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I will give you fair warning that this post is very photo heavy! LOL! I decided that yesterday was going to be a relaxing day so I ended up not going to Manhattan. However, my friend Kim did take a walk through Central Park and was kind enough to send me some pictures! We’ll get to those in a minute. Yesterday morning I got up and did some crafty things. I had a project sitting on my desk that I wanted to finish, it’s my card for today and I LOVE it! I ran some errands with Andrew and we had some Sonic for lunch. After I came home and finished some more projects. The rest of the day was quiet except for some car trouble for Andrew which hopefully turns out to be covered by a recall. Oh, remember that wine that I told you about the other day? Well, I went back to Stew Leonard’s and I remembered to take a picture of the sign:

Layer Cake Malbec

Doesn’t that sound delicious?!?! Believe me it was! I tend to prefer a Pinot Noir but I really like this one too!

Now for some Manhattan pictures. The first one is a wide shot of the Conservatory Garden. In the warmer weather they are filled with flowers. I’ll make sure and go in the spring to show you the difference.

Conservatory Garden

In the center you can see the Untermyer Fountain. Walter Schott’s Three Dancing Maidens depicts a circle of three young women whose dresses cling to their wet bodies as if they were perpetually in the fountain’s spray. Here is a close up of the fountain:

Untermyer Fountain

Pretty neat isn’t it? You can go HERE to read a little more about the three ladies.

Ok, now on to my card for today. I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest and I needed to make a card with lots of goodies on it and this definitely has a lot of stuff! I also made an exception to a rule I try to never break; I used glitter! I’ll be cleaning that up for a while! My card base is a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Across the top is a piece of paper from the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. The top right and lower left corners are rounded. The next thing I did was stamp the arrows from the Peachy Keen Stamp Set in Encore Gold Metallic Ink. I used a piece of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum for my “background” and stamped the love from the Best of Love Stamp Set in Basic Black. My arrow is one of the pieces from the Essentials Wooden Elements and the XOXO is from the Quite the Pair Stamp Set and is stamped also in Basic Black. Three stars are cut out from Gold Foil Sheet, one using an element from the Circle Card Thinlits and two with the Merry Minis Punch Pack. In the upper right is one of the mini clothespins from the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit with a piece of Gold Bakers Twine tied in a bow. In the clip are two feathers that I cut out with my e-cutter and the Feathered Woodcuts Digital Kit. I then heat embossed them with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A small piece of Basic Black that I flagged is on top. Finally I used my e-cutter to cut out the you, it’s the American Typewriter Font and is covered in Gold Stampin’ Glitter. I love this card! The colors and all of the elements work well together and are fun! I’m really having a good time with my e-cutter too. The Feathered Woodcuts is definitely my favorite MDS file so far! I really hope that you enjoyed my card for today. Special thanks to Kim for the pictures and I thank you very much for coming by to see it all and hope that you have a great Sunday everyone! 🙂

Feathered Gold Love You-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Specialty Paper: Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Ink: Encore Gold Metallic and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold Stampin’ Emboss

Thinlits: Circle Card

Punch: Merry Minis Pack

Embellishments: Tag a Bag Accessory Kit, Essentials Wooden Elements, Gold Bakers Twine and Gold Stampin’ Glitter

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, e-cutter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Software: My Digital Studio and Silhouette Studio Designer Edition

MDS Files: Feathered Woodcuts

Peachy Keen CM

Quite the Pair CM

Best of Love CM

Feathered Woodcuts

Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper

Gold Fancy Foil Vellum

Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Merry Minis Punch Pack

Tag a Bag Accessory Kit

Essentials Wooden Elements

Gold Silver Bakers Twine

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Silver Gold Stampin' Glitter

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25 responses »

  1. So many fun details on this card Justin, and it looks like it was fun to make! Lots of gold yumminess! The wine looks pretty yummy too!

  2. Justin I love all the photos you post on your blog! Keep it up! I also love all the elements you put on your cards and how great they always look! It is an inspiration to me as I can never figure out what to add to my cards to take them to the next level.

