Hello, friends and happy Sunday! I have a Christmas card to share with you today for Scrappy Tails Crafts!! There are several meanings behind the sighting of a cardinal. One of the most common beliefs is that this vibrant red bird is an uplifting, happy sign that those we have lost will live forever, so long as we keep their memory alive in our hearts. The holidays are usually one of the most difficult times after losing a loved one, so this Christmas card would be perfect for someone who has recently experienced this type of loss.
I began by die cutting the Layering Cardinals Die Set from red, black, orange, brown and white card stock. I added a bit of shading to the die cuts with Copic markers and adhered all of the pieces together with liquid glue. To add some snowy texture to the birds, I added some Grit Paste to their wings with a stiff brush. I also sprinkled on some Rock Candy Glitter while it was still wet, then set them aside to dry.
For the background, I used blue watercolor markers and scribbled them onto a watercolor panel, then I blended them together with a water brush. Once dry, I splattered it with diluted white gouache to create the look of falling snow.
Next, I arranged and adhered all of the branches that I cut and assembled from the same "Layering Cardinals" die set. Again, I added snow to the branches with the grit paste and the rock candy glitter.
I arranged and glued the branches to the blue watercolor panel, and trimmed away the excess hanging from the edges. Once dry, I adhered the panel to a white A2 card base.
The sentiment, which I white heat embossed on black card stock is from the Russian Winter Village 6x6 Stamp Set. I fussy cut it out and popped it up with foam adhesive. As a finishing touch, I added some black pupils to the cardinal's eyes with a black glaze pen.
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