Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my MIL: Elnore. Yes, my MIL and I share a birthday, upcoming this week (50 for me...argh....!). My husband has NO excuse to miss either of our birthdays...LOL! Actually, he is VERY good at remembering!

I wanted to create a spring-like design in keeping with this week's Stamp Simply Challenge 122: A general floral theme with pretty Spring colors.

I started my Springtime design with gorgeous SEI Juliette decorator paper. It's a double sided paper with subtle glimmer, along with this beautiful coral color. My layout is quite simple, decidedly so, to allow the dp's pattern to shine.

I stamped my bee (Cornish Heritage Farm's Rummage Bin Sweet Bee) with Versafine Black Onyx ink onto a lighter part of the Juliette paper, then carefully colored it with a Copic marker. I typically do NOT use Versafine with Copics, as it can smear. A coating of Crystal Stickles on the bee's wings helps draw in the glimmer from the decorator paper. Spellbinder's Circle and Scalloped Circle dies were used to shape the image.

A birthday sentiment (Our Daily Bread design's Happy Birthday set), along with a May Art sheer ribbon bow (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) finishes this quick, yet pretty, card.

Please hop over to the rest of the Stamp Simply DT creations:

Janine Orchard
Jennifer Buck
Julie Koerber
AJ Otto
Tammy Hershberger
Barbara Anders
Jenny Gropp
Barb Schram

and Michelle Woerner

If you play along with us this week, please add your design to Mr. Linky, on Sharon's blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be posting the beginning of next week, but be sure to come by on Thursday to see what a sweet celebration blog candy treat that I have for you!


Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your card is gorgeous!! LOVE the florals and that bee is fabulous!! Happy, happy Birthday!!

JoAnn said...

I love the color in your card and the floral look to it. Great Card!!! Oh, Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you have a great day of rest or whatever you want to do. That should be your day so have a great one.

Janine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! And 50 is just a number!! You look like a teenager!
Fabulous card!! Have a great weekend!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Deb! LOVE those colors! And Happy (early!) Birthday!

America said...

WOW! This turned out quite beautiful! Love how youve used that SEI DP from Kelley! AND most importantly....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :)

ChristineCreations said...

Wow I love what you've done with this gorgeous paper Deb! And you look as young as can be!

Barbara said...

Oh, this is just LOVELY, Deb!!! Your MIL will love it! Happy birthday to both of you!

Barb Schram said...

Happy Birthday, Deb! How fun to share the same day with your MIL. Your card is wonderful, I'm sure she will love it!

Davi said...

Beautiful Card, Im sure your MIL will love it. The colors of the dp is really pretty. Love the wings on your little bee. Happy BD to you. :) By the way Numbers are meaningless its the Accomplishments that count!

Dawn said...

beautiful Deb! lucky MIL you have! 50?'re just a young'n!

Grace said...

Beautiful Deb!!! I love this paper and your MIL will too! Happy Birthday to both of you!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Oh this is so lovely! Love that little Honey Bee, it's a great image!
Happy Bday!!!