Friday, February 08, 2019

Happy 90th Birthday Mom!

Hi everyone.  Today is my mother's 90th Birthday.  Hubby and I will be heading over to her place this afternoon and will have dinner with her and some of our family.

I organized a small gathering  at her house for family last Sunday.  It turned out really nice and everyone had a good time.  I hope to share some pictures soon.

For the card, I started by using a lovely leafy stencil given to me by my friend Julia.  I'm embarrassed to say that I've had it for AGES and not used it.  It worked perfectly for my card, using it twice to apply coloured embossing paste.  I added green and a little blue ink to my mat, scooped some white embossing paste over top and mixed it just a bit to get some graduation of colours.  I added a layer of paste through the stencil, let it dry and then added another to create the background for my card.

The flowers are stamped in black, watercoloured with distress inks and then die-cut with a matching die.  This sure saved a lot of fussy-cutting!

To finish, I added a simple sentiment of white heat embossing on black card stock.

Here's a close-up ...
I had fun watercolouring these sweet flowers.  This is a new-to-me stamp and die set.  I'm going to share this card over at The Flower Challenge.


Also adding this to the CAS Mix Up February challenge - Dimensional Die-cuts.


... and adding to Take-It-Make-It Challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine.






Stamps:  Spring Flowers (AliExpress); Senitment - Nuvo Flourish (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb.); Black (SU!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Broken China, Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, matching die to stamp set (AliExpress), Leaf stencil (Hero Arts), White Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #29 - Use your latest Stamps or Dies
CAS Mix Up February Challenge - Dimensional Die-cuts
Take-It-Make-It February Challenge



38 comments:

Happy Dance said...

Happy 90th birthday to your mom!! Very cool! My dad will be 90 in December, as well. I'm sure she'll adore the card you've made for her special day. It's so sweet! Those colors are soft and sweet, and the dimension is lovely. Beautiful card. Bev

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous card Loll... and many happy returns to your Mum! x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Loll, I love how you coloured the flowers. I'm sure your mum will be delighted. Have a great time!

Julie B said...

Such a pretty card Loll.
Happy birthday to your Mum too. :)

Betty Keefe said...

what a pretty card for your mom - she'll love it i'm sure. must check out that flower and die set!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a pretty card! So springy! A very happy birthday to your mom!

Daffodil Cards said...

Congrats to your Mum, I suspect she LOVED her card, it's beautiful.
Faith

nancy littrell said...

Your mom is going to Love her sweet flower bouquet card filled with love! I love your colors and especially your colored paste stenciled background, Loll. A real beauty, my friend. Have fun at your little dinner party today for your sweet mom. Hugs..Nancy

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card for you mom Loll! I love the bright spring colors on it. Love the stencil as well. Can't wait to see some photo's from the celebration! 90, wow-good genes! Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

I love the citrus colors on this wonderful card for your Mom. The matching embossing paste background is such a perfect backdrop for your beautifully colored flowers. Your card is so cheerful Loll. Happy 90th to your mom too!

Cathy said...

Such a pretty card Loll, love the arrangement. Many happy returns for your mother's milestone birthday, and hope you all enjoy the celebration, Cathy x

Bunny said...

A very happy birthday to your mama.

Beautiful card. [Bunny]`

Pat said...

This is such a glorious floral image, beautifully coloured and the way you have coloured the paste for the leaves with lots of variety of tone is so pretty. I love the white on black sentiment too which makes it stand out and complements the black outline of the flowers. Your Mum will have adored this and wishing her a Happy 90th Birthday! x

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Loll!! I love the stenciled leaves with the colored embossing paste for your background and the water colored flowers are so pretty! 90 is quite a milestone and I'm sure she will love your card and all the extra attention and birthday wishes! :0)

Jan said...

Really sweet card!!! Happy 90th Loll's Mom!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Bonnie said...

A beautiful card to celebrate a special birthday! Enjoy your time together in celebration! Love the colored embossing paste. I've yet to try that. The flowers are so bright and pretty!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Many, many bruggt summery happies to your darling mum from Oz!

