10/15 A Cardinal Thanksgiving!!

I have learned lessons through the years when it comes to buying stamps. Remember the set called Christmas Cardinal that debuted a couple of years ago in the Holiday Mini? Not this set called A Cardinal Christmas . . . but the other one called Christmas Cardinal! lol! Well, I didn't buy it . . . even though I really wanted it. But, it seemed like it was very popular so I was counting on it to come out in the big catalog - only it didn't. So I made the rounds trying to find it and never could or if I could . . . it was priced way out of my price range. (Well, not really but out of the range of Common Sense and thus I never purchased it.) When I saw this cardinal in our current Holiday Mini . . . I didn't hesitate for a second. If I really love something in a mini - I just get it. Lesson learned!

And now - - - about my card. Isn't it gorgeous?? It looks like I'm a wonderful water colorist. But I'm so not. ANYONE can do this when you own an aqua painter and stamp your image with StazOn Black. SU stamps have such wonderful detail with texture and depth that even though the watercoloring looks good . . . it's really just kind of slopped on. The stamp detail does all the work. REALLY, I'm NOT kidding! I did blend More Mustard with Close to Cocoa for the beak and the feet. The rest is just straight Real Red, Old Olive and Baja Breeze. And there you go - eazy peazy!! Have a happy day!

Supplies for my card:

Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas, Holidays and Wishes (sentiment)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and our LOVELY Ski Slope DSP
Ink: Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Real Red, StazOn Black
Accessories: Aqua Painter,


Dawn O (dostamping) said…
Kay - really nice coloring! That's my downfall, I'm so not good at it. Great job!
LeAnne said…
Love what you've done with this...and to make you feel better, I HAD that cardinal set and SOLD it, thinking I wouldn't use it because it was retired. I kick myself every time I see it used because you're right, it's impossible to find!
Debi said…
I know what you mean about the "lesson". I've done that way too many times and regretted it. Now I get what I immediately like. No hesitations, no regrets (except when the VISA bill arrives. LOL) Beautiful card, too!
Karen Giron said…
This card IS beautiful - and perfect for a Christmas card too. I too am a victim of waiting until a set moves to the big catalog, sigh...