thoughts and prayers


Oh I had the most delightful package arrive in the post this morning; the latest release from Clearly Besotted Stamps! I just couldn’t wait to ink up this fabulous orchid which is part of the Thinking of You set. Please excuse the slightly dull photo; the light is not brilliant today but I wanted to share straight away LOL.

The flower is white heat embossed onto Neenah solar white card and then coloured with Copics. I love delicate flowers heat embossed in white it sort of adds to the delicate, ethereal feel I think. I tried to get that almost transparent look to the petal edges and added some Ranger rock candy distress stickles to help too. The font combinations in the set are great and the sentiments are perfect for those tricky sympathy cards.

The new sets will be revealed on Stephanie’s blog tomorrow and then available from the store on Monday! Hopefully you will see more peeks from me in the next day or two but I’m off to do my first proper demo at a craft group tomorrow so I need to pack and prepare for that next.  I’m making two cards I showed here using a previously released CBS set Happy Everything. Eek the nerves are starting to kick in; I hope I don’t mess up!

Supplies: Stamps Clearly Besotted Stamps thinking of you; Inks – Versamark, Versafine smokey gray; Card – Neenah solar white, Papertrey Ink plum pudding; Rhinestones – Stampin’ Up; Ranger Distress Stickles rock candy

  • Oh Debby – this is beautiful – I was waiting for this from you, I knew you’d rock this set as soon as I saw it! Stunning xxxReplyCancel

    • Debby Hughes

      You know me well Caryn! The parcel was barely open before the wrapper was off this set LOL.ReplyCancel

  • This is stunning Debby! Wow!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ooh, this is beautiful, Debby! And I bet you go down a storm with your demo.ReplyCancel

  • Barb Ghigliotty

    Oh my….what an absolutely STUNNING card! I think whomever receives this beautiful work of art from you will feel very special indeed! Your choice for white embossing and the soft copic colors is truly exquisite, Debby!ReplyCancel

  • Debby, this is so beautiful. LoveloveLOVE!ReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner

    This is breathtaking! The coloring is amazing. Just exquisite!ReplyCancel

  • This is superb Debby. I think, I have to order this one.ReplyCancel

  • Oh wow….
    Hi Debby :)
    I have been following your blog for a while- since I discovered CBS and the fab DT- and love your white-embossed flower cards (as well as a lot of your others!) but this has to be my far my favourite… I kind of love purple and the image and uour colouring are just stunning… this set just flew to the top of my wishlist!! :)
    Thanks for all the inspiration!!
    Rachel xReplyCancel

  • Maureen Merritt

    I’m speechless, honestly! Just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • This is so beautiful. Your colouring is gorgeous. I can’t wait for the reveal. Good Luck with your class too.ReplyCancel

  • I have every confidence that you’ll be a complete pro at your demo tomorrow and Im in awe of your card…. Breathtaking is the word I’d use. Can’t wait to see all the sets from CB :0)
    Jenny xReplyCancel

  • Kim H.

    This is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen! I just love it.ReplyCancel

  • Oh my! What a gorgeous stamp…and in your hands…it’s flawless! A beautiful creation. The blooms look ethereal. I just ordered from CBS and wish I’d waited a few more days lolReplyCancel

  • Pauline Cobby

    This is absolutely beautify Debby :)ReplyCancel

  • Robin in WA

    Stunning card Debby!! Good job!!ReplyCancel

  • Wow! I would have guessed this was watercolored … you are a master with the copics! Amazingly beautiful card, Debby.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful! LOOOOOOve it! And I’m sure you will ROCK the demo!!ReplyCancel

  • GORGEOUS!! This is just SO stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Wilson

    *Gasp….so beautiful, Debby :) The subtle colouring is stunning. Hope the class goes weel!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie, this is absolutely gorgeous ! Very elegant !ReplyCancel

  • Really stunning colouring. I thought I’m looking at a photo of the flower!ReplyCancel

  • Barbcccc

    I love the delicate flower and the way you colored it, Debby. It brings comfort along with the sentiment. Beautiful work!!!!ReplyCancel

  • This card is a work of art. Wish that I could be in the audience watching you demo.ReplyCancel

  • Cristina Graça

    This card is really gorgeous.
    If I had to take a guess, I would say this was watercolour… and I would be wrong :). This stamp set has to be mine soon!ReplyCancel

  • Stunning. Seriously stunning. You’re making this gal jealous that her CBS package hasn’t arrived yet! LOL!

  • goooooorgeous Debbie! Such a lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Beeson

    Truly amazing and wonderful flowers!ReplyCancel

  • this is so beautiful Debby, your colouring is amazing!

  • Kailash

    Stunning card Debbie, your coloring is just gorgeous on those delicate flowers!!ReplyCancel

  • […] ← thoughts and prayers […]ReplyCancel

  • Oh, I LOVE this orchids (Orchideen). It looks really like spring and good minds.
    Greetings from GermanyReplyCancel

  • Tanis Scott

    I’m sure you’ll do fine. You’re a rock star!
    The coloring on these orchids is beyond beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Stunning card-love the soft look for a sympathy card.ReplyCancel

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