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Swans are so graceful and pretty, and DRS Designs has a lovely new Swan image.  I have two cards to share with you featuring this image.

On my first card, I stamped the swan twice, fussy cut both images, and set them at the bottom of a cool new shaker die and kit I bought from CTMH (my aunt is a CTMH demo).  For the base of the shaker, I used the new Life Together Happiness Greeting from DRS Designs.  The Swan image is $8 mounted or $4 unmounted and the greeting is $8 mounted and $4.50 unmounted - these are some great prices for these lovely rubber stamps. 
I just love my next card. It was inspired by THIS painting at Great BIG Canvas.  These are the steps I used to make it:

*stamped the new Swan image in Vintage Photo Distress Ink
*colored in the black part of the swan head with a Fine tipped Sharpie
*sponged a line for the ground/water separation
*used watercolors to add in interest on the swan, sky, and water. 
*painted over the lines of the swan with white acrylic paint (it toned them down only)
*added some white paint in the water and sky
*stamped the Every Day a Miracle sentiment several times (using MISTI)

*sponged around and all over the image with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Hope your week is going well!



  1. Both cards are so beautifully done! But that second one is a Masterpiece!

  2. Both are absolutely gorgeous!!! So lovely.

  3. Nancy both cards are so pretty but the second should be framed, OMG gorgeous :)

  4. Two beautiful cards Nancy, I love the shaker design but the second card has to be my favourite everything about it is absolutely gorgeous.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. Both the cards are beautiful. The first one is glam and colourful and the second one is calm and very much like a picture.

  6. Wow, Nancy! Your gorgeously artsy creations are so incredible! Loving the textures, colors, and sweet uses of the swans! Thank you for visiting my blog today. hugs, de


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