Thinking of You

Good afternoon, and welcome to my little part of the world. Warm Welcomes to some new followers. I hope you'll enjoy what you see here, and I'll do my best to come pay you a visit as well. Lovely to have you join me.

I have another card to share today, which probably should be considered a sympathy card. However, I liked Thinking of you better, and used my Elizabeth Crafts die instead of stamping, so hence the name. This card is for a fellow blogger, whom I've never met in person...yet I wanted to let the person know I was indeed thinking about her. I know she likes birds, so I've been working on this one & finally got it finished. I hope she will enjoy the card, be pleased that someone had thought of her, and that it will convey my caring.

- image is an Inkadinkadoo stamp, colored with copics (stamped on a snippet of Xpress cardstock)

- Diecut with S/binders Label 30 (S5-157).  Airbrushed background while still in the die, with E41,42, and a touch of E43 at outer edges

- cardbase is a mottled burnt orange, trims are MS punches from a Paper Studio stack (De Ja Blue) chosen because it had the blues & orange-brown tones that I thought would go well with the bird colors

- Memory Box diecut birds from a snippet of some Christmas paper bits lying in the pile, that were just the perfect size for this tiny bird ...and when diecut, you'd never guess it was a Christmas theme paper.

- Sentiment was also diecut from a snippet of copper toned metallic paper. (saved from diecutting interior bits to save weight/layers on a card. These little pieces can come in very handy).

The diecut birds were a last minute add-on...I wasn't totally sure it wasn't 'too much'. I intended to add just one, on the left to balance the card. That didn't look quite right, so I added the 2nd bird. What do you think? I believe I'll see if the ladies in the Playground might offer a bit of wisdom....I'd enjoy having you surf along with me to see what they have to offer.

So I hope that wherever you are in the world, things are marching along the way you'd prefer. We are having quite a bit of wind in my area today with overcast skies. I'm hoping to get some blog visiting done, and enjoy some good inspiration as I see what all you talented cardmakers are showing. Hugs & thanks for visiting. See ya next time.


  1. It may be overcast where you live, but your card conveys a bright sunshiny day with those pretty birds! What a nice way to let someone know you're thinking of them!

  2. A beautiful card Mary, and so thoughtful of you. I love the little bird and colours.

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog.

  3. Mary, this is so pretty and I know whoever receives it will love it too. Your coloring on the bird is beautiful! LOVE this card!
    Glad to see you back blogging and hope all the computer issues are better now.

  4. Hi Mary, your card is beautiful and I think the two extra birds look lovely. I like the sentiment 'Thinking of you' too, much nicer I think. I have emailed you separately but thank you again for your kind and generous comments. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Gorgeous birds Mary, and such a lovely colour combo

  6. What a beautiful bluebird, Mary! An all round pretty card!

  7. I love this card Mary! Your bird is colored so beautifully and I love those two "red" birds so in answer to your question, Yes-I think they look great on the card! I also love the punched borders and if this card is going to whom I think it is, I know she will be thrilled that you are thinking of her!! Hugs my friend!

  8. Lovely card Mary, the little birds are gorgeous :) Cathy x

  9. Beautiful card Mary. I love the bright colours and the lo is great. TFS!

  10. I love the colours you have chosen for this card. Thank you for the comments on my blog and for becoming one of my followers.
    Kath x

  11. I love birds too so this card really appeals to me and I like the 'thinking of you' sentiment which certainly lets people know you care. Vicky x

  12. Beautiful card Mary - I think I might know who the card is for too and am sure she will love it. Thinking of you is much gentler than 'Sympathy' I think - and the birdies all look fine and dandy to me! Great use of snippets of course too.

    Hugs, Di xx

  13. Lovely card, Mary, a great use of snippets. Think I might know who the recipient is too, and if I'm right she will love the the birds. I much prefer the sentiment, 'thinking of you' too. Elizabeth xx

  14. Hmmm, I wouldn't have thought to airbrush the background while it was still in the die. Very clever! Might have to try that one to see how it soon as I get the airbrush, that is. :-) Thanks for sharing!

  15. So kind of you to make this lovely card for your blogging friend. I think she is going to love it.

    I like the two die cut birds just as you have done them...It looks balanced and lovely to me. The stamped bird is coloured wonderfully!

  16. Beautiful card, gr8 use of snippets!! Hugs Juls xxx