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8/03/2013

Birthday

Good morning, and welcome to 2 new followers. KathyK  and MagsB. Hope you'll give these delightful blogs a lookin...each has some beautiful projects to enjoy.  I believe there are more followers in the Bloglovin section as well, but I don't know how to look at that to see who it is. So welcome to ALL the new followers. I'm so pleased you liked what I post enough to follow! Thank you!

Here's the card for today (which I meant to post yesterday afternoon, but took a very long nap instead! My early mornings caught up.)

-  Northwoods stamp, colored with copics, probably last year on one of our trips. The green fronds have Spica pen highlighting on the seed pods. After assembling the card, I decided to add some Stickles just on the fronds, and IRL it shows up well.

- Spellbinder dies were used to cut the image & red mat (red paper from 6x6 Graphic 45, French Country, the reverse of a pretty country red check).

- woodgrain paper from 6x6 My Mind's Eye Bramble Rose. Then used a Darice woodgrain EF, which tore the paper when the embossing was done. Got some Tea Dye Distress ink, rubbed over the torn places and decided I'd still use the piece. Looks kinda like an old beat up piece of drift lumber found at the beach..all bleached out and falling apart from being waterlogged.

- Blue paper started out as white GP. Recently saw a Youtube video on Pan Pastels by Scrap Made Simple - decided to try to make a sky background with some blue PP I have. Quite liked it. Intended to emboss it with a Darice Clouds EF that I have, can't find...so just used the dots folder.

- blue Washi tape over the join.

This will probably become a birthday card, but with the sentiment dies, it can be whatever I need it to be. Just add the sentiment diecut at the bottom, and Voila. I see that Memory Box & Elizabeth Craft have come out with some new sentiment dies (as has some other companies too. These are just my favs).

Ya'll have a great Saturday, and as always, thanks for the visit. Hugs

20 comments:

Redanne said...

It is a real beauty of a card Mary, I love that woodgrain and the image is so lovely with those beautiful cardinals - great colouring too. Hope you are feeling much better. Hugs, Anne x

Kathleen said...

Another really lovely card, love the birds and the inverted corners make it look as if they are tucked under the circles.

Kath x

MagsB said...

This is so beautiful! The woodgrain paper looks fantastic and so do the dots in the sky area! As for the image, it's lovely, a true work of art!

love Mags B x

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - love the image but I love all of Northwoods images. The woodgrain adds that great touch. Don't you love to have cards made that will work for just about any occasion - all you have to do is add the sentiment. Great job.

Cathy said...

Lovely card Mary, the images are beautifully coloured. Cathy x

jimlynn said...

Super fantastic! Love the design and that image is so peaceful looking and pretty. Love it.
Lynn

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Stunning card Mary love the colours so much and praying for you, Shaz in Oz.x

Patti J said...

North woods has such pretty bird images! Being a Missouri gal, I'm partial to the cardinals! Beautiful card, Mary! So glad you shared it. Happy weekend!

Carol Cel said...

beautiful coloring!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is beautiful, Mary. Gorgeous coloring and I just love your wonderful embossing.

Mrs A. said...

You really are the mistress of colouring in Cardinals. This is lovely with the bottom one in flight caught perfectly with your pens.
In Bloglovin if you click on the blue wording that tells you how many are following you then it will show you the latest first and then down the list with the others. Hope this helps hugs Mrs a.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mary, I like the adorable image, the paper and the embossing.
Kevin xx

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous image and your coloring is perfect. I like the softness of the neutrals with the bright orange birds. The woodgrain looks fantastic ... the torn pieces just add to the overall weathered look. Don't you love when accidents have a happy ending??!! :) Loll xx

Sandy said...

So pretty Mary - I love Cardinals!
sandy

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is stunning, Mary! Your coloring is flawless!!

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linda said...

hi mary, i've been visiting your blog and lovely creations, but for some strange reason i've not been able to comment; i was signed in but wasn't recognized by either google or wordpress and i had the same technical difficulties with others. anyway, glad you're feeling better and i love this card! i always enjoy seeing cardinals on your cards and i love the embossing and woodgrain effect.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful image, and I love the way you've colored it! I also love the woodgrain embossing on the bottom part of the card! It looks like an extension of the sand.

Brenda said...

Wow Mary this card is gorgeous! I love that image and you know how much I love your coloring!!! Love the matting and the washi tape too. Hugs!

Brenda said...

Wow Mary this card is gorgeous! I love that image and you know how much I love your coloring!!! Love the matting and the washi tape too. Hugs!