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Recently, I sat down to create a birthday card for a dear friend. We have known each other since 1st grade {a VERY long time!} and I enjoy creating unique cards for her. This one was inspired by my recent creation for my YouTube video Morsel Mash-ups Challenge #9, in which I had painted a stamped image from Dina Wakley’s “Scribbly Birds” stamps set. When I created my card, I picked a different bird, but painted it the same color. For the card’s background, I went through my pile of gel prints and found one from a couple of years ago. I didn’t have any immediate plans for it when I created it, but I held onto it, and I’m glad I did!

Here’s a short video, just for my blog followers, showing my process in creating the card front:



To finish it off, I adhered hand-lettered words, and then matted the card front with dark green card stock, to give it a nice frame on the white card base.


I love how the card is bright and whimsical, yet it has a vintage-y feel.


One of my favorite things to do is just ‘be still’ for a few moments and watch wild birds in nature. I know that my friend enjoys doing this as well, and I hope her birthday is filled with joyful things!

Before I go, I also wanted to share a video of a song entitled “Be Still,” by Hillsong Worship. I love this song and I hope you will be blessed by it as much as I am.

Take care, everyone! 🙂

9 thoughts on “Be Still

  1. Lynda Pearce says:

    Love this Cat 💜


  2. beatrice says:

    so beautiful !!


  3. Donna says:

    Just beautiful! Cat, your art inspires me…so simple, yet so beautiful…thank you for sharing.


  4. Chatelainecreations says:

    Just such a pretty card….. Always enjoy watching you create… Always seems so simple but that is beautiful…. I’m sure your friend will enjoy it. Elaine x


  5. lkp@roadrunner.com says:

    Hi Cat,

    The song “Be Still” is beautiful, and your card is glorious. I love it. I m sure your friend is going to love it as well.

    Take care dear Cat.


  6. Sandra Ward says:

    What a treat – thank you, Cat!!!


  7. Cathy says:

    Love your art so much. The card is beautiful your friend will love it.


  8. Lyn inRaleigh says:

    Very pretty, Cat, & love the sentiment too!


  9. Glenda says:

    Thank you, Cat! You are a blessing through far more than your art. I see, I am still, and I know.


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