Rustic Cardinal Ornament – using your Art Impressions FREEBIE Stamp!

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Maybe you need a few last-minute Christmas ornaments or gifts for your friends and family. I thought this beautiful cardinal would be perfect! And the best part…. this stamp is part of the FREEBIE series from Art Impressions. There are several FREEBIES available … you can select one free stamp with a $30 purchase! I’ll show you all of the FREEBIES in this video. You will definitely have a hard time choosing one… but don’t wait too long if you are interested because these FREEBIES choices are only available for a limited time!

Let’s go ahead and stamp and color the cardinal image using some alcohol markers. I’ll be using the Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers. I’m using these because this will allow the coloring to be fade-proof and permanent and this is especially important on an ornament that we will want to last a long time!

I will be decorating a round paper mâché ornament that I purchased at my local craft store. We will add a little ink to this using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Ground Espresso. I want this circle to look like a slice of wood….so we will add some woodgrain paper from the Ai Christmas S2 Paper Pack (5812).

We will die cut the woodgrain paper from the largest circle in the Ai Nested Circle Dies (5726) set. Let’s also grab a few more papers from this same paper pack and die cut some pretty hearts using the Ai Nested Heart Dies (5721) set.

Now we can stamp and color a few of the little holly and berries from the Ai Christmas Mice Set (5459) and use the coordinating die to cut these out. We will add a bit of glaze to each of the berries for some added dimension!

Let’s create a sentiment for the back of the ornament by recreating the same stack of woodgrain and hearts and then die cut a smaller heart out of some white cardstock. We can stamp the sentiment with some red ink using the sentiment that says, “Winter Kisses and Christmas Wishes” from the Ai Chubby Snowmen Set (5351) set.

Finally, lets assemble the ornament and add a few matte gold gems to complete the look!

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Art Impressions FREEBIE (w/ $30 purchase) – Cardinal (

Art Impressions Christmas Mice Set (5459) (

Art Impressions Chubby Snowmen Set (5351) ( (

Art Impressions Nested Circle Dies (5726) ( (

Art Impressions Nested Heart Dies (5721) ( (

Art Impressions Christmas S2 Paper Pack (5812) (

Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock or Crafter’s Companion – Spectrum Noir – 9 x 12 Premium Paper Pad – Marker (

Spectrum Noir – Alcohol Marker – Blender or Altenew – Artist Markers – Colorless Blender (

Spectrum Noir – Alcohol Proof Dye Ink Pad – Noir Black (

Spectrum Noir – Tri-blend Marker – Exotic Blends (Burnt Orange, Alpine Green (

Spectrum Noir – Tri-blend Marker – Floral Blends (Dark Red) (

Spectrum Noir – Tri-blend Marker – Portrait Blends (Earth Brown) (

Spectrum Noir – Tri-blend Marker – Shades – (Ice Grey, Dark Red)

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Ground Espresso (

Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink Pad – Barn Door (

Tim Holtz idea-ology – Tiny Bells

Tim Holtz Foam Applicator Tools (

Tim Holtz Distress Kraft Heavystock (

Distress Tool or Sizzix Making Tool Collection – Surfacez Multi-Tool Set (

Pinkfresh Studio Metallic Pearls – Matte Gold (

Sakura Gelly Roll Pen – White (

Tombow Mono Dot Adhesive (

Strathmore Bristol Smooth 100lb Cardstock (

Pinkfresh Studio – Essentials Collection – Dual Tip Embellishment Tool (

MISTI Mini (

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (

Nuvo Surface Sweep Brush (

Judi-kins Diamond Glaze ( Double-sided Adhesive Squares – Small (

Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine (

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine (

Baker’s Twine – Red/White