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Happy Birthday Kelley!

Kelley at Our Daily Bread designs is celebrating her birthday!

Today we are celebrating with a blog hop! You may have come here from Lisa’s blog. Welcome!

Here is the birthday I card I mailed to Kelley. I love the sparrow and thistle stamp set she has called “He Watches Me“. It is one of my favorite stamp sets and I purchased it when it came out in 2010. I love purple and green, which is a perfect color combination for this stamp! The sparrow was colored using Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol to give a lovely soft look. I added glitter on the tips of the wings! If you notice I cut out the sparrow wing and the sparrow image itself and layered to give the sparrow a three dimensional look.

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In the image below you can see the layers of the sparrow as well as the embossed frame:

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Stamps: He Watches Me, Brocade Background, Birthday Blessings

Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, White, Stampin Up, Designer Paper by My Mind’s Eye

Ink: Ancient Page Coal Black by Clear Snap, Elegant Eggplant

Other: Glitter, Gingham ribbon in moss, Spellbinders Labels 18,  Elegant Oval dies (ODBD Exclusive by Spellbinders), glitter, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, green gemstones and silver leaf clip from Cindy Coutts.

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Jan Keen

Posted on : Oct 07 2012
Posted under Blog Hop Creation, Our Daily Bread Designs, Uncategorized |

62 People have left comments on this post

Oct 7, 2012 - 09:10:01
Margie Luttrell said:

Wow that’s a lot of beautiful coloring – and love the purple and green!

Margie L.

Oct 7, 2012 - 09:10:17
DawnL said:

Love it, Michelle! love this sparrow, so neat popped up layers!

Oct 7, 2012 - 09:10:33

What a gorgeous card, Michelle! Love the yummy color scheme! Kel will love it!! HUGS!!

Oct 7, 2012 - 10:10:25

How pretty Michelle! Love the dimension on the Sparrow and added layers to your card!

Oct 7, 2012 - 10:10:04
Betty Wright said:

Beautifully done, Michelle! Love the colors and touches of sparkle! Lovely card!

Oct 7, 2012 - 10:10:02
Margie Fulcher said:

Beautiful card. Love the colors.

Margie F.

Oct 7, 2012 - 10:10:56
Sue K (Australia) said:

Love birds – love purple!!! Great card.

Oct 7, 2012 - 10:10:27
Sandee Shanabrough said:

Hey Michelle! Your card is gorgeous!!! The sparrow is one of my favorites too! Kelley will love this!!!

Oct 7, 2012 - 10:10:08
Meredith PaynteR said:

Love anything blue.

Oct 7, 2012 - 11:10:42
Sandy Meier said:

I really love the colors of this card (some of my favorite). And the sparrow is so realistic looking. Love those layers.

Oct 7, 2012 - 11:10:18
Marilyn Keller said:

What a beautiful card. I like the colors and the theme along with the glitter. Kelley is definitely a blessed lady to have so many talented friends.

Oct 7, 2012 - 11:10:43
Emily D said:

What a beautiful bird! i love the glitter on here.

Oct 8, 2012 - 12:10:48

Michelle, WOW, gorgeous card and Kelley will absolutely love it! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Oct 8, 2012 - 05:10:25
Barbara F said:

Lovely card.

Oct 8, 2012 - 06:10:38
chris olsen said:

This is beautiful Michelle!! I just love the purple and green, your coloring and the added sparkle!! Kelley will love it!!

Oct 8, 2012 - 08:10:44
Kristy Tyra said:

Very nice card! I love the extra work you did to make it three-dimensional!

Oct 8, 2012 - 08:10:53

I love your colors and the touches of glitter Michelle. This stamp and die set are some of my favorite ODBD sets!

Oct 8, 2012 - 08:10:21
Sonia R said:

A beautiful card! Love the colors and all the elements you used!

Oct 8, 2012 - 10:10:38
Marg said:

I really like how you framed the bird. Lovely card.

Oct 8, 2012 - 10:10:27
Debbie Erickson said:

Love the detail you’ve put into this card. It’s obvious you enjoyed making it, and I’m sure the birthday girl will love receiving it!

Oct 8, 2012 - 10:10:28

Wonderful, Michelle! I love your layered bird and the fabulous colors you used.

Oct 8, 2012 - 10:10:57
Cyndy W said:

Oh I love this card. Very nicely done!

Oct 8, 2012 - 10:10:39
Cindy Keogh said:

Lovely serene card. The colors are so peaceful!

Oct 8, 2012 - 10:10:56

Happy birthday to Kelley. This card was particularly poignant to me today as I’m dealing with a very ill budgie who’s not long for this world. It’s a beautiful card. So glad you got your “technical difficulties” solved and were able to share it with us. Thanks.

Oct 8, 2012 - 11:10:35
Liz Brewer said:

The detail is magnificent, to say nothing of the colours.

Oct 8, 2012 - 11:10:12
Jan Keen said:

Very nice job Michelle, glad to see you got your blog working now…I love the bird in blue!!

