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I Brake For …..Nature

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday and I Brake For Stamps.  Today I have a card that uses a beautiful sentiment paired with papers and embellishments.

This sentiment really speaks to me. Have you ever been somewhere so beautiful and find yourself simply at a loss for words?  It can be a majestic place like the Grand Canyon or something as simple as looking at a rainbow.  Whatever it is, it just makes you stop and enjoy the moment and be amazed at the miracles that nature provides.  My husband and I have had the pleasure of traveling, much of it in the US, as well as overseas and our favorite trips were those where we’ve witnessed the beauty of nature.   And at home each year when our lemon tree starts to bloom I love just standing by it and taking in  the sweet fragrance it gives off.  Like perfume for the backyard those delicate white blooms let me know spring has arrived. I’m sure those of you with gardens are rewarded with the sights and smells of nature each year.

Now – on to the card…..I pulled out a bunch of patterned paper for this one.  Lots of layers!  The frame and flowers are die cuts.

The sentiment Nature, found here, was stamped in a dark rose ink on white paper.  Before putting everything together I felt it needed some “bling” and found a pack of pearls in my stash and  thought it would work well with the design.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you can take the time this spring and summer to enjoy the beauty of nature!

Hope on over to the IBFS store for this stamp and many others.  Use code SAVE10NANCY to save 10% off your order.



bear with me

Here is another sneek peek from Mark’s Finest Papers!   It’s from a new set called North American Woods and has some great masculine images. 

I stamped the bear and sentiment with Memento ink on Neenah cardstock and sponged some color in the background.  The trees are a stamp I had in my stash and felt it would go great with the bear image. 

A Paper Studio embossing folder was used on the base card and the black dp is from DCWV.  Martha Stewart punches were used for the foliage.

The brown and black cardstock are from Mark’s Finest Papers.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will check back here next week when we’ll the MFP blog hop for February’s release!