Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Surprise! - Happy Belated Birthday to Anita

My card today is for Anita who has an amazing blog, My Papercraft World. Anita is an inspirational crafter and a wonderful blog friend who gives so many of us oodles of support.  We missed her birthday cause she kept it quiet so Bev at Happy Dance has organised this belated birthday party and Darnell at djkardkreations is hosting the Linky party.  Bev and Darnell's blogs are wonderful too!  Well Anita, here is my card for you - I really hope you like it!


To create the coloured strip, I inked through a section masked off with stencil tape.  I used Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks, splashed with water then stamped with the Spiced Malmalade, not re-inking each time for contrast.  The leaf stamp is from a Sheena Douglass set Only Words - Heart.  I then removed the tape and stamped the Clarity Stamp Edelweiss with black Versafine and embossed with clear detail powder.  I coloured it in with a combination of Distress Inks and Promarkers then went over the image with clear Wink of Stella for sparkle. The sentiment is by Hobby Art.
I just want to say 'THANK YOU' Anita for all your inspiration and support. It means a lot! I hope you enjoy your belated party! Happy Birthday!!!  Luv' Christine xxx

I think this card is suitable to be entered into the Clean and Simple Challenge over at The Paper Players. I just spotted this challenge at Darnell's blog!  There are some cool DT cards and other fab entries.  Pop over and have a look!  Also it fits in with this weeks Sunday Stamper Week 299 at Hel's Fab Blog which is 'Happy'.  I think this card qualifies as to me, its a very happy flower, its a happy birthday card and the colours scream happy to me too!  I hope Hels agrees!  xx

20 comments:

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I'm loving the sweet little Edelweiss with the sparkle on it, Christine!! Lovely strip you have created with the distress inks. Beautiful card!!

Happy Dance said...

Such a lovely card, Christine! This is so in the style of our dear birthday-girl! Love the way you've stamped the panel, and the happy colors you've chosen. She will love this! So glad you could party with all of us!! And thanks for your kind words about my blog too. Bev : )

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a fabulous card Chris. Love how you masked the strip of and inked it. I am sure she will love it! Susan xx

Cornelia W said...

So pretty, your Edelweiss - reminds me of home....

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, I certainly agree with you, Chris! I think your card is very happy, very, very well executed, and beautiful in every way!! Anita will love this spring gorgeousness!! Thank you for joining the surprise party!! Hugs, Darnell

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a gorgeous card. I love the colors and the clean feel to the card, and that sparkly flower is just too too!

Sue said...

Awww what a lovely card Chris! its so pretty huggles Sue xx

Redanne said...

Your card is so beautiful, love the wonderful colours. I saw how many cards got over at the wonderful Darnell's blog - what special friends you are to Anita. Hugs, Anne x

chrissies said...

A terrific card-so clean and crisp. Love the orange strip.

Chrissie x

Kay Wallace said...

Just a lovely card, Chris! The once-dreaded color orange is now among my favorites, so this card is very appealing to me. A go-to card design for any occasion. Well done!

Hels Sheridan said...

Absolutely beautiful card Chris... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Jude said...

This is gorgeous Chris. Love the colours and the layout.
Hugs Jude x

LeAnne said...

What a lovely card....beautiful technique you used and I am sure she's gonna love your card! Very springy for sure! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Diane said...

What a fabulous card Chris, great color combinations.

Hugs Diane

Anita in France said...

Oh Chris, this is so gorgeous! I adore the stencilled panel in those delicious warm colours ... so perfect with that lovely edelweiss ... thank you sooo much, you've captured 'me' so beautifully! Thank you so much too for your wonderful words and sweet wishes ... and for joining in to make my surprise party such a special day! Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Very pretty card! Love those colors!

Jean said...

Love everything about your card ~ the distressed strip is beautiful, and the edlweiss is just gorgeous ~ so many special details and still has a CAS feel to it!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card! I love that paper and I love the flower. Hugs

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wonderful Wonderful card, Chris love it.. and happy birthday Anita!! Shaz in Oz.x
PS.how kind of Darnell :D

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card, Chris. I love the orange against the white. Fabulous!