With Gratitude


Hello … again!   With the busy weekend ahead I thought I would share this card with you now.   It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to make a card with an image from my favorite stamp company ~ I Brake for Stamps.    This one is part of a set of four called Birds and Butterflies Collage Sheet.   Each stamp can be purchased separately, if desired.   The image shown above is called Butterfly Rose Collage.    I do have the other three and am hoping to use them on cards VERY soon!     Don’t forget ~ if you’d like any stamps from IBFS ~ use Coupon Code SAVE10MARY for a 10% discount off your order. 



The image was stamped onto watercolor paper and painted with Tim Holtz Distress Inks ~ antique linen, scattered straw and vintage photo for the flowers; bundled sage and peeled paint for the leaves; pumice stone on the flourishes; and old paper for the background.   

The butterfly was stamped on regular cardstock, colored with Copics, cut out and attached to the main image.  I had done this as a last minute thought and didn’t keep track of the marker colors I used – sorry about that!    Both images were then sprayed with Shimmerz Spritz for a little sparkle.   The paper is from a K&Co paper pad by Tim Coffey.   The ribbon and green braided cord are both from my stash.  

Thanks for stopping by tonight!    Tomorrow I’ll have a brand new Phindy’s Place challenge card ~ hope you can stop back.



  1. Hello Mary, your card is simply beautiful. I just love your stamped image with the butterfly, gorgeous. It comes out so well on the red backgroun. Beautiful work.

  2. Deebi27 says:

    Fabulous…this card looks as though it was done on canvas! Textures are fab!!!

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