Here is the first Christmas card of the 2014 season. And as you know from the announcement of the August 25 party/workshop, the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog will open for ordering later this month. There is such a nice assortment of stamps and product, that I am sure you are going to find more than one must haves for your craft space.
This aptly named beauty of a cardinal is from the Beauty of the Season stamp set. The image is stamped on watercolor paper, and I painted him with Classic Stampin' Inks in Real Red, Hello Honey, Chocolate Chip, and Baked Brown Sugar. Inside, a companion sentiment from the set is stamped on Whisper White.
The front image was sponged on the edges and matted on Cherry Cobbler. Then the panel was wrapped with linen thread and a bright collection button attached. The background panel was cut from gold foil paper, also matted with Cherry Cobbler. The image panel was affixed with dimensionals to the Garden Green card base.
The sentiment on front is from Christmas Bliss. It is stamped onto a strip of vellum cardstock.
One Christmas card complete. I wonder how many I have to go! At least there is plenty of time left.