Special Blessings

I'd like you to meet the card I made that made me take the plunge with Stampin Up!:
This beautiful dove is from a stamp set called 'Special Blessings.'  As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it and I bought it in the nick of time before it retired.  It comes with a cross in the same design and some sentiments regarding baptisms and weddings.  The cross would be beautiful for a sympathy card and for Easter.
I'd seen this card in a book by Kimber McGray and it's another one of those that took me a month to collect everything together so I could make it.
I've run the white cardstock through my Bigshot with a polka dot embossing folder, then stamped the dove and the polka dots on the kraft card.  I didn't think it was very bright so I heat embossed it with white embossing powder and was very pleased with the result.  The ribbon was a bit of a bargain in Derby market, as it was only 19p a metre.  I decided to splash out (the last of the big spenders!)  Hopefully I can go there again as she had some fabulous buttons, too, which would have made a focal point on a card with very little else.
How do you know if you've made a good card?  I find, if I stare at a card for ages and ages after I've made it, it means it's a good card!  Do you have anything like that where your brain knows you've come up with a good idea?  Or maybe it's just me!!  Let me know. 
I'm off to make a mug of hot chocolate before bed, and to look around at what you've all been up to. 
Thanks for dropping in today, your comments are much appreciated.
Jane xx


  1. Stunning card Jane, so elegant. Love the ribbon and pin detail.

    Donna x

  2. Beautiful card Jane and well done for getting the stamp set before it retired


  3. so gorgeous jane.stunning colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Love the embossed border. Once again, a beautiful card.

  5. Lovely card with gorgeous detail - very stylish. I've just bought some fancy pins like yours from Ebay with that very intention.

    I either love my cards or hate them, there's no real inbetween

  6. I can see why you're pleased with this Jane - it's gorgeous! I love the subtle colours, the texture and the pins give it a great finish. Vx


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