    • Thank you Cathi! I’m glad that you enjoy all of my little musings! So glad you like the card! I love when I can use all different elements and make them work together! I’m honored that find inspiration here! Have a great Sunday! 🙂

  3. I love the stepped up card! It is so pretty and a bit different from your usual style… keep these coming! Thanks for sharing other photos, too, they are always interesting…

  4. Laurie Burns Gachewicz

    I am giddy with your gold glittery gorgeous-ness Justin!!! LOL!!! I love how you incorporated the MDS feather with the diagonally striped piece of Kaleidoscope DSP!!! Thank you for sharing the great pics and have a super Sunday!!!

    • Yeah! Thank you Laurie! I had a lot of fun making the card and I really am happy with the finished product! Thank you for stopping by and have a great Sunday! 🙂

  5. I love your blog, wine, art and creative cards- what a great way to start a Sunday. The card is awesome- so much went in to it and it paid off! I am liking your e cutter work too- can you share what brand you are using? I would love to give it a try. Have a wonderful Sunday Justin!

    • Woo hoo! Thanks so much Marty! We all do much more than make cards right?! I’m so happy that I get to share some of the other things I do too! The card was a lot of work but I love it! I use a Silhouette Portrait. I believe that they are on sale for $129 at amazon. I didn’t need the big and this one works great! Happy Sunday! 🙂

  6. Love the black and gold! My favorite details are the feathers. I can see why you love this MDS file!! Looks like the snow is melting!!! Have a relaxing Sunday.

  7. Good morning Justin! How nice of you to share photos with us all the time. Because I hadn’t seen this statue I did click on “here” to check it out and there was a photo with the flowers in bloom as well as the history. Just amazing. Battery Park also has the most amazing statues. I love the one that sits in the water with men trying to help other men out of the water. As the tide goes out you get to see more of it. Anywhoooooooo – Gold and glitter are my favorites and you sure did make them shine in today’s card. I’m pretty much a CAS card maker but that is only because I don’t have the “eye” you have. With all that is on this card not one things takes away from the whole. Just amazing. Have a Super Sunday.

    • Hello Grace!
      I love that you guys like to see what else I ‘m up to besides crafting! I always like to include the rest of the info on what I take a picture of if there is more. I always look it up myself. I will have to go and see the one in Battery Park, that sounds really cool! I loved making this card! I’m happy you enjoyed the card too! Have an amazing day! 🙂

  8. Love this card Justin! I kept scrolling up, down, up, down, down down 🙂 Trying to read the description, find the detail, then look at the list of materials to see which part you’d used. Fun fun fun. I really enjoyed the link to The Official Website of Central Park as well. I will be spending some time reading that today. Thanks for sharing! Have a great Sunday!

    • Thank you Kay! There is definitely a lot on there but it all is just fun! I’m so happy you enjoyed the link to the history! I always look up what I have seen. I do love some extra info! I hope that you have a wonderful Sunday! 🙂

  9. WOW WOW WOW!!! Awesome card!!!

  10. I don’t know which took more work, the layer cake or your card. The list of ingredients for each is about the same length and they are both very yummy! Thanks for all the photos again (and thank you to Kim too). I see on my weather chart that you are 10 degrees warmer than we are here. Have a great week! Nancy B

  11. Hi Justin! Wonderful card! Love all the gold on here, I’m a gold girl! Have a great rest of your day and thanks for sharing the pics, love to see those!

  12. Black, white and gold with feathers?! This card will go in your Top 10 Hit Parade, Justin. Every bit as delightful as a glass of Pinot Noir (or should I say ‘a bottle’)! Ha! Thank you for the sweet fountain pictures, but don’t you have to dress up like a bear to take a walk in this weather? It snowed AGAIN here today-this just blows my mind! Happy rest of the weekend. 🙂

    • Thank you Georgie! Yes, I really do like this one! LOL! Yes! I do love some Pinot! My friend took the pictures but it was in the 50’s here yesterday and today, I had the top down in the car! It’s supposed to snow on Tuesday. Just a little reprieve. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! 🙂

  13. Interesting mix of products. Very nice card. I must search out this wine. Sounds yummy. Thanks for the pictures.


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