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A Touch of Nature

Hi there

I am writing this in hot, hot Perth. My lovely mother-in-law Betty is 85 years young today so we are in Perth to help her celebrate this milestone. We are taking her and 12 of her friends to lunch at the C Restaurant which is a revolving restaurant on the 33rd floor of St. Martin's Tower in the CBD. It provides a fabulous all-around view of Perth and with some yummy food I hope it will be an occasion for her to remember. It is my Mum's birthday today as well and she will be 79.  I'll be visiting her in Busselton in a few days time.

I wanted Betty's card to be a bit special so decided to go with a Step Card which I hadn't made before.  This is based on a tutorial from the lovely Jenny Moors.  I have used the retired stamp set 'Touch of Nature' which I still love. I don't think there has been another combination of nature stamps as good as this one.  I have used markers direct to rubber for the branches and bird on Whisper White and then stamped another bird, the flowers and butterfly on watercolour paper in Stazon Timber Brown. I used an aqua painter and Watercolour Crayons to colour them before cutting out and popping them up on Dimensionals. I'm pleased with the result and hope she likes it as well. The full details are below.



Card Details


A Touch of Nature, Sincere Salutations

Cardstock & Papers

Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Old Olive, Whisper White, Watercolour paper


Chocolate Chip, Stazon Brown, Perfect Plum




Watercolour Wonder crayons, Sponge dauber, Stampin’ Write markers, Dimensionals, Aqua painter, Mat Pack & Paper piercer


I will be visiting my crafty friends Fiona and Karen later in the week, so I hope to get the opportunity to do a bit of stamping with them.


Have a lovely weekend.



Jamie P  Greensboro NC

I love this set too and especially appreciate all the details you gave on how you used it. Your card is in my "favorites file" on SCS! Thanks.

Claire Daly

Goodness me Judy - that card just blows my mind!!

Christine Blain

Wow, Judy - this is truly beautiful. I hope the two special Mums in your life have wonderful birthdays. Enjoy visiting your loved ones; looking forward to catching up when you're back.
Christine xx


This card is very beautiful Judy, I love the colours you have chosen. Your colouring of the image is wonderful.

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