I tried a new stamp and die set for this Thank You card.
I don't have a lot of dies to match my stamps, because I usually just use my Cricut Explore, but this set with the stamps and dies was a special price, so I decided to get it. It is from Altenew and is called Winter Cardinal. Because it is a layered stamp I needed to have four colors of red. The only way I had that many was to use a combination of Distress and Oxide inks. I started with a light red Oxide ink, which I think worked out better than starting with a Distress ink since those don't always work well with clear stamps. I mounted him on a piece of white wood-grained embossed paper, also from Altenew, that I just love because it is embossed with such a fine grain. I double matted in red and black on a white card base. I decided it needed something so I added the gold glitter washi tape and used the same tape to attach the sentiment plus covered the cardinal with Wink of Stella. - Denise