Recently I ordered several Tim Holtz Alteration dies. I love the beautiful red Cardinals and we have some that stop at our bird feeders especially now that we have snow on the ground.
It may not show but the front of the card base was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder. The die is all one piece and since I wanted the colors I cut only the branch portion of the design but did include the legs of the bird using white card stock. Then I cut out the Cardinal body portion using red card stock.
Distress ink was used around the edges of the Cardinal. With a Memento black ink marker I drew in the portion around the beak and then colored the beak with an orange marker. It actually changed the color of the red card stock. The eye is hard to distinguish on this one because I should have left a tiny round circle.
I sponged SU Chocolate Chip ink over the branch and SU Garden Green ink on the evergreen portion. A Chocolate Chip marker was used to darken the legs of the bird.
This die retails for $20.00 but I sell it for $16.00 if you would like to order a new one. Just send me a message at my email address which is shown on this page.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. If you are like me, I am looking forward to some "down time" to relax and get back to doing some other fun things. As for myself, I have pulled out some yarn and have started a baby blanket for a niece who is due with a little brother for their other son. I haven't crocheted in a very long time and it feels so good.
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