Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Cardinals for Mom


I'm happy to be home again from my trip to Tennessee, and back to making cards! It's time to start thinking about May cards, and Mother's Day is a perfect opportunity to give a beautiful keepsake.

And CONGRATULATIONS to Marilyn (newfiecrafter) – she is the lucky winner of the complete Springtime Cardinal release by commenting on the Heartfelt Creations and DT blogs. She is going to love these new images!

Here's another Springtime Cardinal card. The collection includes some really nice sentiments for Mother's Day, and you'll get lots of ideas from all the design team members' samples on the HC blog.



Note: Finished card size is 4” x 6”


Soft Suede (SU!) 9” x 12”, scored at 4 1/2”
Ivory Swirls & Twirls (Paper Pizazz) 4” x 6”
Stamper's Select White (PaperTrey Ink) 3” x 3 1/2” - 3 pieces
Poppy Parade (SU!) 4” x 6”
Very Vanilla (SU!) 3” x 2”


Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)


HCPC 3388 Spring Cardinals (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3389 Sentiments for Mom (Heartfelt Creations)


HCD 706 Cardinal Family Die (Heartfelt Creations)
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die (Heartfelt Creations)
HCD 711 Decorative Dutch Iris Die (Heartfelt Creations)
Labels 4 Grand Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
IRock Heat Setter & Jewels (Imaginisce)
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Foam Tape
ATG 714 (Scotch)
Rotary trimmer with straight blades (Fiskars)


Cut Base Card

Score and fold the brown cardstock to make the base card. To shape it, use the 6" Label 4 die to cut the base card by laying the die just above the folded edge of the scored, folded card base.

Cut the patterned mat layer using the next smallest die. Assemble by mounting the patterned paper layer centered on the base card.


Stamp the image on white paper 3 times. Use the matching cardinal die to cut the bird from one image, and the matching posie die to cut the largest flower from another image. Carefully cut out the entire image from the third copy. Color all the trimmed images with COPIC markers.

  • Bird: R02, R08, E08, Y35, E37, .003 Black Multiliner
  • Posies: R0000, R21
  • Leaves: YG01, YG03

Heat set yellow jewels in the center of the three outer flowers on the main image, and the center of the flower die cut image.


Stamp the sentiment on the vanilla paper and trim around it closely.

Use the flourish die from the Dutch Iris Diecuts set to cut and emboss a red flourish. Cut the flourish in half.

Adhere the sentiment, and the red flourish to the patterned mat using adhesive. Mount the full image to the card with foam tape. Add the cardinal die cut image on top of the base cardinal with foam tape. Add the flower die cut image slightly rotated on top of the main flower with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by.




Your coloring of the bird is dead on! Well done my friend!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa Lynne! Wonderful design and coloring!

Loretta said...

Very pretty, Lisa Lynne!

Lori said...

Very nice card and your coloring is wonderful.

TesaB said...

Your card is wonderful. Love the shape and colors. The red really pops!

marsha said...

Fabulous card Lisa Lynne! Your red is so rich looking and looks great with the soft suede - great shape too!

Mrs Ham said...

Beautiful card, love the image.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful shaped card, wonderful coloring!

Angelica said...

Beautifully done, lovely coloring.

Sue W said...

Fabulous shaped card very pretty colouring too!

HappyCrafter said...

So pretty! I really like the shape, and the swirl looks great on there too.

Mrs Ham said...

Lisa, Thank you for the wonderful comment you left on my blog. And thank you for being my 18th follower.

Shirley said...

Absolutely lovely!!! I really like your brilliant red with the brown! Beautiful!

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