Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cardinal Banner

My grandmother loves all sorts of winter birds -- cardinals and chickadees in particular, I believe. So when I won a stamp with cardinals and chickadees on it from Great Impressions, I knew eventually I'd make something for her with it.

Well, Wednesday was her birthday, so a few days ago I finally got around to inking up that stamp, and made her a birthday card. I kept it pretty simple, just a banner with the birds and "Happy Birthday" stamped a couple of times in watermark/embossing ink. I did put some red embossing powder on the final Happy Birthday, but it turned out to be translucent, so it mostly looks brown.

Since the card is red and brown, brown seemed perfectly acceptable.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:



  1. Beautiful panel of birds.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  2. The banner idea is so perfect for that cardinal stamp! Very nice! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  3. this is a gorgeous banner. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday this week.
    tammy DT

  4. What a great birthday card for your grandmother. The chickadees and cardinals together look like the ones in our back yard - they are always so happily munching and swimming in the bushes to take a bath when the sprinklers are on. Very sweet card!

  5. Beautiful bird stamp. I like how you did NOT color it, too. :) Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  6. Beautiful card and stamp, I'm sure your grandma will love it! Thanks for joining us at UIT.

  7. Hi there! Love to see you are using your Great Impressions Stamps! You should have posted this for our Holiday challenge in November... Birds are so hard for me to color...I like how you didn't have too!!



  8. Cute! Love how you stamped the sentiment several times - great effect!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)