Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Winter Cardinal

I had more new Die-Namite dies that I recently purchased so I decided to make another one for the December Die-Namite Inspiration Challenge. This one is a card that could be used for many occasions too!

****Notice: It was several weeks later that I noticed that I did not add the black band right above the cardinal's beak. Ooops! Oh, well! A boo-boo that slipped by me. LOL


I tried to create a similar design using the inspiration challenge photo below.


And this is the die I used called Winter Cardinal which was used for the focal image on my thinking of you card. 

Winter Cardinal

I used pattern papers from Gina K. Designs and the bluish circle was cut out with a Marvy circle punch and added to the striped pattern paper. Over the circle I glued the Winter Cardinal die cut which was colored in with Bic Mark-It alcohol ink pens.

The sentiment is from Kitchen Sink Stamps and is on the 3 Step Hearts & Roses LRGC 006 set. I fussy cut the banner for the sentiment from ivory card stock.

I love the look of cardinals and realized that they don't have to be used just for Christmas cards as they are around much of the winter in their pretty red coats. 

Thanks for stopping in and if I don't get back to blogging anymore this year I hope all of you will have a wonderful New Year.

God bless,
Verna

22 comments:

  1. LOVE that die.....so many possibilities. it could be a blue jay too. Your card is fantastic!! Great background too!

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  2. Wow! You matched the inspirational photo perfectly! Thank you for playing along in the Die-Namites Challenge. Use "susanne15" to save 15% on your next order in the Die-Namites online store. xx Susanne.

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  3. LOVE your take on the inspiration photo... it's a perfect match, Verna. Well done.
    x Asha

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  4. I, for one, wouldn't have known about your 'boo boo', as in my part of the world, I have never seen a Cardinal and I'm not an Ornithologist, it's a lovely card so maybe you could just add it in retrospect with a black marker? TFS. Happy April Fool's Day! Hazel xx
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  5. He's a pretty cardinal even without his black face!

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  6. Still a very pretty card, I didn't even notice the boo boo till you drew my eye to it.

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  7. Yes, I agree with Bonnie. Lovely cardinal. :)

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  8. Hello "neighbor" I live in south Dakota as well!! Perfectly beautiful card!! I hope you get back to blogging son.

    Patti

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  9. This is still pretty~I wouldn't have noticed it unless you said something. ;) Thanks for sharing it!

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  10. Cute card.. I painted a Cardinal for my brother for Christmas and the last thing you do after all that work is the black band.. I thought of skipping it on purpose rather than mess up the thing in the last seconds.. ugh.. But it survived :)

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  11. See, you'd need to be an ornithologist to notice that, or maybe it's just because we don't have any cardinals over her that I'm ignorant of this! Lovely card though. Cara x

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  12. Verna, black-banded or not, your cardinal is wonderfully pretty! Perhaps he just wants to stand out from the crowd *grin* Truly a wonderful card...and so glad you shared your little 'oopsie' over at Darnell's!
    ~carol

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  13. Saw this at Darnell's Boo-Boo, and of course since I love cardinals, had to pop over to say Hi. Just FYI, sometimes the black band around their beaks, is _not_ always real prominent! I think he's still a cutie, but enjoyed reading about your boo-boo story! TFS & Happy A/F day too.

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  14. No black band? No problem. This is called artistic license! That's my story...and I'm sticking to it! (At least that's what I claim when I forget something I deem important on my cards!!!) :) Lovely card. TFS.
    <3 J

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    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  15. I think your card is so pretty! And even though you forgot the black part to the cardinal, I think you could easily add it on with a black marker. Besides sometimes you can't see their black all that well at times. So not that big of a boo boo, but I sure enjoyed the story! Hugs, Brenda

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  16. I for one not being familiar with the black band wouldnt and didnt miss it also not being able to see such small details usually ends up with lots of mistakes on my card. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card and story.

    Marie

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  17. You could have sent the card to me! Here in England we don't have cardinals, I've never seen one in real life so I wouldn't have known there was anything missing
    Jane

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  18. You could have fooled me, Verna! Your card is very pretty without it, but I admit, I'm like you and don't like to miss those little details!! Thank you for your support and for linking this prior post to my first BFCBB Hop! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. Usually I'm a stickler for my birds but I've seen so many variations that this wouldn't even bother me. They are beautiful, aren't they.

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  20. Pretty card. I did not notice that you missed something on this bird!

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  21. That does not classify as boo-boo in my book - beautiful Cardinal!

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  22. Black banded Cradinal or not - the card is fabulous. :-)
    Hugs,
    Sonja

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