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!!!
Pretty and elegant
the "Joy" really balances out the image. and the pop of red on your bird is perfect
~Lady B~ says
Elegant and beautiful. A great tribute to your dad.
ahoy…like the way you used the image over and over. the corner with the glitter tops the card off well
I like how you have put this card together it is lovely
Luv Jane xxx
Oh what gorgeous stamping! I love this. xxD
Pretty card, that little cardinal is perfect for the holly and berries. I really like the touch of stardust on the corner.
What could be more Christmas-y festive than a cardinal and holly berries? Love how you used the echo images (stamped on out)and that this reminds you of your dear father. TFS. Paula
Very pretty Alison! I understand about those Dads, I have some very specific things that are tied to me remembering mine.
very pretty card! i love the cardinal and the joy is prefect in the cornor! great job!