Friday, July 2, 2010

Our State Bird

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.


  1. very nice - love the cardinal

  2. this is such a pretty cas card lisa-I had to check out your jeopardy question-louisiana & mississippi have the magnolia as their state flower
    va,wva,ohio,ky,in,il all have the cardinal but I didnt find any that have the cardinal & magnolia together
    hope you have a great 4th of july


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