Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Anita!


Hi everyone.  Today is a special post to honor Anita in France (My Papercraft World).  Turns out it was her birthday a month ago, but she didn't let anyone know :)  So there is a special Belated Birthday Party created for Anita today by Darnell and Bev to celebrate Anita's birthday and they would love for lots of people to join in --- here's my entry.  Come and join in on Darnell's blog (djkardkreations).

I hope you had a wonderful birthday Anita ... and I hope you enjoy today and your special Belated Birthday Party! :)



Here's the details ...

This card is a little different than my normal style ... I usually have lots of white space, but not today.  I cut out a stencil using my Cameo cutting machine and thick plastic.  I then sponged over the stencil with one of my favorite combos - yellow, orange and pink.  It turned out so pretty.  I love the swirly design with the sponged colors that mix together to create different shades.  I decided to use it as my card front, cutting a circle from the middle so I could recess my sentiment and leaf sprig with flowers.







Stamps:  Bitty Birthday (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Calypso Coral (SU!)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Regal Rose, Calypso Coral (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo, plastic sheet for stencil, sponges, Little Leaves die (Sizzix), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), white gel pen, crystal effects



32 comments:

Jacquie said...

Great card Loll, love the colours.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Happy Dance said...

Loll, Anita is going to flip when she sees this gorgeous card! Those colors together are so striking, and that you created those bright and happy swirls from a stencil makes them even more beautiful. The sprig and flowers are the perfect finishing touch. A beautiful card for a beautiful person! Bev

Unknown said...

Stunning!

Bonnie said...

I love these colors, Loll! Such a pretty background and that hydrangea punch is on my really wish for list.

Colorado Crafter said...

Lovely card, Loll!! I've wanted a Silhouette machine for a long time now and seeing all the cool stencils you've been making lately makes me want one even more!! :)

Susan said...

Good for you, Loll - stepping out of your "white comfort zone" and adding all that colour! The colour combination is gorgeous - makes me yearn for summer! A beautiful card all round!

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Loll what a fabulous card love the stencil effect and your stunning colours and a card that really stands out from the rest.

Anne

Nonni said...

Stunning stenciling, Loll! I love this color combo, it's one of my faves too! The flowers look really pretty as well. I hope you are having a great week! xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lolly, is there nothing you can't do? The stenciling on this card is fantastic and a perfect background for your sweet sweet flowers in their circle!! Just stunning coloring!! Anita will love this, too!! Thank you for joining the surprise party!! Hugs, Dolly

Petra Swart said...

Love your stunning stencilling and the colours are beautiful, Loll!! The little flowers are super sweet!! This is really a great card - Anita will love it, too!!

Sandi MacIver said...

Love your bright and beautiful card today!

Sandy said...

Really pretty birthday card with gorgeous colors - great design too!
Sandy xx

Sue said...

What a gorgeous, cheery card Loll! Fabulous stencilling and colours. xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Not sure my comment took -- beautiful card! You have stenciling down to an art -- so pretty!

baileyrosy.com said...

Well it didn't take you long to master the Cameo !! That stencil is gorgeous and those beautiful colors remind me of Marmalade for some reason very yummy indeed and Anita will love this I'm sure.

Marie

Donna Przybylowski said...

Hi Loll, very pretty card and very different for you, but gorgeous none the less, awesome job!! Very cheery and such bright and happy colors!
Take care,
hugs
Donna

Karen B said...

Oh Loll, this card made my mouth water......all I could think of was "juicy fruits"! (not sure if you had/have these sweets over in your part of the world?) It's so not your normal style but is absolutely glorious. Anita will love it.

Karen xxx

Susan said...

Did you use a silhouette cutting file for yor stencil or design it yourself? What type of plastic did you use for the stencil? I know I'm full of questions....

Cornelia W said...

So pretty - love this stencil and your expert coloring!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Susan. I used a cut file from Silhouette America ...downloading it and cutting it with my Cameo. I bought Grafix Clear Plastic Sheets (.007 thickness) from Amazon.com and they work really well for cutting stencils. If you have any other questions, send me an email (link is at top right) ... I'm happy to help if I can. Loll xx

Stacy said...

I love these bright cheery colors. They make me smile :) Fabulous card!

Marion said...

This is gorgeous :)

nancy littrell said...

Wow Loll.....Gorgeous sponged background using your stencil. I love your window 3D flowers and leaves too. What a special belated party. TFS

Barb Ghig said...

Your stenciled design is just beautiful, Loll! I love your choice of colors and how you added those darling Hydrangea and leaves...so pretty! What a lovely birthday card for Anita!

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Loll! I love the airbrushed design on the outside of the card, your pretty flowers in the cut out circle are just lovely. I think this is a fabulous belated birthday card!! Heck if I knew I would get cards like this I would keep my birthday hidden. lol I'm sure Anita will just love this beautiful card. Hugs

Diane said...

Wow Loll what a fabulous card, love the color combination and flower spray.

Hugs Diane

harrahx2 said...

Great design, colors and style!

MaryH said...

Loll, Just LOVE this! Gotta find out what plastic you used in the cameo to make the stencil. I must learn how to do this! Love the swirls & love the colors. And especially love the pretties in the circle window. Simply a beautiful card, and so pretty for Anita's birthday. TFS & Hugs

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Loll, thank you so much, this is simply gorgeous! I adore the swirly colours, there's so much movement in those wonderful shapes ... and what a lovely sprig of beautiful blooms! Thanks so much too for your sweet wishes, and for joining in to make my surprise belated birthday bash so special! Anita :)

dottielottie said...

Hi Loll, I am popping over from Darnell's to say how much I love your card for Anita, it is so zingy and swirly and fresh looking. If you go into production with your stencils let me know lol

Jill said...

Loll, you MADE this stencil?! Wow! The effect is just *gorgeous* and I would seriously buy this stencil from you! Do you have Paypal, LOL?

Susanne Vargas said...

You are right, it is different from your regular style but oh, so cheerful! Love those warm colors and the stencil you made!