Adore! - Sad Farewell to Sami Stamps...for now :)

Hello and Happy Friday!!!
Are you ready for the weekend??  I am!  It's going to be a fun time of laying some new flooring in our house!  Such a huge project but it looks so good!!

Normally today would be my turn for a Fun Friday post over at Sami Stamps.  But sadly, Sami has decided to close up shop temporarily.  It's sad to see the store close, but it's for the all important reason so she can spend time with her new baby girl and son.  I'm a firm believer that real life comes first in crafting, and if your kids need you, you have to be there for them.  I will greatly miss Sami and her adorable images each month!  But I look forward to her return someday down the road!

So with that, I still wanted to create one more card to honor Sami.
I searched through my stash of images to find one that fit the current holiday theme, but was also one that I didn't think I had used, and I found this super cute Valentine Rose Feathers birdie.  So I got to work on my card.

I started by inking up the background with the Radiating Rays stencil in Spun Sugar distress ink.  I am addicted to this stencil right now!  Anyone else??

To help make the image pop out a bit more, I added color around the center of the rays as well and let it all fade out to white.  Then did a little die cutting with the Simon Says Stamp Sparkling Snowflakes Breeze die, but I didn't want it to have snowflakes.  So I cut out a few hearts that fit over the snowflakes and layered them over top.  I loved the stitching and swirls in the whole design and felt they still fit with a love themed card as long as I could alter the snowflakes to something else :)

This whole breeze cut panel is layered onto some Fog cardstock from Simon Says Stamp and adhered down over the rays.  I printed off my little birdie and cut him into a circle before coloring him up with a mixture of copics and colored pencils.  I layered him onto a scallop cut circle and mounted him onto the card, being sure to center him in the rays as well.

Then finished everything off with some shimmer and nuvo drops and the most fitting sentiment from the My Favorite Things From the Heart stamp set, embossing in Liquid Platinum.

I want Sami to know that I do simply adore her and have loved every second of my time on her design team! <3
You have until January 31 to make any final purchases you wish to from her Etsy shop before it closes so don't miss out!!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Addicted to Stamp and More #276-Anything Goes
    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday-Layer it Up

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. The radiating rays look wonderful behind the image. Cute card!

  2. I love your card! I like the rays, too. Great effect!

  3. Beautiful, Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

    Meena DT