Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Spiritual Bouquet

I just live for the times when I get to make something with special meaning. My friends over at Divine Mercy Care were invited to have an audience with Cardinal Rigali on the occasion of the March for Life on Jan. 22 here in Washington, D.C. They asked me to make a card with a "Spiritual Bouquet" inside to present to the Cardinal. (A Spiritual Bouquet is a collection of prayers that people promise to pray for the recipient or a specific purpose.)

I don't usually make "pretty" cards so I really enjoyed it! I broke out the retired hostess set "From the Garden" & embossed it in white on vellum. I colored that in with Perfect Pearls (a Christmas present to myself). It's actually really easy to stay in the lines because the color just rolls right off the embossing as you paint over it. I used the Perfect Pearls to color the little fabric flowers too. The chance to dip into my Pretties Kit also made me happy--I mean, it's not every day one of my cards is hand-delivered to a Cardinal so I tried to overcome my hoarding ways :-)


  1. Wowow! That is just drop dead gorgeous! Beautiful job Julie.

  2. This is so pretty! What a beautiful image.