A Cardinal Christmas

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Once again it is Wednesday and I have another Festive Holly card for the Heartfelt Creations Inspiration Wednesday blog.  This card features a gate that opens onto a window looking through to deer in the snow.

For further inspiration please check out the Heartfelt Creations blog here: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/598/24-christmas-card-ideas-to-craft-yourself-a-holly-jolly-good-time

Materials Used:

HCDP1-280 Festive Holly Paper Collection

HCD1-745 Festive Holly & Cardinals Die

HCPC-3791 Festive Holly & Cardinals Stamp

HCD1-7147 Holly Berry Jingle Die

HCPC-3793 Holly Berry Jingle Stamp

HCPC-3792 Festive Holly Stamp

HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season Die

HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents

HCD1-7100 Botanic Window die

HCD1-7105 Festive Gate die

HCPC-3746 Festive Gate stamp

HCD1-7109 Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes die

TSMP602 Teal Zeal

TSMP707 Bamboo Leaves

TSMP900 Tuxedo Black

ANC803 Minnie Pearl Prills

3D1844 3-D Crystal Lacquer

PGM15016 Frosting Powder

GBKK811B1 Clear Cardstock

HCPP2-451 White cardstock

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive

159951 Art Glitter Dries White adhesive

Others supplies – Die cutting machine, Zig Clear Brush Markers, Bristol Cardstock, Memento Love Letter, green cardstock

Instructions – Cut a piece of white cardstock at 6” x 12”, score and crease along the long side to make a base card of 6” x 6”.  Cut the 6” x 6” panel from the panelled paper with the cardinals on the top left corner.  Add Dries White Glue and Frosting Powder to the snow on the trees.  Line up the panel to the front of the card and using the centre die from the Botanic Windows die cut out the window panel.  Die cut another piece of patterned paper with deer in the snow and using the front card as a template adhere to the inside of the card. Cut a piece of clear acetate 3 1/2 “ x 5” and adhere to the opening on the front of the card.. Adhere the patterned piece to the front of the card. Die cut the window and the patterned centre out of white cardstock.  Die cut just the outer edge of the window and adhere to the previously cut window.  Adhere over the window opening.

Stamp the gate from the HCPC-3746 Festive Gate stamp with Teal Zeal ink and die cut with the coordinating die.  Sponge the edges with the Teal Zeal ink and trim the right side Add to the right of the card with foam tape. Score along the gate hinges on the left of the die cut to create a gate to open.. Adhere the fence to the left side using foam tape.  Apply Frosting Powder with dries clear glue on the gate and fence for a frosted look. Die cut the grass from the HCD1-7109 Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes die in green cardstock and adhere to the base of the fences on either side of the gate.

Stamp the images from the HCPC-3791 Festive Holly & Cardinals Stamp ans the HCPC-3793 Holly Berry Jingle Stamp sets using Stazon on Bristol cardstock.  Colour in with Zig Clear Brush makers and die cut with the coordinating die.  Add snow effects to the cardinals, berries and branches with Dries White glue and Frosting Powder.  Add 3-D Crystal Effects to the berries for dimension.  Lightly shape the berries and leaves and add to the front of the gate with Dries Clear glue.  Adhere the lamp to the back of the gate on the right.. Add the cardinals and twigs over the Botanic Window with foam squares.

To make the small poinsettias stamp the images from the HCD1-7104 Ornate Sleigh and Presents with Teal Zeal ink.  Sponge the images with Teal Zeal and Bamboo Leaves ink using the Store and Stack daubers and die cut with the coordinating die from the HCD1-7106 Celebrate the Season die.  Shape the flowers using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and assemble as shown.  Add Minnie Pearl Prills to the centres of the flowers with Dries Clear Glue.

Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3792 Festive Holly Stamp in Teal Zeal ink. Die cut using the small frame from the Spellbinders Fancy Labels set.  Sponge the edges with Teal Zeal ink and adhere to the gate front.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu




14 thoughts on “A Cardinal Christmas

  1. I’ve got a pair of cardinals that visit my feeder, just outside my living room window. They really care for each other! This is a gorgeous card that shows that beautiful relationship they share, although that garden is much more luxurious than mine! ♡


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