Friday, January 15, 2021

100th Birthday Cardinal

Happy Friday, peeps! I got a request to make a 100th birthday card for a Christian lady who loves cardinals!  It's a challenge, though, to get out of the mindset of using cardinals only for Christmas cards!  I looked through my plethora of various 12x12 scrapbook papers and came up with a pretty pattern that I thought would look good with a red cardinal, and since I wanted to make it extra special, did a fun fold on it as well!  Here we go:

I stamped the cardinal from Toile Christmas on Shimmery White cardstock in Stazon ink, then watercolored  and diecut it, adding a branch from the Seasonal Layers dies and greenery from Rooted in Nature:

My card base is Soft Sky, and it's a wee bit larger than a standard-sized card.  The DSP is from Recollections, called Floating Flower. I cut pieces to fit each panel and stamped sentiments from Friend to Friend on the front panels in Smoky Slate, adding foam-cut numbers for the 100:

The center panel has some background stamping with stamps from Graceful Words and Wonderful Words:

And on the back, a sentiment from an old Cornish Heritage Farm set, with room for a signature!

My customer loved it and hopefully the recipient will as well!  Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Toile Christmas, Rooted in Nature, Friend to Friend (ret), Graceful Words (ret), Wonderful Words (ret), Birthday Centers (Cornish Heritage Farms ret)
Card stock & Papers     Shimmery White, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Soft Sky (ret), Floating Flower DSP (Recollections)
 Ink Stazon Black, Real Red, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Accessories Foam Adhesive Sheets
Tools     Big Shot, Christmas Cardinal Die, Seasonal Layers Die (ret), Little Letters Dies (ret), Aquapainter


Claire (Mrs H) said...

This is gorgeous. I am sure she will love it
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles DigiChoosday Craft Challenge

Claire DT
Mrs H's Crafty Corner

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne, this is absolutely exquisite! I just know she will be admiring it throughout her 100th year!

Wendy said...

OMGosh, this card is amazing, LeAnne! I love everything about it!

Bonnie said...

Oh, my, what's not to love, LeAnne! This is gorgeous and cardinals definitely work any time of the year!

Carol L said...

This is a fabulous card, and I love that vivid red cardinal! Great papers of choice along with the perfect sentiment in celebrating a 100th birthday!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow this is so detailed and elegant! Love that cardinal!

Lisa Elton said...

Beautifully done, Leanne, I'm sure this will bring joy on her special day!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Such a special card for a fantastic milestone - the perfect way to celebrate the occasion, I'm sure the recipient will love it too!