Another fun detail to this card is the stamped gingham ribbon. This makes it very easy for me to match my project, since I can use any of my inks. The Ribbons set is all on one sheet with 10 different ribbon options. There are two widths of gingham and grosgrain, three rick-rack varieties, and three awareness ribbons. The set was one of the first ones I had to purchase from CHF and know that this will be a long-time favorite.
Here's a close-up of the Cardinal (see a trend with me??? I love this cardinal):
I trimmed around the edges of the leaves and cardinal to expand the image beyond the matte. I think this gives the illusion of this being a part of the background itself. I used linen thread to sew some details to the card. The Pines and Needles background paper is adhered with dimensional tape for added depth.
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Paper: Olive, Craft brown, brown and white cardstocks
Ink: Pitchblack Adirondack by Ranger, Chesnut Roan Colorbox Queue Fluid Chalk Ink, Muted red dye ink (for stamped ribbon), Copic Sketch markers (R29-Lipstick red, R59-Cardinal, E27-Africano, E47-Dark Brown, G21-Lime Green, G99-Olive)
Embellishments: Dimensional tape, linen thread and needle, precision paper snips (to trim around main image)