Friday, June 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Barb!


Hi everyone.  Sharing a card I made to celebrate my friend Barb's (Barb's Studio Creations) birthday, which is today.  I sent this off to her a couple of weeks ago, and thankfully it arrived before the big day. :) Hope you are having a wonderful birthday Barb!!

I used my NBUS Wild Hibiscus stamp set from Altenew.  Just had to buy this set after seeing these beautiful cards made by my friend Hazel.

I started by heat embossing the flowers and leaves in liquid platinum embossing powder.  Then I sloshed on some colour using my zigs and a damp paintbrush.  I fussy-cut them and then popped them up over top of a dry embossed curved piece at the bottom.  Love the texture and design from this embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!






Stamps:  Wild Hibiscus (Altenew); Sentiment - Cosmos (Technique Tuesday)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Flowers and leaves - Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark; Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder (Ranger), heat tool, paint brush, Spring Leaves embossing Folder (ECD)


29 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

gorgeous card Loll - lucky Barb to receive it - she'll surely love it!!!

blaze said...

I'm not one to comment on all the cards I see and love and pin... but THIS ONE stopped me in my tracks! SO lovely!!

Nonni said...

I love the way you used dry embossing here, adds a lot of interest!

Bonnie said...

I thought Hazel had used this stamp in almost every way possible! But you proved me wrong! WOW! This is GORGEOUS!

Brenda said...

Wow, what a stunning and beautiful card Loll! I love how you did the flowers, so pretty and soft. That Hazel is an amazing card maker too, she always blows me away with her cards just like you do Loll! Hugs, Brenda

Shirl said...

So pretty. I like the embossing folder you used and the font of the sentiment too! Beautiful card.

Shirl

Lee-Anne said...

Love, love, love those flowers! Beautifully set off with the platinum embossing powder and the embossed background, Loll!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Amazing card. I love the softness that gives vellum. Beautiful card, Barb will certainly be very happy.
Hugs,
BożenA

Bobby said...

That embossing gives those flower a base to curve along and it looks fabulous, Loll.

Nancy Stislow said...

Beautiful! Love the watercolor with the liquid platinum embossing powder and your gorgeous coloring. Pulled mine out the other day after seeing your work with it. Fabulous embossing folder!

Pam said...

Stunning card! I love that stamp set and you've used it beautifully!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful card!!

Susanne Vargas said...

And I just learned that it's also your birthday, today! Hope you had a very happy one! And that you got lots of new crafty stuff!
I was wondering when you would be using this set... Haven't touched mine yet... Absolutely loved what you made with it. This card goes straight into my inspiration folder!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Loving Altenew Stamps everywhere Loll, and you've done these beautifully, I haven't succumbed yet. Do have ones that would look nicely like this though.
Thanks for your inspiration, checked out the link too, more lovely cards.
Shaz in Oz.x

Linda said...

This is so gorgeous Loll. Love the colors.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Loll! I just love the soft colours, and the little touch of metallic really adds elegance! A card to treasure! hugs :)

OH Babs said...

Beautiful and elegant Loll.

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous combination of colour and texture on the dry embossing. Such a thoughtful and beautiful card for your friend x

HJ said...

Love your card with the beautiful flowers, embossing at the bottom and the sentiment. Stunning!! I'm sure Barb was thrilled to receive it. I checked out her blog and she makes nice cards too. TFS

Susan said...

Love that platinum ep with watercolouring! And of course your Zig watercolouring is gorgeous as always!

MaryH said...

Love this platinum embossing with the pink/peach hibiscus petals. (love the way you said "slosh". My sloshing does NOT look like this!!! The partial border emboss made a wonderful background to this lovely summer card...Barb will love it! (and you couldn't have better inspiration that our Hazel!). TFS

Darnell J Knauss said...

Gah! Another stunning number, Lolly! Those flowers are like melting sherbet!! You're too much!! Hugs, Dolly

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous heat embossed, zig colored and fussy cut flowers Loll. I need to add the liquid platinum to my wishlist. Is it a Ranger product? TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous heat embossed, zig colored and fussy cut flowers Loll. I need to add the liquid platinum to my wishlist. Is it a Ranger product? TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Sheila H said...

Beautiful- the heat embossing and water colors are wonderful.

Linda said...

This is simply beautiful ...... the flowers look so pretty against the embossed background and it's that embossing powder again ..... stunning!

Doris said...

What a stunning card!

Anita in France said...

What a stunner, Loll ... I do love platinum embossing ... it's gorgeous here with those luscious watercolours and fabulous texture! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Now, I'm really embarrassed...finally getting caught up on my visiting! I am so, very grateful to be the recipient of this GORGEOUS card, Loll! Your sweet birthday wishes warm my heart, and I must say your beautiful card is sitting on my shelf next to my desk...a place of prominence in my craft room :) Thank you again...you're the best!