Nests and Baby Birds and Piano Recitals are all signs of Spring . . . and so are the new 2013-15 In Colors. I tried to capture some of that with this card that uses the stamp set called Take Care and Daydream Medallion. I tried to use all five In Colors on this card . . . not always the best idea, but this years In Colors seemed to lend themselves to this feat pretty well.

The base of the card is Pistachio Pudding matted with Crisp Cantaloupe that was sponged with Coastal Cabana. I stamped the medallion with Strawberry Slush ink. The nest was stamped with Baked Brown Sugar and accented with Pistachio Pudding. The eggs were stamped with Coastal Cabana. There’s a lot of dimension on this card and the pearls really add a touch of elegance.

During my daughter’s piano recital, I couldn’t help looking out the window to watch a mother bird fly back and forth to her nest feeding her babies. That’s what gave me the idea to come home and make this card. Here are a couple of pictures of my daughter posing by the piano after the recital.

She played Fantasie Impromptu Op. 66 by Chopin. It’s a difficult piece and she has been practicing it since Christmas. She did fantastic and we are all so proud of her.

She has been taking piano lessons for nine years now and still enjoys them. When I have customers over stamping, we always turn the radio off and open the door when she practices – they always thank her for practicing during class time! (But, she really isn’t doing it just for them . . . she practices three times a day sometimes!)

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share! I appreciate you. My second round of shares will be arriving on Friday and I should be able to get them all prepped and out the door on Monday. I am only doing product shares through the end of July this year so be sure to get them while you can! The link is at the end of this post.

Stamps: Take
Care (Wood Mount 132088, Clear Mount 126312) Daydream Medallions (Wood Mount
131976 Clear Mount 126467)

Paper: Crisp
Cantaloupe (131298) Pistachio Pudding (131294) Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Baked Brown
Sugar (131174) Crisp Cantaloupe (131176) Coastal Cabana (131175) Pistachio
Pudding (131177) Strawberry Slush (131178)

Tools: Big Shot
Machine (113439), Floral Frames Framelits (127012) Paper Piercing Tool for
pearl placement (126189)

Accessories: Stampin’
Sponges (101610)

Pearls (119247)

Adhesives: Multipurpose
Liquid Glue (110755) Dimensionals (104430)

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