Monday, October 18, 2010

Pear-fect Unity!

My favorite kind of card creating is that which is done with a specific person in mind. I love being able to create a card with the perfect image, sentiment, color combo, etc. It makes the card that much more meaningful and special!! This is one of those cards, for Millie . . .

I was so excited to come home from work last Thursday to find a huge bag filled with the most wonderful and delicious pears inside! Our neighbor, Millie, has two pear trees in her front yard. Everyday on my way to work I admire how filled every limb on the tree is, how big and perfect each pear seems to be! I saw Millie outside one day and asked her if they were as good as they looked and she said "oh yes!" I asked her if I could try one and she informed me that they weren't quite ready yet - they still had a couple more weeks of sweetening and plumping left to do! But she assured me that I would get to try one when they were ready :0)

And now here they are! Not just one, but a whole bag of them! I thought about hiding them in a special secret place so I could enjoy them all to myself :0) They ARE delicious!!

So as sweet as those pears are, as sweet as Millie was for sharing such a wonderful treat, I had to creat an equally sweet and wonderful thank you card. I was excited to pull out my Unity pear tree and sentiment. I hate to admit that this is their first inking, but they did a wonderful job!! I colored the image with Copics and then popped up the bird for dimension. I sponged around the edges with Ranger distressed ink in Antique Linen and SU! Bashful Blue. It doesn't show up well in this photo, but I colored in all of the seeds, leaves and birds wing with a Spica glitter pen for lots of sparkle.

I hope Millie enjoys this card as much as I'm enjoying those pears :0)

Like the music?! Make sure to scroll down to the previous post to find out all about it! And play along too :0)


  1. LOVE this!!! Great coloring and I adore all the stitching!

  2. What an amazing card!! Awesome!

  3. You're right...absolutely perfect stamp for this occasion and you created such a beautiful card with it! LOVE this! smiles...