Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cardinal Rose

I'm sharing my second Heartfelt Creations project with you today made with the new Magnificent Cardinal Rose stamp.  I made a recessed window card to showcase my cardinal:
You Mean So Much To Me

Card details:
Heartfelt Creations Products used: HCPC 3382 Magnificent Cardinal Rose PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
Spellbinders Products used: Labels 10 Nestabilities
Other Products used: Martha Stewart Garden Gate punch, Sizzix Damask embossing folder, 
Memento Tuxedo black ink, Gelly Roll white pen, Atyou Spica gold pen, X-Press It blending card, Basic Grey Oliver design paper, Bazzill Basic Guacamole cardstock, Michael's ribbon, Robin's Nest dew drops
Copics: R0000,R14,R24,R29,R39,R59,R89,N5,N7,C00,Y21,Y26,YG0000,YG97,YG95,E35,E37
Stamp cardinal image and posies on blending card and color with Copic markers. Cut out and set aside. Cut a piece of guacamole cardstock 6"x12", scoring in the center of the longest side. I used a technique found at Splitcoast Stampers for a "Recessed Window Card" but enlarged the dimensions of my "window" to correlate with the size of my cardinal stamp. Trace a square in the middle of the front panel of cardstock, 4 3/8" x 4 3/4". You will have a margin of 7/8" on either side and 5/8" on the top and bottom of your cardstock. Measure in 1/4" and trace another square within the first square. Cut an "X" from corner to corner and using a bone folder, score the outside and inside squares. Fold these to create a window and then glue a 4 3/8" x 4 3/4" panel of design paper inside the window.  Next I glued the embossed garden gate to the bottom of my frame and attached my sentiment. 

I'd love to see any cards you have made with the new Heartfelt Creations releases - just leave a comment with the name of your blog.  Thanks for visiting!  


Olga said...

absolutely beautiful!

Marlene said...

This is beautiful...I love the recessed window - and the depth it gives. Very nice.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Recessed Window card, wonderful coloring!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh my word this is so beautiful!

Angelica said...

Marsha, I absolutely love how you designed this card, love the dimension the recessed window adds to the design.

HappyCrafter said...

This is gorgeous, Marsha! I love how rich and ornate it came out.

Sue W said...

Beautiful framing around the Cardinal Marsha.....This is a lovely card.

LindaS said...

OMG it is wonderful - it is art - love the frame especially.

Sharon Basel said...

Wow Marsha this is a beauty! Love the recessed window and how it just frames that gorgeous cardinal so perfectly. So wonderful!
Sharon :)

Shirley said...

Your corners are wonderful! I have that stamp set too. The garden gate punch is lovely here and it really didn't impress me until now. Your card is beautiful!

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Marsha, this is gorgeous! I love that border and the dimension the card seems to have.

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