Friday, July 16, 2021

Bonnie's Birthday

Hi everyone.  Today we are celebrating my dear friend, Bonnie's birthday.  I made another 6" square card so that I would have lots of room to work with some new large stamps. :)

Started off by stamping the Crackle Background (Simon Says Stamp) in gathered twigs distress ink (blotted with paper towel to make it a faded version).

Then I stamped two of the main image for Beautiful Mothers (Simon Says Stamp) in black ink and heat embossed in clear.  Then watercoloured them with distress inks:  Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed.  I used Mowed Lawn re-inker for the leaves to get lots of depth of colour.  To finish, I used my white Posca pen to fill in the centers of the red flowers and add a few dots to the yellow centers of the purple flowers.  The sentiment (Smiles - Penny Black) was stamped in black and heat embossed in clear.

I also stamped the bottom left corner of the inside of the card (you can see it peeking out in the photo above).  I used the Special Sentiments (Penny Black) stamp set to stamp "WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to the inside.  I forgot to take a photo of the background before writing my message and adhering to the inside.  Oops. :)

Sending this to the NBUS #28 Challenge! :)



Bonnie, I hope you enjoy my card and ...

WISHING YOU A VERY SPECIAL DAY, MY FRIEND!!!
Love you!


Product Links
Crackle Background (Simon Says Stamp)
Special Sentiment (Penny Black)

Stamps:  Crackle Background and Beautiful Mothers (both from Simon Says Stamp); Smiles and Special Sentiments (both from Penny black)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, paint brushes,White Posca pen

Challenges:
NBUS #28 Challenge


28 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Oh my Gosh...Gorgeous watercolored flowers with the stamped crackle background, Lolly. Bonnie is going to LOVE her card filled with Love, my friend. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

ednamburgess said...

Love it. So beautiful. Nice job.

clelie said...

Gorgeous card...truly a Gift one will Love!♥ TFS all the details!

Julie B said...

The background is a stamp?! It looks fab, I thought you'd been up to your wizardry. I'm sure Bonnie will love these beautifully coloured blooms. :)

BożenA said...

Lovely card and Bonnie will love it for sure. A friend's birthday is so important :-)
xx

Heather said...

This is stunning! I love your stone wall almost as much as your beautifully coloured flowers. The combo is so pretty.

Nstiz said...

What a beautiful card for Bonnie! I love how you stamped this making the two images look different. Fantastic water color on this Loll and love your bright happy colors,. This will definitely brighten her day!

Bonnie said...

Knowing I'm the only one that gets to see the inside makes me feel very special! This card is beautiful inside and out. Just like you, my friend! I love it and you.

Pat said...

What a fabulous card Loll and love that crackle background to go with the beautifully coloured flowers, and a wonderful sentiment too. Bonnie is sure to adore this! x

My Paper Epiphany said...

A very stunning and special card for Bonnie! Loving that background!

Susan said...

Love that card! That background stamp is fabulous - I must look into it! Beautiful flowers in a gorgeous colour scheme!

Barb Ghig said...

This card is such a lovely tribute to Bonnie! Your crackle background is perfect for these gorgeous blooms and I love your watercoloring, Loll! I know Bonnie is your dear friend, and I'm sure she is going to feel very special to own this card! xx

Linda said...

WOW! This looks amazing. I LOVE that background stamp (looks like I might have to do some shopping ..... hahaha!), and those flowers look beautiful. Bonnie is one lucky lady! xxx

Ros Crawford said...

It's beautiful! I'm sure she was thrilled!

Carolyn M said...

As always, just stunning! I so enjoy seeing your work and ongoing inspiration for my own.

Marcia Hill said...

These blooms with the crackled background is absolutely GORGEOUS Loll and our flower loving friend Bonnie is going to LOVE this!! I love that I can see a tiny bit of the inside that you colored too from your photo!! Lovely, lovely card!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

This is so beautiful. I like that crackle background and the watercolor is lovely. A wonderful card for a wonderful friend.

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card for Bonnie! I love that background Loll and I love those flowers. You have colored them up so beautifully and they pop off that background. I see the flowers peeking out of the inside, looks so pretty! Hugs, Brenda

Sandy said...

This reminds me of walking down a side walk in Europe with flowers growing up old rock walls. Lovely card Loll.
Sandy xx

Bunny said...

What a beautiful birthday card. I love the crackle and the coloring. [Bunny]

Robyn Oliver said...

A beautiful card Loll, Bonnie will love it..... and I agree that is a fabulous crackle stamp and looks amazing as a background for the pretty flowers, hugs Robyn

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card for a beautiful friend, Loll - love the flowers against that background, and they are so beautifully coloured
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

HilaryJane said...

I bet Bonnie loved this one. That background looks fabulous behind those flowers xx

Bobby said...

I have a crackle stamp from SU and have only used it a couple of times. I makes a great background for the lovely wildflowers, Loll, and your coloring of them is beautiful.

Papercraft Boutique said...

A beautiful birthday card for Bonnie! I'm sure she loved it! Your watercolored flowers are so pretty, Loll, and I love the stamped crackle background! I must check out the stamp!;-)
Hideko

TK said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure she LOVES this, so prettily colored and great design

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Loll, the crackle background and the flowers look amazing. I love your idea of stamping the inside of the card as well. I know Bonnie loves the card :)

Mac Mable said...

What a great background, beautiful flowers and I bet Bonnie loved it x. Clearly made with love x.