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A Toile Christmas Cardinal

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Shaded Spruce.  When I first saw these colors I immediately thought Christmas and took the opportunity to finally use my new Toile Christmas Bundle.  I had to get this bundle because of the cardinal stamp and die.  I love cardinals and actually see them quite often in my backyard.  They are beautiful birds with their bight red feathers.

I knew I wanted to use the Woodland Embossing folder for the background to my card.  I inked up the folder with Coastal Cabana and embossed a Very Vanilla card stock layer and layered over a Real Red and Very Vanilla Christmas Toile DSP.  I stamped the cardinal and branch with black Momento ink then colored it with Real Red and Shaded Spruce dark and light blender pens.  I stamped the greeting with Versa mark then heat embossed with Silver embossing powder.  I then die cut the cardinal, branch and greeting with the dies then adhered using glue dots.  I also used retired 3/8″ Real Red mixed satin ribbon.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more inspiration for this color challenge from their design team.

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Christmas Toile  Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Toile

Paper:  Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Shaded Spruce; Christmas Toile DSP

Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Versamark, Momento black ink, Blender Pens; Real Red, Daffodil Yellow, Shaded Spruce

Accessories:  Christmas Toile dies, Woodlands Embossing Folder, Silver embossing powder, heat tool


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