Someone once told me that when a cardinal visits, they carry the wishes of a loved one that has passed. This image warms my heart thinking I can send this love from above to anyone. Hi everyone! It's Jules of Paper Gems by Jules sharing this new stamp designed by Graciellie Designs called "Live for Today." This beautiful bird can be colored in many ways, but I wanted it to be a cardinal.
I stamped this image on Neenah Desert Storm card stock and colored it with rich reds (Copic: R89, R29, R27, R24). I added a little Copic E87 on the tips of the feathers to add a little more detail. Once the image was colored and die cut, I added some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on the edges. Now, to make this a winter card, I used a simple gel pen to add dots of snow and little fluff of snow on this beautiful bird.
When I see this bird, I think of some of the the loved ones that we have lost in the years prior. It brings me warmth and comfort knowing they might be flying by to see me. I hope you all know that our cards can bring those feelings of love and joy so please, make sure you know the good you bring into this world.
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!