He is so ridiculously realistic...I just love him! So to start my card I stamped the cardinal using shades of red ink. Then I inked him with various shades of grey and stamped him over the rest of the card. in a random pattern. I realized later that there was a little red ink left on the stamp which gave the grey just a slight red tint which actually looks pretty cool. ;)
Next I added some of the branches for a little added interest. Then I die-cut the word 'peace' from the panel and kept all of the pieces. I die-cut it five more times from white cardstock and adhered them together to create a chipboard-like sentiment. I adhered the cardinal panel to a white cardbase and then inlaid the 'peace' sentiment on the front of the card. Finally I stamped the rest of the sentiment on black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I popped it up with foam mounting tape and adhered it over the die-cut word.
And that's my pop of color card! You've got a few more days to play along with our August challenge:
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