Monday, March 10, 2014
A Winter's Cardinal from Sparkle N Sprinkle is one of the five new rubber stamp sets debuting this month.
I started out by coloring him with Copic markers and then using the Nesting Scallop Oval by Lifestyle Crafts. The background is chalked in for a soft looking sky. A VersaMarker ink pen was used to apply ink to the pine needles, which were then heat embossed with Pine embossing powder.
This cute file folder was created using the WR Memory Keepers Envelope Punch board. You can view a You Tube video here, although a friend talked me through how to make one. I used the Distress Embossing Technique on the edges of the file folder and the edges of the card base by applying VersaMark and Gold Tinsel embossing powder.
I wanted to place my sentiment on the inside of the file folder, but thought it was a bit plain. So, I stamped the new Crystal Medallion into the center with Memento Danube Blue ink and then stamped the sentiment on top of this with VersaMark and heat set it with White Detail embossing powder.
A bit of twine and a pine cone shaped button are the finishing touches to this beautiful cardinal. You can also visit my SNS Art Gallery page for more detailed instructions.