Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Female Cardinal For Mom


This week's Heartfelt Creations blog continues to feature the Spring Cardinal collection. I have 4 cards on the HC blog, so I'll post them here on my blog over the next few days.  Be sure to visit the HC blog to see all the beautiful work from the design team – they are really talented!

Today's card is a Mother's Day card with a different take on the cardinal - I was trying to achieve the look of a female cardinal. My coloring is probably a little brighter than a real female of the species, but I found myself concentrating on blending the colors more than the overall look of the bird. Still, I liked the result. This card is also an entry for the Stampin' B's challenge for this week.



Note: Finished Card Size: 5" x 5"


Bordering Blue (SU!) 5” x 10”, scored at 5”, and
5” x 5”
Bella Birds DSP (SU!) 4 7/8” x 4 7/8”
Pink Pirouette (SU!) 5” x 5”, and a small scrap
Stamper's Select White (Paper Trey Ink) 5” x 5” - 2 pieces


Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Bordering Blue (SU!)


HCPC3383 Cardinal Posy Branch PreCut Set
HCPC3353 Cardinal Family PreCut Set
HCPC3389 Sentiments for Mom PreCut Set


HCD706 Cardinal Family Diecuts (Heartfelt Creations)
Labels 1 Grand Nestabilities
Labels 1 Nestabilities
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Medium oval punch (SU!)
Scalloped oval punch (SU!)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
Foam Tape
ATG 714 (Scotch)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)



Stamp the cardinal on the branch on white; stamp a large individual cardinal. Color with COPIC markers. Here are the colors I used:

  • Cardinal: Y21, YR15, R02, R08
  • Flowers: R0000, R10, R11, Y13
  • Leaves/Branch: G94, G99, E77

Cut out the single cardinal using the HC Die. Stamp the posy branch again, and trim out the three largest posies. Color these with COPICs.


Stamp the sentiment in blue ink on white paper, and punch it out with the plain oval punch. Punch out a pink scalloped oval, and mount the sentiment oval on it.


Using pink card stock, cut and emboss the smallest Grand Label 1 die. Using blue card stock, cut and emboss the largest Label 1 die. Mount a square of patterned paper on the base card. Then adhere the pink label die cut, followed by the blue label die cut. Mount the full cardinal image on the blue die. Using foam tape, mount the individual cardinal and individual flowers on top of the image. LLW_FemaleCardinalForMom_2Mount the sentiment in the upper right area of the card front.

Final Touches

For the card inside, cut and mount a pink square. Stamp the Mother's  Day greeting in blue on the pink panel.

Thanks for stopping by!



Olga said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!


So pretty in pink! I'm really beginning to love pink in my old age!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, lovely color combination!

Carla S. said...

This is so beautiful, Lisa Lynne! I love the soft colors and the wonderfully colored female cardinal!

Jan said...

I just love your card with the beautiful female cardinal :)

Joelle said...

Great card! I love the colors that you used on the female! So pretty!!

Mrs Ham said...

Lisa Lynn, this is wonderful. I love the color of the cardinal. This pink and blue BG papers are the frame.

Olena said...

WOW! This card is beautiful! Great job! Olena

TesaB said...

Beautiful!!! GREAT colors!!!!

Angelica said...

Beautiful design, you did a fantastic job on the coloring.

Shirley said...

Absolutely gorgeous! She will love it! The colors are outstanding!

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