Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christmas Cardinal - SAS card #3

Here is Stamp-a-Stack card offering #3.  The cardinal is colored in with markers after being stamped in black Stazon ink on shimmery white cardstock.  I wouldn't normally have put black on a Christmas card, but it seemed like the best way to tie in the black on the bird, and in the end, I liked how it turned out!

Stamp the Old Olive layer using the branch silhouette stamp, add a little ribbon for some more festive cheer, and you're done!  To give the branches more dimension, just follow the hatching/shading lines that the stamp's artist already included, coloring them in with a darker shade of green than the rest of the branches/leaves.  The only other thing I might add is some Crystal Effects to the berries - since everything papercrafted can benefit from Crystal Effects!  :)

1 comment:

smallcity said...

Your card is beautiful, the black makes it pop.