Saturday, November 19, 2011

Special Blessings

It is that time of year when we are reflective of our blessings and of what we are most grateful.   Some of the things at the top of my list:

  • my health
  • the fact I am still employed 
  • have shelter and food
  • and most of family and friends.  Those I love and those that sustain me each and every day.   
I have a very special person that is celebrating a BIG birthday today and I created this card for her.  I know it isn't spring... but she really loves birds and nature so I selected  this special nature stamp.   I hope she enjoys it!

Card 5.5 in x 4.25 in. 

Stamp:  Birds Nest  (Inkadinkado)

Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus (GKD)
Pure Luxury In the Navy (GKD)
Pure Luxury Pure White  120# (GKD)
Cryogen for focal image (Curious Metallic)

Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukeneko)
Memento Bamboo Leaves (Tsukeneko)
Copic Alcohol ink Markers (.too, Inc.)

Arylic stamping block
Scor-Pal (Scor-Pal)
Paper trimmer
Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)
Holly Ribbons Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
Jumbo Sponge Dauber (Tsukeneko)
Small/Large Oval Nestailities Die (Spellbinders)

Nest:  E40, E44, E47, E37, a touch of BG000
Eggs: BG000, BG10, BG32, BG34, BG45 and a touch of R30
Flowers:  R000, R11, R19, R85, BV23 and C2 for shading
Leaves: G 40, G28, YG63
Butterfly:  E33, Y35, Y38, Y00, 
Background:  Copic watercolor effect with BG000 and W2

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Hugs, Marie


  1. Gorgeous card, Marie! I love the colors and embossed background! The image is wonderful and so is your coloring!

  2. The skies outside are dark and gloomy and the house sounds like it wants to lift off the foundation. Unsecured furniture is seen flying by the windows and yet I sit and smile unaffected as I stare at this gorgeous, peaceful and tranquil card. So much beauty on this thoughtful creation. :)
    Happy Birthday to your friend!
    Lisa xx

  3. Marie, Stunning! This card will be appreciated any time of year. You special friend is lucky to have you and to receive this card.

  4. This is beautiful. I love that image, I have it and it has never seen ink. I love your color combo's and your gorgeous coloring. I love the embossing. Another great card.

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous Marie. The image is colored so beautifully and I know she is gonna love this. Have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving. "Hugs"

  6. Such a pretty, pretty card, Marie ... your special person is going to love it, I'm sure.

  7. When I look at your card Marie , I see new start of life. Love the combination of colours and paper.

  8. Whew! I'm glad I didn't let seeing this beauty slip by - LOL!!! It's a pleasure to see your amazing work. ~ Rose

  9. Wwwwwowwwww Marie I love your textured back and all over these soft colors you used on the pict.


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