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How To: Christmas Cardinal

Hello crafty friends, I have a card with the beautiful new Candlelight Christmas collection from SCT!

To start, I laid the poinsettia stencil over a piece of Neenah Desert Storm and pounced white pigment ink through the stencil. I then added a coat of Perfect Pearls and dusted off the excess. I cut the panel down to 4 x 5 1/4 and adhered this on to a Kraft notecard. I then die cut a heart from vellum using one of the scalloped heart dies, and cut in half down the middle. I stamped a sentiment using the winter village stamp set using Versafine and black heat embossed. I adhered this using just a few drops of adhesive for a floating look.

I die cut the cardinal three times from red card stock and some of the layering pieces from a darker red card stock. I added some additional interest by adding some dye ink around the edges to darken. I added a black gem for the eye, Matt black feet and beak, then added Glossy Accent to the beak.

I die cut the branch in the cardinal set three times from Neenah card stock and added some areas of brown ink to darken, then adhered these together for dimension. I then die cut the leaves from different shades of green card stock. I darkened the lighter leaves with dye ink and added Tonic Nuvo Shimmer over the leaves. I arranged the leaves behind the branch die cut and adhered to the panel.

I adhered my cardinal to the branch with some foam tape behind the top of the cardinal so it was level with the branch die cuts. I added some red pearls to the branch to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Beth x


Full Supply List

Hero Arts Unicorn ink

Altenew crisp dye inks

Versa fine ink

Spellbinders Cardstock (Light blue)

Neenah Desert Storm card

Kraft card


Wow! Embossing black powder

Ranger perfect pearls

Red pearls from Lucy's things

Foam squares

Hero Arts Adhesive

Gemini Junior

Tim Holtz trimmer

Altenew Score Board

Heat gun


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