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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cardinal Courage

Yet another thing that frightens me to color!! A totally red cardinal!!! Like the poinsettia, it just worries me that I won't quite get the color just right. One of my goals this last few weeks has been to tackle those cards that scare me to do. So here we go.... My beautifully illustrated cardinal comes from Asela Hopkins, "First Christmas" from Gina K Designs. I LOVED the set when I saw it and then I saw the cardinal and thought... "Oh no!". But I stayed determined and purchased my set. I admit the first thing I stamped from the set was the teddy bear... how cute he is... but; honestly, I couldn't wait to get my cardinal stamped. Honestly!! I knew I had to do it! I decided to go with a CAS card and used Gina's new Pure Luxury Good as Gold Metallic Card Stock as my base. Then I used the Paper Temptress' Red Lustre to accent the shimmer from the gold. I stamped my image on Gina's Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White. I colored my image with my Copics and started with an almost burgundy red.. R39 Garnet then switched to Lipstick Red R29 and finished it off with Cadmium Red R27. After much blending and some feathering of the R39 I decided it looked...ok... Yeah... ok. LOL I actually saw a female cardinal on TV this weekend and was thinking... "Wow, I should color my cardinal THAT way, at least there was more color variation in it." LOL But I persevered. LOL I used two red satin ribbons on top of each other with the top one having gold trim on both sides. I used that wonderful Bow Easy that Gina just got back in stock and made a double loop bow. So what do you think? I think it ok.. and I'll definitely try it again. Not as scary as I initially thought. I'm sure you'll see more cardinals in my future. Have a great day! *smile* Signature

3 comments:

craftieodamae said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous bird, and fantastic coloring!!

Sue - 'TILLYMINT' said...

I think this is more than OK - I love the gold b/g with red and the label die you used is perfect.
Stunning, Very classy card.

Jennie said...

This is just beautiful and love the Nestie you used. The ribbon with the gold trim just ties this together beautifully. Nice job coloring the cardinal.

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