Isn't this Winter Cardinal just the cutest darn thing ever? I know, I say that about all of Heidi's stamps but I just can't help myself. First off, you can get your hands on this digital stamp right HERE.
I decided to use my colored pencils to color up this little cutie. I also picked my colors based on the patterned papers I had picked out. All of the colored pencils I used are Prismacolors.
Red PC122, PC926, PC195, PC930
Green PC908, PC911, PC912
Brown PC1082, PC941, PC140
I used Gamsol and a blending stub to smooth out the pencils. I forgot how lovely the colors look when blended with Gamsol. All of the layers were cut out using circle dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The patterned paper is from Echo Park's Deck the Hall paper pad. For the cardbase layer I used a brown from Stampin Up.
I cut all of the layers out and glued everything together. For the final touches, I added Star Dust Stickles to the snowflakes and Frosted Lace Stickles to the snow. All done! Now grab this digital stamp for yourself and get to crafting!
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