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A Special Treat

 

My special friend, Marianne, sent me the most beautiful card I’ve ever laid eyes on and I just had to share it with you.  I hope you enjoy it.

 

 

This card is so delicate and feminine with the pinks and whites and all the intricate design.  Marianne gets her inspiration from Kitty Kraft.  I’ve decided that I am going to frame this very special work of art for my office to remind me everyday of Marianne’s kindness and love.  It will be like getting a hug every time that I look at it.

Did you notice the embossed layer?  It was done with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder that was inked with pink ink.

 

 

Marianne used many layers to create depth and interest with frames and fancy borders.  I just love the vines and leaves and the paper roses with glitter.

 

 

And look at this beautiful butterfly.  The pink glitter and rhinestones really make it so much more beautiful.  Marianne has an incredible knack for the fine details.

 

Marianne is one of those very special people who is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.  She always has kind and encouraging words for me and I am so blessed to know her.  Thank you, Marianne, for being my friend.  I love you dearly.

If you love Marianne’s work, please leave an encouraging comment for her.  I hope that someday she’ll start her own blog so we can be blessed with her creations on a frequent basis!

Thanks for stopping by today, and Marianne and I both wish you a blessed Sunday!

 

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  1. Kittie

    I saw a link from your blog to mine this morning so I came to check it out. Marianne’s card is stunning and I would surely treasure it, too. I am sure it is beautiful framed in your office. What a lovely gift to keep for a long time.

  2. Georgina Frangos

    Marianne is all the words above. She is an amazing girl and I love her from the bottom of my heart… I’m so lucky she’s my daughter! I get the most intricate and wonderful cards from her!!!!!

  3. cindy hall

    The card is simply stunning. I love all things beautiful,dainty, and delicate and your card is certainly that. Let’s see more of your work.

  4. Marianne

    Hello,

    I am so very humbled by the kind words you all have expressed.

    I would be thrilled to share instructions with you.

    First, using a brayer, I inked the SU Petals a Plenty embossing folder in “pretty in pink” on whisper white cardstock. I then mounted the brayered piece onto a regular size card.
    Next, I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities die to cut the larger white scalloped frame in whisper white. I sponged the edges of that piece in “pretty in pink”, and then mounted it with stampin dimentionals.
    Next I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities curvy frame die and cut a frame in regal rose paper and mounted it with dimentionals.
    Next, I used the Spellbinders scalloped die again, but in a smaller size, and cut it in regal rose paper.
    Then, I used the curvy frame spellbinders, centered it on the scalloped piece and put it through the Big Shot. Now it has created a small frame inside the pink scalloped piece.
    I then mounted the pink scalloped piece onto the pink curvy frame with dimentionals.

    I then used a new die that I absolutely love. It is called “Fanciful Flourish” and is made by Cheery Lynn Designs. I used Wild Wasabi to cut the lacy stem design and attached it to the card with SU multipurpose glue.
    Then I used Martha Stewart’s Butterfly punch for the butterfly and attached it with dimensionals.
    I embellished the butterfly with three SU rhinestones.
    I used three little white paper roses I got from Michael’s and used a glue dot to attach each of them .
    Finally I used dazzling diamonds to give it that extra elegant touch.
    The inspiration for this card is from Kittie Kraft blog.
    I hope these instuctions are clear. It is the first time I have ever had to describe the making of a card.
    Thanks and any questions…just let me know..
    Blessings to you all !

  5. Christy Q

    Wow, such a delightful and gorgeous card! Marianne is supremely talented and I certainly hope she starts up a blog to share her awesome talent with everyone. Friends like Marianne are the true treasure and every time you look at that framed piece of art, you will remember the true friend you have in her. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us, Cindy!

  6. Connie G.

    Beautiful card buddy…..why don’t you make one for me??? Love and hugs.

  7. Carol Lucas

    You are right: this beautiful card is a work of art worthy of framing. Just lovely!

  8. Bobbi Miller

    This card is so elegant! You are blessed to have such a wonderful friend. Her love for you shows in her work! Marianne, you are truly talented and I hope you do get a blog soon, so I can follow you too! Thanks for sharing this lovely work of art! I too, would love to know how to re-create this. Our Team is having a shoe box swap on May 5 and the category is “elegant”…. this fits right in!

  9. Terri Orr

    Wow! Marianne has created a gorgeous card and how lucky you are to have her as a friend-and be the recipient of this beauty! It’s just a feast for the eyes!

  10. Katy McGloin

    Marianne, this card is exquisite! I hope you made a second one for yourself. And, Cindy, you must be a very special person to Marianne (I know you are to many of the Pals, including me) for her to want to share this beautiful card with you. Framing it would be a perfect way to display this piece of art! Hugs….

  11. Loretta

    What a beautiful card. You are blessed to have a special friend who is so talented and creative. Anyone would want to receive a card like this from Marianne. It is a special gift that I know you will treasure always. Thank you for sharing this gift with all of us.

  12. Lynn

    This card is beyond beautiful. I can’t think of a word to describe it with justice. I wonder if Marianne would share the instructions. You are so right to frame this card. It would be almost criminal to hide it.

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