April 21, 2011

Spring Cardinal

I'm really trying to be better about using up scraps from previous projects.  I was working on a card the other night (I haven't posted it here yet), then reworked it into something else, so I ended up with some precut pattern paper panels and wanted to put them to use before they got buried in my scrap pile. 

I used Heartfelt Creations Spring Cardinals Precut Set along with the Posy Patch set and some My Minds Eye Stella and Rose papers to create this card

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The image is stamped in Black Archival on Watercolor paper, then cut with Spellbinders Circle Dies. The Cardinal is paper pieced with some Red pattern paper from my scrap pile. I watercolored the Posy branch with Pear and Peach Markers, then stamped the Posy on My Minds Eye Stella and Rose papers and paper pieced the blossoms.  The Seam Binding is dyed with Ranger Wild Honey Distress Inks, with a Build-a-Brad added to the center.

Details:
Stamps - Heartfelt Creations Spring Cardinals, Posy Patch, Cardinal Family
Ink - Black Archival, Soft Suede, Markers - Peach, Pear
Card Stock - Black, Watercolor, Pumpkin
Other - Sponge Dauber, My Minds Eye Stella and Rose, Big Shot, Spellbinder Circle Dies, Gems (TPC Studio, Studio 18), Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch Die, Cardinal Family Die, Decorative Dutch Iris Die (Flourish), Seam Binding, Ranger Distress Ink Wild Honey, Heat Gun, Build-a-Brad, 1/2" Circle Punch
Finished Size - 5-1/4" x 5-1/4"

Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Polka Dots

12 comments :

Suzanne C said...

Lovely vibrant colors! Love that color combination. The cardinal looks so handsome sitting in his posy of flowers!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love that cardinal! Colored beautifully and looks awesome with those flowers.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sow pretty, great color combo, and such a pretty bow.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Must admit I am getting a little better at using my scraps. You have used yours to great effect. I love this image and gorgeous bow detail too. Tracy x

Olga said...

very pretty, love the colors........

HappyCrafter said...

Great colours and the layout with the swirl etc is very eye catching. Think I will have to go die some seam binding!

Evelyn S. said...

This is so great, Lisa! I love looking at it close up! Wonderful details.

Danni said...

Always a bonus when you can use up scraps! Gorgeous card, love the gems added to the center of the flowers, great touch!

Sue W said...

Fabulous layout on this card Lisa and I love the swirls with the orange bow!
Happy Easter!

BarbaraW said...

You are really acing these cardinals. Beautiful card.

Davi said...

Lisa this is a very pretty card. Love the image and the colors you chose! Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week. Have a Wonderful Easter!

Kim said...

I love the yellow and black combo. This is so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown..

 
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