I had intended this to be a Christmas option, but Mike said, “I like that; it looks like fall.” I love that the cards are so versatile! It can even be a “cheer up; it will get better” card, because I always think that looks like a seriously ticked off bird.
This image is from the Beauty of the Season stamp set. I bought it because cardinals are Virginia’s state bird, but I think several other states claim it, too. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight blendabilities. I wanted some sky, so I used an aqua painter and Marina Mist and Soft Sky ink to fill in the background.
I’m loving the Kraft card stock – as well as the Under the Tree specialty designer series paper. The designer series paper has a color print on one side and white-on-kraft on the other. I almost used the reverse side, but then I realized there wasn’t another green to tie it in. But how fun is Cherry Cobbler with Kraft? It reminds me of a richer version of the old “Creamy Caramel/Ruby Red” combo. (Anyone else remember those colors?)
This is probably going to be a Christmas card for me, but at the buffet, I’ll have a sentiment table, so all the cards can be whatever you want them to be.
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