Cardinal ATC

I needed a winter bird ATC, so I used my old TAC cardinal - my favorite winter bird stamp, if you don't count the doves (doves are awesome for Christmas).
I will say I had problems.  The background is some white paper that I painted silver, for the shimmer and for the brush strokes (I love the look of a painted background!).  I stamped with Memento black, which took okay, then I tried coloring it with copics.  The copics did not adhere well - when I tried to bring in colors for blending, it took off the original colors.  I then decided to try my glitter pens, because, well, you know how I am with glitter pens.  I then blended the glitter pen ink with my LaPlume markers, which worked surprisingly well.

I couldn't resist framing it with a little bakers twine.  I love the look of the bakers twine with the cardinal!


Juliet Arrighi


Vicky said...

perfect bird for Christmas with all the red :) love how you notched the corners and put twine :) I didn't get a chance to make this swap.

Carla said...

So cute. I love my glitter pens too! Love the sweet cardinal. thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love winter cardinals- this turned out beautifully and I love the addition of the twine to frame your bird.

Beach Cat ! said...

Love the bakers twine.

Marie Gamber said...

Beautiful card! I love birds. I have 3 feather-babies!
thank you for joining us at MakerPOP!
Marie XX