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Wed 18

Birch Tree Forest Cardinal
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  Keeping the bird theme going, I have a vintage brown and red Christmas card to share today featuring the Layered Cardinal die and Birch Tree Forest embossing folder (EF) from the current 2023 Christmas release

The Layered Cardinal, Classic Pine Needle Sprigs and pine cones were all die cut from white paper then ink blended with distress inks (DI) using blending brushes:

reds - Abandoned Coral, Lumberjack Plaid
brown - Gathered Twigs
black - Black Soot
yellow - Fossilized Amber


The background was created by “stamping” with the EF.  Inked the flat side of the EF with Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twigs DI, spritz with water then pressed onto watercolor paper.  Just like you would for the stencil monoprint technique, except with an EF… so EF monoprint! 🤗


Left the panel to air dry then trimmed down to A2 size before black heat embossing the sentiment from Shining Star with clear glitter embossing powder directly on the panel for a bit of sparkle.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.





Such a beauty, Trina! Just love your cardinal and the pinecone cluster he's perched on. Gorgeous background by stamping with the ef - must try that!

So pretty with the monoprint background and love the cardinal ♥

Beautiful card, Trina. I love your coloring.

WOW! You have always a lot of clever ideas, Trina! Absolutely love the way you printed the trees with the EF! I have to try this! :) Thanks for sharing! The cardinal is just GORGEOUS, so dimensional and beautifully coloured!And the pinecone with the branches make the perfect place to sit him. LOVE this card so much!

Jaw dropping gorgeous!

Beautiful card Trina. I especially LOVE the colouring of your cardinal. It's AMAZING.

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