Sunday, January 10, 2016

Cardinal


My good friend Peggy sent me a Christmas card using this cardinal.

Of course I had to find one.

Fortunately it was before Christmas so I could ask Santa for it.

Santa delivers!

It was a bit fiddly to put it together, but well worth the effort.

I'll enter this at

Something New

and

Something New
(Isn't it nice that they are both the same?)

and

I used snippets of cardstock for the die cuts

I'm so glad you could stop by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Snippets of Real Red, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede (SU)
Other:  Left Facing Cardinal (Dee's Distinctive Dies), Woodland Branch Die (MB), Bon Jour EF (Couture Creations)

29 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, love your design and the stunning cardinal! I haven't seen before a Cardinal die. The embossing it's so classy with the free space in the centre!

Barb said...

What a lovely card this is. Your cardinal is super. I can understand why you put him on you list for santa. Barbx

Barb said...

What a lovely card this is. Your cardinal is super. I can understand why you put him on you list for santa. Barbx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card! I can see why you had to find that cardinal. I love seeing them at my bird feeder. They are the most nervous birds and move so quick. They love it when I feed them left over cat food.

Kathleen said...

Very classy card, love the cardinal and the embossing.

Kath x

Loll said...

Love your beautiful cardinal. The colour is so striking on the white ... and the embossing adds even more elegance. xx

Sandy said...

Gorgeous. I can see why you asked Santa for this die.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, love bird how you've embossed either side of the, Cathy x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love the elegant embossing Bonnie and the beautifully coloured Cardinal.
Classy, as always!
Happy New Year - hope it's a good one!
Sylvia xx

LeAnne said...

GORGEOUS!! What a stunning card!

Skrater said...

Beautiful card, I love cardinals!

Maxine D said...

So glad Santa was good to you and read your list, or we would have missed this amazing creation Bonnie.
Blessings
Maxine

Suzanne C said...

Elegant clean design with that beautiful cardinal as the wow factor. Thanks for playing along in the "Something New" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Daffodil Cards said...

What an amazing die, love it and your card.

Brenda said...

What a stunning card Bonnie! I love that cardinal, he is just gorgeous. I'm glad Santa delivered for you! That embossing folder is really beautiful too, love how it frames the cardinal. Hugs, Brenda

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cardinal. Love all the details. The embossed layer is so pretty.

Di said...

Absolutely beautiful Bonnie! What a stunning die and it works perfectly with the embossing folder and branch!

Hugs

Di xx

Bobby said...

I love cardinals and this one is very realistic, Bonnie. And there's that signature embossing with him. ;)

Sandy said...

So gorgeous! Isn't this the state bird? Such a pretty bird and quite feisty too. Many a male would fight himself because of his reflection in one of our windows.
Sandy xx

KandA said...

Gorgous card Bonnie. That is a fabulous cardinal and I love the embossed background xx

Deepti said...

That red on the cardinal is sooooooooo stunning, gorgeous card !

Greta said...

Oh wow--what a strikingly beautiful card, Bonnie!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is breathtaking, Bonnie! That deep red cardinal against that white embossed background is amazing! Has Mary seen this yet?!! Hugs, Darnell

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, the cardinal is stunning and I love the all white background, absolutely stunning! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Karen D. said...

such a pretty card mf.....love seeing the cardinals in the winter!

Nance said...

Fabulous cardinal card! I looove that cardinal too! I may have to acquire it also! Love that bold splash of red against all that white!

MaryH said...

Oh ho! Caught the title of this card, when I was checking 2 earlier posts, and of course had to peek down further! You KNOW I love this one!!! (oh yeah, I have this die too...I _think_) This is just fabulous - great use of the bird on this branch, and of course, another one of the EF's that are so beautiful. You are rocking it, with these posts! TFS & Hugs

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous cardinal die - just love the shading you added, Bonnie!

Pat said...

This Cardinal is a beauty Bonnie and I adore that CC embossing folder with it. A gorgeous card! x