Sunday, January 21, 2018

Special Birthday Card

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for my sweet Mom.  Her birthday is in a couple of weeks and she'll be turning 89.  All of my family is planning on heading to her place for a special birthday dinner. :)

This is also a saved card.  I wanted to share a little about how this design came about.  Recently I saw Ishani watercolour on coloured card stock.  Beautiful, right??!!  I had never tried that so I decided to give it a go and heat embossed the flower image in silver onto pink card stock.  I happily coloured away until I noticed that some of the silver embossing had made a bit of a mess at the tip of one of the flowers.  I couldn't let it go to waste, so fussy-cut the image.  It's a shame that you can't see the soft pink background, but it looked good before I cut it all away. :)

Coloured with zigs and very little water.  Cut the frame and heat embossed the sentiment.  Then attached the fussy-cut flowers to the inside of the frame, taping down the stem and the one flowers that overlaps the outside of the frame.  Added pop dots to the backs of the rest of the flower and a few leaves.  Dry embossed a sweet criss-cross pattern (folder was a gift from my dear friend Bonnie), and then popped the frame and flower on top.  Love how it turned out ... and I know my mom will love it too.

Here's a close-up so hopefully you can see the dry embossed background behind the frame ...

Since this is a watercoloured birthday card, I'm adding to the CAS Watercolour January Challenge - Birthday.  Still a few days left to play along.  Challenge closes on Jan. 24th at midnight (PST).


Edited to add:  Just checked out the new Time Out (#101) challenge and see that this card is perfect. :)  Adding it to the gallery!








Stamps:  full of glee (Penny Black); Sentiment - Cosmos (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  Pin Pirouette card stock (SU!); White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Zigs, Delicata Silver (Tsuikineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Silver embossing powder, heat tool, paint brush, Cross Stitch embossing folder (Taylored expressions)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour January Challenge - Birthday
Time Out #101

37 comments:

  1. OMG.. I just came to your blog to follow you and..Whattt! Loll mentions me on her blog..What a beginning to my day. So honoured,Really! And actually I was so engrossed looking at how did you pop the flowers out of the frame (fabulous design) that I had missed reading the post :P

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  2. And sorry I missed.. Please wish your mom a Very Happy Birthday from Ishani from India :)

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  3. Gorgeous, Loll. Your mom will LOVE it. Wish her a happy birthday. xx
    Ishani is super stoked about this post and tried to find you on IG... she ended up reposting your card and a bit of this post on her IG acct..
    https://instagram.com/p/BePEUP5nWEF/

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  4. You've made Ishani's day, Lolly, that's for sure and you will be treated to a huge smile from your Mom when she see's this spectacular card on her birthday!! The embossing, framing, and silver sediment all add to the beauty of this design! Well done with this new technique! I'm looking forward to the next video in your series!! Hugs, Dolly

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  5. This is spectacular!!! A TREASURE of a beautiful work of art!

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  6. Stunning heat embossed, fussy cut and Zig watercoloured flowers card for your sweet Mom. You are right, Loll..she will treasure your gift of flowers. TFS your save story too. Hugs..

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  7. What a beautiful card Loll - love that flower, and how you have mounted it.
    BLessings
    Maxine

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  8. This is so beautiful Loll .... I'm sure your Mum will love it. The flowers look amazing and I love the embossed background too.
    Have a fabulous week, and wish your Mum a very happy birthday from me too xx

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  9. Oh Loll, this is so beautiful! I adore your coloring with the Zigs and the silver embossed edges. I know it didn't work out quite like you thought, but I adore this cut out. The embossed background adds just the right touch of texture for the lovely flowers. The sentiment and framing...it works together to create a little masterpiece. I am sure your mom will be thrilled with this beauty. Hope she has a most wonderful birthday day! :)

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  10. Very pretty, so glad you could save it even though it didn’t work out how you wanted. Have a good day!

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  11. BEAUTIFUL!! This is such a lovely card Loll and you can still see a hint of the pink down around the leaves. Love how you framed this too! Your mom will LOVE it! And of course having all of you together too! 89 is quite a milestone...have a great time celebrating with her!! :0)

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  12. Wow! Your mom is going to love this! The flowers are gorgeous! Love how realistic the leaves look! It's perfect in the frame and popping out a bit with that simple embossed background!

