Halfway there! It’s the 6th installment of the Smeared & Smudged 12 Days of Christmas. Today’s card is made up with 4 stamps. 2 of which are repeated over and over, for a really pretty look. The holly and the berries are inked, stamped a few times, and then re-inked and stamped again. It’s important to not ink the images each time, because it gives a much softer, more natural look. Plus, you need to remember to continuously rotate the image. I love cardinals. They were my Dad’s favorite bird. And he often visits me via cardinal, so this stamp set (from Rubber Stamp Tapestry; it came with the berries, holly, and cardinal) is really special to me. Gene bought it for me several years ago, and I just love it. The card needed a little something extra, so I stamped this “Joy” in the corner (Inkadinkado), and also used a corner punch from EK. I also added a bit of Sakura’s Clear Stardust pen here and there, as you can see in this photo. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, posted on my sidebar. Have an inspiring day!!!