The other thing I got when Walmart was revamping their craft area was a set of bird stamps from Martha Stewart. I stamped several of these cardinals days ago and have slowly - very slowly - gotten around to watercoloring the cardinals and magnolias. I know cardinals are the state bird for many states including ours. Our state flower is the dogwood. Wonder who has the magnolia to go with the cardinal? Sounds like a Jeopardy question - ah, Answer.
Anyway, we blew a transformer early this morning so with the power off and little else I could do, I finally put these cards together. (Thanks to the wonderful folks at Duke Energy. They restored our power while we were off doing an installation.) I kept the card design simple focusing on the red bird. I decided to break out the Close to Cocoa cardstock. I love that color of ink, even ordering a reinker was soon as SU announced they were dropping it. But the Close to Cocoa paper is often untouched. It's a little rosy for me. Soon I'll be collecting new colors so time to get some of the older stuff out the door.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Ingredients: Stamps: Birds by Martha Stewart Crafts; All Holidays by SU! for the greeting
Ink: Staz-on jet black; various watercolor markers - mainly real red, bravo burgandy, close to cocoa, very vanilla
DSP: Real Red by SU!
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Ribbon: fabric dept.