Thursday, November 26, 2015

Family Time with Friends Dreamweaver Cardinal Card

This week, the Stampendous team is posting on the theme "Family Time with Friends".  My post might not seem to fit that theme, but I can assure you that it does.  My grandmother always loved cardinals.  I lost her a year and a half ago, but will always think of her any time that I see cardinals, and I created this card with her in mind.  She also loved to sing.  She was asked to sing with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra when she was only 17, but her father wouldn't allow it.  She still sang throughout her life, and even in the nursing home, she was known as the singing lady.  Me, well I continue the tradition.  Although I have never been a particularly great singer, I sing in a choir.  That is where the friends come in.  I sing with a group of fine men and women that I can call my friends.  Here is how I created my card.

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Double Sided Mounting Paper
Vegetable Based Soap
Scotch 1/2" Adhesive Tape
Glue Stick
Chameleon Markers in Grass Green and Spring Meadow
Manual Die Cut Machine


  1. Cut card base to 8 1/2" by 5 3/4" and fold at the side.
  2. Cut red card stock to 4 1/4" by 5 3/4".
  3. Stamp the red card stock with the Music Score Stamp using VersaMark.
  4. Stamp white card stock with the Sing Noel phrase using VersaFine.
  5. Cut the mounting paper to the size of the Cardinals N Holly Stencil.
  6. Rub the bar of soap directly on the back of the stencil to make it easier to release later.  When you are done, there should be a cloudy layer over the entire back of the stencil.
  7. Use your stencil brush to brush off any crumbly pieces of soap from the stencil.
  8. Peel one side of the mounting paper and lay the Cardinals N Holly stencil on top of it, soap side on the sticky paper.
  9. Carefully lay small piles of glitter next to the stencil wells that you want to color.  For example, the green glitters should be in/next to the holly sections of the stencil.
  10. Gently push the corresponding colors of glitter into the wells.  Remember that only the first color on any sticky section will color that area.  Push the glitter down slightly.
  11. Use your stencil brush to brush off any excess glitter.
  12. Place the project face down on a flat surface.
  13. Carefully peel a corner up from the edge of the stencil and use it to gently remove the mounting paper from the stencil.
  14. Pour the white pearl glitter over the newly exposed sticky paper.
  15. Brush off any excess glitter.
  16. Remove the backing paper and adhere the glittered Cardinals N Holly to black card stock.
  17. Run green card stock through your die cut machine with the Holly Die.
  18. Color the holly leaf with Chameleon Pens.
  19. Use the glue stick on top of the holly leaf and cover with crystal glitter.
  20. Create green and black mats for your main images and adhere them.
  21. Attach the music score to the card base and the images to the music score. Use the die cut holly under the words and overlapping the cardinal mat.
Since this post actually got up very late on Thanksgiving, I am including the links for Thursday AND Friday:




  1. Beautiful card. Beautiful sentiment. Worth the wait! Lol. Thanks for sharing for Dreamweaver Thursday, Laura!

  2. Lovely card. It would be great for my friends who have the cardinal for it's state bird.