Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thank you...

Hi there!

First of all, I want to comment on that it's a day of memory for those we have lost in regards to 9-11.  Thoughts and prayers are with the families.  May God bless our country and we thank all those who serve to help protect us and keep us safe!  Thank you!

Now onto my card...

I started with a white base and stamped the diagonal background with a new stamp, Studio G.  The bird stamp is from Hero Arts, which is new also.  I used distress inks on the bird and added an enamel dot for the eye.  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy.  All items on the card have never been used before.  Yeah!  This challenge helps me to find things in my craft room to use!  It's a great idea that Darnell has come up with this fun challenge.  So, I'm entering this card over at Darnell's NBUS Challenge!  I'm sure I'll be checking out her challenge again soon...thank you, Darnell!
Take care and have a great weekend!



Paper:  PTI
Stamps:  Hero Arts-bird
               Studio G-Diamond Background
               Sweet 'n Sassy-Sentiment
Ink:  Memento-Tuxedo Black
        Tim Holtz-  Squeezed Lemonad
                            Mustard Seed
                            Rusty Hinge
                            Barn Door
Black Sprinkles:  Doodlebug
Misc:  Black Thread


  1. Way to get all that new stuff out! I love the diamond background and the fussy cut bird!

  2. Super card! I like how your pretty bird is the focal point! So Unique and well done!

  3. Artistic & creative, Maria--another wonderful creation!

  4. I love this card Maria!! Reminds me that I have a birdie die I've never used too!
    Your card is trendy and elegant ... love those enamel dots!

  5. Adorable card, Maria! I love that sweet little bird.

  6. Amen to your words about 9/11.
    This card is amazing!!!!!! Maria's so Jill said so unique ! Oh I think Darnell is going to go crazy over this one. I LOVE it!

  7. Yes, 9-11 is a time of remembrance and one we should never forget. I join you in sending thoughts and prayers.

    Your card is just gorgeous. What a beautiful bird and I like the CAS look of it.

  8. This is adorable, Maria! I love the pop of the bird against the very graphic black and white background!

  9. What a beautiful card! Neat image Maria!

  10. Maria, I love this card, the diamond background just draws your eye to the awesome bird...really CAS and gorgeous!

  11. Beautiful Maria, I love the harlequin background!

  12. Maria, I love this card. Period. It is so striking and so modern with that diamond and thread backdrop behind your brilliantly sponged bird! Even the dots are artfully placed!! Good job using that NBUS! I'm glad my challenge motivated you and I appreciate that you promoted it and played along!! Hugs, Darnell

  13. LOVE the text on the bird and the enamel dots!

  14. Oh my so stunning!! Jaw dropping beautiful :) love the mustard color over black.