A Canty Cardinal Pair

The cardinal is the female bird I have been asked to make over and over again. While I often played with her, the girl’s coloring is so much more subtle than the male’s that I couldn’t find the right felt for the pattern.

This time, I approached the design from a different angle. I chose a tweedy tan color for the body and I “painted” that same felt with blush for the lower wing and with gray eye shadow for the tail and upper wing. Brushing on the powdered color gave it a very subtle look. Enjoy!

female cardinal

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male and female cardinal pattern

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3 Responses to A Canty Cardinal Pair

  1. Lisa Ludlow says:

    Oh Susan she is lovely! Well done. I need to make her for out tree! Thank you.

  2. Joyce Westerhold says:

    So wonderful that you do this for us. I have a pair of cardinals that comes to my bird bath in summer. They always give me a lift.

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