Saturday, April 30, 2011

Spring Cardinal Birthday


Good morning on this Saturday morning!  I’m SO glad it’s the weekend – lots of uninterrupted crafting time!  Here's a birthday card that was featured on the Heartfelt Creations blog on Wednesday.



Note: Finished Card Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (A2 size)


Crumb Cake (SU!) 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”
Always Artichoke Textured (SU!) 2” x 5”, and
3” x 3”
Baja Breeze (SU!) 3” x 3”, and
2” x 2”
Pear Pizzazz (SU!) 3” x 3”
Springtime Vintage DSP (SU!) 1 3/4” x 5”
Pure Luxury ivory (Gina K) 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”, and
2” x 2”


Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Baja Breeze (SU!)


HCPC3388 Spring Cardinals PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC3353 Cardinal Family PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)


HCD706 Cardinal Family Diecuts (Heartfelt Creations)
Labels 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Petite Scallop Circle Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Standard Circle Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Standard Circle Large Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Corner rounder punch (SU!)
COPIC markers (Imagination International)
SPICA glitter pens (Imagination International)
I-Rock Heat setter & jewels (Imaginesce)
Foam Tape
ATG 714 (Scotch)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)



Stamp the full cardinal on the branch image on ivory paper. Trim it closely. Stamp another individual cardinal on ivory, and cut it out using the matching cardinal die. Color the images with COPICs. Enhance the image with SPICAs. Here's the colors I used:

  • Cardinal: R02, R08, E08, YR15, Garnet SPICA
  • Flowers: BG70, BG72, E43, Baby Blue SPICA
  • Leaves: G82, G99, Mint SPICA


Cut and emboss the smallest label 8 die out of blue paper. Stamp the sentiment in blue ink on ivory. Cut it out and round the corners with the punch. Mount it on the blue label.


Cut and emboss a scalloped circle from dark green paper, a plain circle from blue paper, and a smaller plain circle from light green paper.

Cut a 1 1/4" x 5" strip of dark green paper, and a 1" x 5" strip of patterned paper. Mount the patterned paper on the green strip.

Mount the patterned strip, followed by the sentiment label. Add the circle die cuts, then using foam tape, add the cardinal image on top of the circles. Finish the card off by heat setting blue jewels in the center of the stamped flower images.

Thanks for stopping by!



a simple offering said...

This is beautiful, Lisa. I love the colors, composition, details, stamps, everything about it. Congratulations again.

I didn't think about it before but I need to subscribe to HFC's blog now. I'm so excited for you.

Shirley said...

Lisa, This is just lovely! I love the layout and your cardinal is perfect for the flowers too!

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