Outlawz Challenge Theme to Celebrate Circles. The Specs:
Stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs Bread Basket Bundle. The circle could have been an ornament had I used the ornament 'cap' on it. When I saw this set, which had these cardinals, I was sunk. Love my cardinals. I tried to color one as a male, one as female. Of course colored with copics. Thought the shape of the stamp met the theme requirements, so continued the theme using S/Binders Small Classic Circles to diecut the image, then S/B Large Classic Circles for the red mat. S/B Big Scalloped Circle for the blue glitter mat, finishing with the S/B Grand Circle for the shaped card. The sentiment is from this same set, punched with a Paper Shaper Circle, sponged with Distress Ink in Festive Berry. The green trees were a last minute thought, not sure I like them, but they were adhered. Also punched from a Punch Bunch Small Tree - from paint chip papers from paint departments in our local stores. The c/stock for the card is from Cloud 9 Luster Snowflake in Red.
Since I have used so many diecuts for this card, I think I'll enter my last card (allowed 3) to the Penny Black & More Any Die Will Do Challenge. This was a fun card to do, as I enjoy coloring cardinals. I also used some Spectrum Noire in greens on the branch needles. I've been collecting some of the sets at A C Moore, using my coupon. There is a brush nib (like the copics) on one end, but a smaller pen nib on the other end. Thought it would work on the fine line of the branches. My copic brush nib is not so delicate. These are nice pens, but I have to say, I like the touch of the copic brush nib better. Guess that's probably because I have grown accustomed to the feel of the brush...very light. The S.Noire nib felt 'hard' to my hand. Did what I wanted though! So I'll keep practicing at learning to use the Spectrum Pens. Just learned that these pens have refills, but have not seen them in MY stores. So thanks for coming to visit, and have a WUN-DA-FUL day. Hugs.