Everything’s Rosy birthday card…

If you love digital stamps and  you don’t already know about Power Poppy, you must visit the site and check out the amazing collection of realistic floral images. Marcella Hawley, the artist who creates these spectacular drawings, has an eye for beauty and puts her heart into every drawing. This particular image, called Everything’s Rosy, is my new favourite…until my next Power Poppy purchase. So, now, here is my second Everything’s Rosy card, this time for my daughter’s 49th birthday. I hope you like it.

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I coloured this one with my Copic Markers and added a background paper of tiny delicate roses.

In the photo below, you can see the dimension in the cups, which I created with 3D Crystal Lacquer2016-07-23 Angie's 49th Birthday (3)

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The thing that makes hand-crafted cards so special is the attention to detail. For example, I always finish the inside panels and the back of my cards to match the front. I also create a custom envelope for each one. In the photo below, I have just started to customize the envelope.

 

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And, finally, here are the inside panels.

Typically, I add matching card stock to the top panel and include an inspiration quote appropriate to the occasion or recipient.

So, that’s it, for now. I hope this inspires you to create a pretty card for someone special in your life. 

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Thanks, so much, for dropping in! I hope you will stop by again soon.

Until next time, happy crafting, happy everything!

Gloria

Pretty Peony Card

Pretty Peonies Birthday Card

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I think everyone loves the sweet scent of peonies. Their delicate petals and pastel colours are one of spring’s special gifts.

These pretty peonies are by Marcella Hawley of Power Poppy. Just as a note, I’m not, in any way, affiliated with Power Poppy or Marcella Hawley, I just thought I’d include the link so you can visit her site and browse through the beautiful floral digis.

Julie, July 30, 2016.jpg--CU of cupI really enjoyed making this birthday card for my dear friend, Julie. As always, I coloured it with my Copic markers and then added shine and dimension to the cups with 3-D Crystal Lacquer. I tried to capture it on the striped mug, but I just couldn’t get the right lighting. I think you can see the shine and 3-D effect quite clearly on the polka dot tea cup. Isn’t it pretty?

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I hope my Pretty Peony card inspires you to create a sweet floral card for your someone special.

Thanks, so much for stopping by. I hope you will drop in again, soon.

 

Happy crafting, happy colouring, happy everything!

Gloria

A Quick and Simple Birthday Card

Happy 80th Birthday!

A lovely friend of the family turned 80 years young earlier this year. I made her a quick and simple–but very pretty–birthday card. I used my Cuttlebug to add some pretty embossing and then added my signature sparkle glue to give it some shimmer and shine.

Card front

A small strip of floral card stock on the bottom, with a dash of sparkle glue, provided a nice balance to the white top. The word “celebrate” in a pretty font completed this quick and easy card.

Here’s the inside…

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As usual, I forgot to take the photo before we signed the card. Oh, well, I’m sure Shirley wouldn’t mind!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will pop in again, soon!

Gloria

Funny birthday card for a senior citizen

Happy 86th Birthday, Mom!!

Mom makes no bones about it, she’s not as fleet of foot as she once was. But, then, she is 86 and had open-heart surgery a year ago. She’s got a great sense of humour and we joke with her all the time about the trials and tribulations of being a senior citizen–the lighter side of getting old. So, for her birthday, which is on Halloween, I just had to make her a funny card. Can’t wait to give it to her tomorrow!! (I know I could have made her a witchy card, but we’ve been there and done that!!). For you Copic-lovers, I used my Copic markers to colour these funny characters. I created the text in Silhouette Studio and printed it on this wonderful patterned paper.

Here is the front of the card. Scroll down to see the inside panels.

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Here’s a close-up of the birds…the stripes on the blue bird and the polka dots on the green bird were created with my Copic colourless blender. It’s such an easy technique to take your colouring from flat to fantastic!

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And, the back panel…I never leave it unfinished.

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I hope this gives you some ideas for a funny card of your own. Thanks, for stopping by. Please come back soon!

So many ideas, so little time…sigh!

Guitar Birthday Card

A birthday card for my musical cousin!

My very talented cousin, Pierre, just celebrated his 60th birthday. He’s an accomplished musician and singer…so, I just HAD to make him guitar card.

The guitar shape comes from my Silhouette Studio library (cut out on my Silhouette Cameo. I lifted the card up with black foam dots to add dimension.

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To add a touch of realism, I used Perfect Pearls in a silver tone to add shine and dimension to the guitar pegs and the screws that hold the strings at the head of the guitar. (Sorry for the blurry photo).

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I used black sparkle glue to add some pizzazz to the music notes. The strings, which look like they are about to jump off the card, were drawn on with a white gel pen.

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A happy birthday note on the inside and, Bob’s your uncle!

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Just for fun, on the back…

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And, as always, a custom envelope…which I forgot to take a photo of.

Anyway, I hope this inspired you to make a card for someone special in your life.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will drop in again, soon. Until next time, please don’t run with scissors!! LOL!

Gloria