Tuesday, 31 January 2012

A Heartfelt Cardinal

Happy Tuesday! - well its one day closer to the weekend than Monday...

More prep for me today, I have 2 all-day Clarity workshops this week and a couple of Creative Expressions shows on Create & Craft on Friday.  Things are not as crazy this week so Im a bit more on the ball!

Im trying to mix up what I show you at the moment, there are tons of cards yet to be seen.
This one is using the Cardinal Family stamp set & Cutting dies from Heartfelt Creations-part of the Spellbinder possie no less!

The mottled background was created using distress ink and Cosmic Shimmer paints-not just for painting you know..
I also used the Ornate Window die also from HC.  I turned the autumn leaves around back to front for a different embossing look.
Roses are made from Vintage ribbon and then edged with Cosmic Shimmer paint.
The Cardinal is embossed with Black Cosmic Shimmer powder & coloured with Bleach, in a ventilated room.
Some tuille, pins, twine, a dotty mask & plenty of pearly dots!

Hope you like him!


  1. Love the colours ..
    I think this would suit male and female alike
    congrats on another great card

  2. The stamp is gorgeous..great for all the twitchers out there. Stunning work as always xxx

  3. Stunning cards just love the colours xx

  4. This is indeed gorgeous. you getting good at this cardmaking lark twinny xxx

  5. Beautiful Maria, love the embellishments they are lush!

    Linda xxx

  6. Another fabulous card - looking forward to your shows on Friday x

  7. More inspiration, thank you. Beautiful card.

  8. I love the colours, a lovely card xx

  9. Stunning card Maria:) Sandra H

  10. I love the blue colors in this. Very classy!