Today I get to share with you one of my all time favorite stamps. It's a beautiful stamp of the Virgin Mary. I have never seen anything like it before and since I am named after her, it has a special meaning for me.
I was married to my beloved Robert by Cardinal Carberry. He was a close friend and very loved. During his life he was very devoted to Mary and even authored a book about her. I am dedicating this card to him.
I call this card Our Lady of the Snows as all the white reminded me of a local shrine by that name. We go there every Christmas as they have a fantastic light display for the children and get this a life size lego nativity for the kids as well as camel rides. The shrine itself is gorgeous in a grotto with thousands of prayer candles. The sense of peace and well being there is incredible. I think I need to make that trip again soon for myself after the holidays and all the horror happening all around us lately. I will be saying special prayers for all the families that have lost children recently. In the meantime, my mother in law has a beautiful little grotto on her church grounds that I like to visit.
For this card I embossed my image using Zing Glitter Embossing Powder. It is a great product and really does give the appearance of glitter and nothing rubs off, wonderful stuff. Of course, it's too late for this product in my home, I mean I can't even seem to serve dinner without glitter in it. I mean what fun is food if it doesn't sparkle at you? I wish I could catch the sparkle on film - if anyone knows a way please let me know.
I would like to close my post today with a request, if anyone knows where to find any other stamps featuring Our Lady, would you please let me know where to find them?
This card is entered into the Weekly Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs Here. The challenge was to use the word Noel as a recipe for your card. N- Nestabilities, O- Ovals and Our Lady, E - Embossing, L- Layers
Our Daily Bread Designs - Blessed Virgin Stamp set
Zing Embossing Powder - Gold
Provocraft - Cuttlebug Embossing folders Asian 5 piece set
Gold wrapping paper
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