Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Gift from God

Hello my friends! I hope you all have recovered well from the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, and that you have many wonderful memories to treasure.

One thing I treasure, and I'm sure many of you do too, is a special friend. And this sentiment from the JustRite set Simple Blessings, is perfect to honor that friend. It says "A friend like you is a gift from God". So true! And this set is even on sale. It has a gorgeous stained glass window, and a beautiful Church scene, along with more sentiments.

I stamped the sentiment with Onyx Black Versafine onto ivory cardstock and diecut it with one of JustRite's new Nested Frame Custom dies. I then added a Julia Tuscanny Butterfly by Prima. These guys look even more gorgeous irl!! Seriously. As if I didn't already have enough sparkle with the butterfly, I just had to add some gorgeous Magnificent Crystal Champagne and Chocolate Rhinestones (Zva Creative) behind him.



For the bow, I used my Bow-Easy and some Organza Ribbon, along with some Chocolate Embroidery Thread. I heated the Organza with my heat tool, just a bit to give it that crinkly look. For the Center I added a Webster's Pages Sparkler.

Lastly, I added some borders with an EK Success Punch, and a Martha Stewart punch, along with a sweet little pom-pom ribbon border, and all the edges were ink distressed with Black Soot Ranger Distress Ink.

Be sure to check out the Sales and Specials over at Stamper's Dream!! Michelle has quite a variety of supplies discounted!!

That's about it for today ya'll!!
Happy Stamping my friends!
Tosh

18 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Tosh this is just FABULOUSLY STUNNING!! Happy Holidays my friend.

Gabriela said...

What a lovely card and poignant sentiment! Your friend is sure to feel your love.

Laurie Schmidlin said...

WOOOOAAAHHH!!! Tosh, you have outdone yourself (and that is NO easy task, I tell ya)!! This is seriously gorgeous! Wow!

Michelle said...

Thud! Unbelievably gorgeous, my friend! I mean really....this should be in a frame!!!! Outstanding work!

Joanne (jojot) said...

my jaw is still on the floor from this stunning beauty of a card...wow...wow....WOWZA

Linda Carson said...

Oh WOW Tosh! What an amazing, creative & beautiful card! Receiving it would be a gift by itself!

KimCreate said...

Wow, A masterpiece!
Kim

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my, this is just stunning Tosh! Love, love, love that gorgeous butterfly! An over-the-top design girl, just love it!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, love the colors, sweet butterfly and love the mini pom pom border!

~*Joann*~ said...

Tosh what a beautiful card!!!!!! I love this one! I follow you and your eye for talent amazes me. I cannot wait to see what you come up with in the new year!

Have a Happy New Year!!

Holly aka Toy said...

It's so funny... I was thinking of you this morning and thought that I had not stopped by your blog in awhile. So I sat down a minute ago and looked you up :). You're such an amazing inspiration (stamping and otherwise!) and this amazing card just proves it. I wish you and yours an awesome 2011, Tosh. Be blessed.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Tosha, but your art always is ;). Hope you have a Happy New Year! Let's do lunch. Hugs Linda Duke

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow Tosh this is gorgeous...I luv all the stunning details....Happy New Year friend..wishing you much happiness and success in 2011!

enjoy *~*

Keva said...

Wow. That is just one outstanding card. It's gorgeous and so many details...perfect!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Omigosh, Tosh! This truly is jaw-dropping gorgeous!!! Happy New Year with many blessings to you and yours!

Rose Ann said...

This is so very gorgeous, Tosh!! I love that delicate butterfly and your perfectly tied bow!! Your bling backdrop looks so lovely with your butterfly, you'd think they were made for each other! Stunning!!

Happy New Year wishes to you, my friend!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! True Tosh style! What a dream!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my goodness, look at this work of art! It is absolutely stunning, Tosh! WOW!

 
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