Neither my darling mum or dad made it to 90 but very very blessed to have them as long as I did. Some do not.
Love card.. must do the ink colouring paste again it is so much fun and looks really great Loll love the stamp and stencil. Well done!
Hugs Shaz in Oz. X

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Loll, I'm sure your mum will love the card give her a big hug from all us :)

Susan said...

Love your new stencil - it made a perfect background in that beautiful soft green. And what a gorgeous spray of flowers and leaves for the focal image. I hope your mum has a wonderful afternoon and evening with you.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Happy birthday to your mom, Loll!
What a pretty embossing paste leaves! The layered die-cut flowers are beautifully watercolored. Love the the cheerful floral dimension and the graduation of the leaves.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful dinner time together tonight!
Hideko xx

Darnell said...

I'm glad you had a lovely party for your Mom, Lolly! Happy 90th birthday to her!! I love how you used your stencil with colored paste as a background for your beautiful bouquet! Your pretty spring flowers are so refreshing on these cloudy winter days! Love the sediment style, too! Hugs, Dolly

Linda said...

WOW! Happy 90th Birthday to your darling mum .... hope you had a lovely party.
I bet she loved her card, it's gorgeous. The stenciling in the background looks so delicate and I love your spring flowers. Hugs to everyone xx

Mac Mable said...

Hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating your Mum's birthday over the two weekends? x
What a fresh and pretty card. Love how you did the background with the stencil and paste, which adds a wonderful texture to your beautify card x.

Jeanne said...

I hope you had a lovely celebration with your mom. I'm sure she loves this card. It's a beauty. I like the texture of the leaves and the pretty watercoloring. You are so talented and I love all the ways you add interest to your cards, Loll!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your mum. Hope she had a lovely day xxx
Such a pretty card. Love the soft, spring colours and the embossing paste looks amazing. That definitely has to go on my 'to buy' list.
xxx

Brenda in IN said...

What a wonderful card for your mom. The embossed leaves in green paste are so pretty and adds interest to the flowers. Your water color is always stunning. Sending birthday wishes to your mother on her special day.

Barb Ghig said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to your mom, Loll! God bless her for reaching 90 years...I wish her the best of health and happiness in the coming year!
I'll bet she really loves your card! The flowers, leaves, and berries are so pretty and I love how you added texture to your design with embossing paste...beautiful gradation in the shades of green, too! Hope you had a great visit with your mom :)

Maria said...

Happy 90th Birthday to you Mom!! Your card is gorgeous with the lovely flowers! And, the light green embossing paste using a leaf stencil is so eye catching! I’m sure your Mom truly appreciated the stunning card!!

Susan Joyce said...

Best Birthday Wishes to your 90 year old Mum! Love the bright and cheerie colours Loll with the coloured embossing paste.

TK said...

Beautiful bouquet, Loll, and perfect colors. Congrats/Happy Birthday to your mom, what a feat!

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Loll ... so spring like and delicious ... your Mom will treasure it! Happy Birthday to her ... what a fantastic milestone! Hugs, Anita :)

Alyson Mayo said...

This is just beautiful - love the use of texture paste for the leaves and the watercoloring on the stamp is gorgeous! Happy Birthday to your mum :)

Bobby said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom, Loll. This is such a lovely bouquet and the embossing paste leaves add soft color and texture. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

maria f. said...

Such fun to hear that your Mom is such a party animal ;) Happy 90th to her - bet she's a lovely woman to have raised a daughter like you. And I'm struck by your non-Loll color choices for this one! So very fun and springy.

Trina P. said...

Happy belated birthday to your mom. She must have loved it. Hope it was a fabulous celebration. xx

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card and I love the yellow with the green and pop of red. Love how you used the stencil as well. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge.

Viv said...

This is so lovely Loll! I bet your mum loved it too. Such a glorious card and such pretty flowers too.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

Jo Manna said...

Such a bright and cheery card. Happy Birthday MOM xx
Love the ombré effect of the embossing paste. Great dimension too.
Great card Loll, xx