I was never really aware that cardinals were used for Christmas until I started doing craft fairs. People kept asking for cardinal Christmas cards and I had nothing. Then last year, Stampin Up release the Toile Christmas stamp set and coordinating dies. Problem solved! Keep reading to see how I made this card.
I started by using the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper. I chose Real Red as my card base.
I stamped the cardinal using memento ink and colored him using my Real Red Stampin Blends. The branch was stamped in Crumb Cake and colored with Blends. I then stamped the sentiment in Real Red and die cut all three pieces.
Look at the detail on this bird! Stampin Up really knows how to make stamps! It’s hard to see in the photo, but I added a little wink of Stella to make him sparkle. To finish this card, I added some Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon and some Red Rhinestones.
I hope you enjoyed my card today! To purchase some of the products I used, click the pictures below!