HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES
to my friend
Anita, it's a pleasure to join so many lovely ladies who are eager to wish you nothing but the absolute best on your birthday! My apologies for being a bit tardy to the party (I'll get it right next time!!) but my wishes are no less sincere. You are such a positive personality in our section of the blogosphere. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!
A big shout-out to Darnell for being the hostess for the party once again, and Bev for the idea to get everyone together. Two more positive personalities we are lucky to have : ) If you haven't already, please check out the link on Darnell's blog to all of Anita's other cards.
Anita, I wanted to CASE one of your cards for today, and initially picked my most recent favorite, but I couldn't think of a way to do it justice. I love how you've been experimenting with so many techniques, especially the watercoloring. So I picked this gorgeous card of yours that showcases the technique so well:
I knew I wanted to use a white embossed & open flower, and watercolors.
I used a bargain stamp from Stampendous that I bought even though it wasn't clear. I figured with something this big I won't need to line it up anywhere too specific : ) Then colored the flower in circles of water colors, and went back to color some individual petals for more definition. I was happy to find this set of watercolors left over from my 4th grader's old school supplies. There was black in just about every well of color that I had to scrape off first : )
The sentiment is winie & walter The Big, The Bold and The Happy (back in stock!) I embossed the black "Happy" to make sure it was solid over the white embossed and watercolored flower. Envelope is We R Memory Keepers Love Struck.
The inside counts too, for a special friend : )
This is sooo pretty! LOVE your flower!!! The watercolor is perfect! :)ReplyDelete
Love the huge blossom - works perfectly with the scale of your sentiment!ReplyDelete
Oh Kelly! This is such a lovely CASE one of the birthday girl's cards! And a real beauty too. Love that large blossom, which you've watercolored so perfectly. And when I think of Anita, I often think of these exact colors; perfect choice. She's going to love this so much! Just beautiful!! (Thanks also, for your sweet shout out about Happy Dance.) Glad you were able to party with us! BevReplyDelete
PRETTY card Kelly, your big blossom is fantastic!ReplyDelete
Really gorgeous card, Kelly! I love the soft colors you chose for your water coloring, and your sentiment is stunning! I'm certain Anita will really love it, too!ReplyDelete
That big flower is fantastic! Love the different colors you used on it. So striking!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous gorgeous Kelly! Love your watercolouring.ReplyDelete
Kelly, this is a magnificent CASE of Anita's card. I totally love what you've done, outside, inside, and with the matching envie! Thank you for linking up with this awesome creation for Anita!! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
That big bloom is perfect for watercoloring. It's gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Wow, Kelly ... you CASEd one of my cards ... awesome ... I'm so honoured! It's simply stunning, gorgeous balance between the bloom and the sentiment, amazing watercolouring and the loveliest insides (especially the message!) ... thank you so much! Thanks so much too for your sweet words and wishes, I'm so pleased you joined in and made my belated birthday bash so special! Anita :)ReplyDelete
So pretty! You did a superb job case-ing her card and having a sweetly decorated inside is the finishing touch.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card!! Love how you inked the flower in several colors!ReplyDelete
This is absolutely gorgeous. And, the watercoloring is so pretty and artistic. Loved the peek at the inside, too.ReplyDelete
Stunning! I love this flower and the watercolour effect is so, so pretty. I have to say that I just love the sentiment.ReplyDelete
Exquisite! I love that flower and the water coloring! So beautiful, and your sentiment "happy" is so big and bold just looks so awesome! Love how the inside is as special as the outside. Just beautiful!ReplyDelete
This flower looks gorgeous the way you colored it! Beautiful card right to the inside and the envelope!ReplyDelete
So wonderful! Your coloring is so pretty!ReplyDelete
MAGIC ..omg another anita:)ReplyDelete
my birthday happens
on 24 june :))
im more cactus sometimes :)ReplyDelete
flower every december:)?