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  13. Absolutely stunning with glorious colouring and vibrant and amazing water colouring. Love that one of the flower heads is popping over onto the frame and the dry embossed background adds a little texture and makes a wonderful background for those stunning flowers. Your Mum is going to love it x Thank you Loll for your very kind and generous comments on my blog, humbled and I always appreciate them x

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  14. I'm glad you tried it and it worked well to watercolor on colored cardstock, Loll. I'd be afraid it would get too wet but since you said little water was used I may give it a try. It sure looks beautiful and I know your Mom with ooh and aah over it.

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  15. Absolutely GORGEOUS Loll!!! This is Stunning! Your painting is beautiful, and your fussy cutting superb!!! Personally, I hate fussy cutting! But you did a beautiful job, and the way it is inserted into the frame....... running out of words!!! Your mom will love this! Happy Birthday to her!

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  16. WOW! Not only is your water coloring so perfectly done but so is that fussy cutting! Look at that stem! Can't imagine cutting that without having it fall apart or rip in half. Love the dimension you created but doing all that work. This is gorgeous, Loll and I'm sure your mom will love it.

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  17. Great save of your flowers, but I'd have loved to see them with the paler pink around them as I loved Ishani's card. Wonderful vibrant colours and great shading. I love the subtle embossing folder background and the way the flowers come out of the opening on the top layer. Your Mom will be thrilled with it. Have a wonderful family birthday celebration!

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  18. Loll a stunning card for your mother's birthday. Thank you for sharing I am sure the card will be CASED.

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  19. Loll, this is a stunner, your mum will love it. The watercolouring on coloured card stock gives so much more depth of colour. I also love the flowers outside of the frame. Absolutely amazing :)

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  20. This card is gorgeous, Loll. I know your Mom will be thrilled to receive it. Happy Birthday to her! All the different elements make a perfectly beautiful card. Love the idea of using Zigs on colored CS to get this beauty. I'll have to try it. Have a great day!

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  21. Indeed, this is a special card, Loll. Your mother will love it, I'm sure.

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  22. Sorry about the silvery mess, but when this gorgeous card is the result, it's hard to be too sorry! Fabulous fussy cutting and a gorgeous design, Loll!

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  23. Oh my, Loll, this is absolutely stunning card. Wow....

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  24. Absolutely wonderful ! Love the depth you gave to these gorgeous flowers with your colouring ! I also was in love with Ishani's card, so gorgeous colours too. I don't know how was your card before you noticed the mess with your silver embossing but I really love the outcome of this one ! Your flowers really pop up beautifully over this cream embossed background ! I'm sure your mum will love it ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

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  25. Stunning! Love your card design.

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  26. Simply beautiful!! I love the depth of color you achieved in the flower and in contrast the silver on cream is Elegant! with a capital E!!

    Happy Birthday Mom! : )

    Patti

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  27. These pink flowers look so delightful against all this white! So glad you saved it and turned it into this beauty!
    Absolutely love the embossing folder as the background of your window! Your Mom will cherish it, I just know it! Happy Birthday to her!

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  28. Wow, this is so elegant and pretty, Loll! I've never tried colroing the colored cardstock with Zig markers, but you sure inspired me to do that! Your mom will be very happy to receive this sweet card.
    I know this is not the first time, but I must tell you again that your fussy-cutting is amazing! Look at the thin stems!! I just don't have the courage to go that far. ;-P Hideko xx

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  29. Beeeeeeeeeeeeutiful Loll. Love the silver embossing and stunning colouring on that flower. Lovely dainty embossing in the background.

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  30. Oh la la la ;-) Mom will definitely be one happy birthday girl. This is a beauty! xx

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  31. SO LOVELY!!!! HAD TO come over & see! ;)

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  32. You need to love working with flowers, if you do, nothing in your course of work as a florist will make you feel that it is a job. londonflowerschool.com

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  33. Beautiful, Loll ... such soft, delicate watercolouring, gorgeous subtle background texture, and a fabulous touch of shimmer from the embossing! A fantastic save ... your Mum is sure to adore it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out with this stunner! Hugs, Anita :)

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  34. This is just so pretty - I am sure your mum will absolutely treasure it! I have never thought of watercolouring on coloured card stock and you definitely inspired me to give it a go :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

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  35. My day has probably only 12 hours, because I still have time for everything. Commenting in English is a bit time-consuming for me, so when I sit down to him, I catch up. Yes, I agree with the previous speakers, this card is stunning! Each element gives the impression of carefully thought out. I love how a flower rests on a frame, I love embossed background that adds elegance. Silver stamping so gently glitters among the color. This is such a beautiful card, I'm sure it's the most beautiful card that your mother received.
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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