple of lovebirds.  My ink recipe was:

Male Bird:  Step 4 - (Imperial Purple) Versafine, Step 3 - (Crimson Red) Versafine, Step 2 - (Lady Bud Red) Memento, Step1 - (Desert Sand) Memento

Female Bird:  Step 4 - (Imperial Purple) Versafine, Step 3 - (Latte) Adirondack, Step 2 - (Desert Sand 2x) Memento, Step 1 - (Desert Sand) Memento  (for Steps 3, 2 and 1 I used Lady Bug Red to add red to her wing and beak).

Pine Boughs:   Step 4 - (Olympia Green) Versamark, Step 3 - (Rich Cocoa) Memento, Step 2 - (Cottage Ivy) Memento, Step 1 - (Bamboo Leaves) Memento

In the end I ended up cutting both birds out and adhering them to my card.  The male is popped up with foam adhesive too.

Thanks for visiting today, I appreciate it so much!! Please visit the rest of the KSS Crew also!

Angela • Connie • Lisa • Lynn • Makiko • Maria



  1. Gorgeous work with this beautiful cardinal pair, Julie! What a stunning card with your wonderful pines and that great cardinal background paper!

  2. SO stunning! many of these are you going to be making? ;D
    Love your new profile pic too!

  3. Beautiful holiday card, love how you stamped the colors on the cardinals!

  4. Beautiful!!! I love how you placed the cardinals and their colors! Wonderful border detail too!

  5. Lovely card Julie. The colors are so pretty. These KSS images are fabulous! So much dept to them. Love the ribbon and button combo... and great stitching! :o)

  6. Beautiful! Just bought this stamp: thanks for the recipe!


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