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Happy Sunday.  Again! :-)

I have a card that I made using the new Stampin' Up! Forever Flourishing dies - that will be available this coming Wednesday!  I saw this great sketch across at CAS Colors and Sketches and had this idea in my head to use three of the dies as the focal element.  Here's the sketch:

I stamped the leaves that have a matching die, and die-cut the leaves that don't have a matching stamp.  With me? Not all of the dies in the Forever Flourishing die set have a stamp that matches them. :-)

For the leaf that doesn't have a matching stamp, I added a little depth with my markers - I added some shading with my markers to the other leaves.  Here's a closeup for you:

Forever Fernery Forever Flourishing (1 of 1)

I wanted to use something other than green for the leaves as I seem to have been using a lot of green recently!  Here's my full card:

Forever Fernery Forever Flourishing (1 of 1)-2

The sentiment is from a set of stamps that came with a very old Paper Pumpkin kit.  I discovered it when I was cleaning out my room and cupboards so that Lou could repaint and I really like the sentiments/fonts in it.

On a personal note:

I managed to get into the garden to take a couple of photos this morning.  The birds don't really like me being out there, so I can't always capture the birds that I want to!

I managed to catch this female redbellied woodpecker at the suet feeder.  She ate a little and then flew off with some in her mouth to feed her babies.

Redbellied Woodpecker (1 of 1)

I also managed to capture a shot of the Downy doing pretty much the same thing - except on the jelly feeder.  I love the way he was clinging on to the feeder!

Downy Woodpecker (1 of 1)-2

I'll be back tomorrow with some more cards and some more photographs.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers to all those who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Forever Fernery - Stampin' Up! - available June 3
  • Dies:  Forever Flourishing - Stampin' Up! - available June 3