Thinking Of You With A Grateful Heart


Do you have someone who you think of with a grateful heart?  Is it a family member?  I often think how very grateful I am for my son-in-law.  He is so good to me and looks out for me regularly.  If I have something in my home that has broken, he is right there to make repairs.  I am so grateful for him, and I want to share my feelings with a card!  My card share today is a “Thinking Of You With A Grateful Heart” greeting card that I will drop in the mail to him!

The card features Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal stamp set and matching dies. My inspiration for this card is this tee shirt on this Website.  The website was selected by Stef (SmilynStef) from who hosted today’s Inspiration Challenge.

To create the card, I cut two 3-3/4″ x 5″ pieces of white card  stock.  Using the matching dies, I cut out the bird and branch with the first piece of card stock.  I ran that piece through the Big Shot to emboss it with the Stampin’ Up! Wood Grain Embossing Folder. I then laid this piece over the second piece of white card stock, and traced around the cut out with a pencil to provide an outline of the bird and branch which I would color.

After tracing, I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal Stamps to layer three blue inks on the head of the bird.  (BTW, it is no longer a cardinal – it’s a Blue Jay!)  I only wanted the head of the bird stamped because I would create a scene similar to the one on the tee shirt, my inspiration piece.

To create the scene, I used several Copic Sketch Markers in blue shades.  I added the mountains with shades of gray, and the trees in Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue Classic Ink.  I hand drew the flying birds on the Blue Jay as well as on the top panel.  After adhering the pieces together, I added some Nuvo Duck Egg Blue Crystal Drops across the top-left of the card.

My sentiment, “Thinking of You With A Grateful Heart”, is from the retired Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set.  I stamped it with VersaMark and embossed it with WOW! White Puff Embossing Powder.  I used two sets of die cuts (ODBD Lavish Layers Dies, and Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies) to cut out the sentiment and a mat for it.

Enjoy the card, and I would love to get your feedback!  Leave me some happy notes in the comment section!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Thinking Of You With A Grateful Heart   Thinking of You With A Grateful Heart  Stampin Up Happy Scenes Stamp Set         

1 Corinthians 11:23 – 26 (NIV)

Apostle Paul was writing to the church of Corinth:  “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you:  The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”  For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”

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