Fred She Said Designs Christmas Cardinal | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends | Design Team

Fred She Said Designs Christmas Cardinal

Good morning crafty friends! It’s the first Sunday in December and that means it’s time for another Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.

This month we are sponsored by Fred She Said Designs. I used this lovely image called Christmas Cardinal to create my design team project.

To begin my card, I printed the image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock and colored the entire scene with Copic Markers.

Copic Color Combination

Bird: R14, R17, R35, R39
Feet: W7, W5, W3
Holly Leaves: G28, G07, G05, G14
Holly Berries: R39, R27, R24, R22, R20
Branch: E29, E25, E23
Fence: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1


Fred She Said Designs Christmas Cardinal


After coloring the scene, I used a stitched rectangle die to trim the entire panel to slightly smaller than A2 size. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder onto a scrap of black card stock and die-cut it with a sentiment strip die.

To finish my card, I adhered the top panel with fun foam to a top folding white card base.


Fred She Said Designs Christmas Cardinal

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Fred She Said Designs


Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge | Colour Crazy Challenge | Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge | A Gem of a Challenge | Creatalicious Challenges | Cut it Up Challenge | The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge | Alphabet Challenge Blog | Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog | Crafty Calendar Challenge |

19 thoughts on “Fred She Said Designs Christmas Cardinal | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends | Design Team

  1. Donna this is so pretty. Cardinals always make me happy at Christmas. There’s an old legend that when you see a cardinal that it’s a passed relative letting you know they are still with you. Just thought I’d share.
    Have a great week!
    Hugs, Joy

    1. Cardinals happen to be my most favorite birds! I did know about the legend and I am reminded of those cherished memories with people lost along the way. Thank you for your sweet words, my friend!

  2. You’ve created a beautiful winter/Christmas card, the red cardinal is such a wonderful centerpiece. I also like the wooden background, and the snow makes the winter scene so realistic. Thanks for joining the Alphabet challenge.

    Hugs, Veronika

  3. Absolutely beautiful! I love cardinals and you have captured it’s beauty delightfully! I love the added details of snow… beautifully done! Thanks for participating in A Gem of a Craft Challenge! I hope to see you again soon! ~Michelle, DT Polkadoodles

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