Oct 8, 2012 - 11:10:58
Sue D said:

Very pretty–I like the purple and green color combo and the dimension.

Oct 8, 2012 - 12:10:22

This is a gorgeous card. I had been looking at this set. Now I know I need to get it.

Oct 8, 2012 - 12:10:35
Janet Castle said:

Soooooo happy you are up and running today AND Soooooo happy I came back to view your work of art Michelle!!!!! It’s gorgeous…your thistle looks real, and all the colors are just perfect in your lovely design! TFS
Paper Hugs,

Oct 8, 2012 - 12:10:13
Char Reflow said:

Your card is beautiful. Have a great day.


Oct 8, 2012 - 12:10:02
Char Reflow said:

Your card is beautiful and I love the colors. Have a great day…


Oct 8, 2012 - 12:10:14
Doris said:

This is such a beautiful card!

Oct 8, 2012 - 01:10:22
Diane Wilding said:

So glad I finally got to see your card Michelle after the website problems you’ve had, because it really is a lovely one – beautiful colours and layering, and I have to say I love the sparrow and thistle too and you’ve really done it justice with your design! Love the 3D effect – wonderful! :)

Oct 8, 2012 - 01:10:50
Sherry B said:

The thisles make this card so unique – a great idea!

Oct 8, 2012 - 01:10:34
Pat S said:

Love your colors!

Oct 8, 2012 - 01:10:12
jean heming said:

Happy Birthday Kelley!!! Glad u got ur site working today!!!

Oct 8, 2012 - 01:10:32
TrinaM said:

Stunning color combination and a gorgeous card. TFS.

Oct 8, 2012 - 02:10:31
Maggie Castillo said:

Simple, but cute.

Oct 8, 2012 - 02:10:24

What a pretty card. I love the thistle!

Oct 8, 2012 - 03:10:24
Princess said:


Oct 8, 2012 - 03:10:57
Rita said:

This is just too pretty….I love the colors.

Oct 8, 2012 - 03:10:10
tania said:

YaY I made it here finally!, itss a beautiful card Michelle really love the thistle. thanks for sharing with us.

Oct 8, 2012 - 03:10:45
Vicky Schmidt said:

what a great card. I love the backgroune you used & the 2 spellbinders you sued on yourcard are perfect together.

Oct 8, 2012 - 04:10:10
Beth E said:

Love this bird! Did you use glitter on the wing? Looks like it and that is very special.

Oct 8, 2012 - 04:10:17
Beth E said:

Very special. I am sure Kelley will like it.

Oct 8, 2012 - 04:10:30

The layering adds such beautiful dimension to the image and frame. The card is gorgeous.

Oct 8, 2012 - 04:10:55
Rhea Thompson said:

Michelle, the little bird seems to be just waiting to fly off that branch! I love the way you used the glitter to make the bird come alive. Beautiful card.

Oct 8, 2012 - 05:10:31
D said:

Beautiful card! I love the colors! Thank you for sharing!

Oct 8, 2012 - 05:10:39
Nadine said:

What a brill job and fantastic colour, well done x

Oct 8, 2012 - 05:10:56
E. Marie said:

This is so pretty. Lovely colors with a touch of bling!

Oct 8, 2012 - 06:10:08
Lisa Duggin said:

Love the colors and the texture! Thanks for sharing, I know kelley likes that stamp. HB Kelley

Oct 8, 2012 - 06:10:26
HeatherC said:

How pretty! Love all the details!

HB Kelley!

Oct 8, 2012 - 06:10:29
Mary B. said:

What a beautiful card. I like the way you used the spellbinders die. This is so elegant.

Oct 8, 2012 - 06:10:14
Amy V. said:

So lovely! Beautiful coloring.

Oct 8, 2012 - 06:10:52
Evelyn P said:

Lovely colors – worth the wait to see them today! Thanks for sharing.

Oct 8, 2012 - 07:10:55
Jody Hammond said:

Love the bird, great card!

Oct 8, 2012 - 08:10:42
Lagene said:

Oh my, this is Beautiful!

Oct 9, 2012 - 01:10:16
Kelley said:

Awesome card!! Thanks for playing along with the team! Love the glitter and all the pretty details!!!

Oct 9, 2012 - 09:10:56
Agnes said:

Beautiful!!! love the bling accents!

Oct 9, 2012 - 01:10:06
Nancy Roberta said:

great card – thanks for sharing!

Oct 10, 2012 - 03:10:03
Heather B said:

Wasn’t able to leave a comment before so came back today- a little late but wanted to recognize your lovely work. You’ve won me over with purple, birds, and I love the thistle on this card. I also liked the use of different background shapes. Lovely

Oct 10, 2012 - 07:10:12
Grace N said:

Oh Michelle your card is just over the top gorgoeus!!!! I’m sorry not everyone got to see it, but the comments here certainly show that many did and it is a real wow!!! LOVE the popped up dimention of the sparrow and that glitter on the wing tips makes it so special. Love love love the color combo!!! Thanks so much for hopping with us and helping to make Kelley’s day special!