Happy 61st Donna!
My oldest sister, Donna turned 61 on May 29th! Now when one of my siblings has a birthday, it's a happy day for me, because I am the baby of the family and will always be the youngest!
I look at it as redemption for all the younger years when I was "too young to come too" or "too young to understand" or heard the all to common "Do we have to take her, Mom?!?"
Here is the card that I made for Donna. I actually got to participate in Splitcoast Stampers Monday Technique Challenge for last week with this card. Their challenge was to create a card using the black magic technique. You can find a tutorial for the technique here. In the Video you will notice that she uses water colour pencils.
I actually used my Stampin' Up's Water Color Wonder Crayons - Bold Brights. First I stamped and heat embossed the images using white embossing powder. Then I applied several coats of white paint to the design and let that dry over night, once that was dry I applied the colored layers. The layers are punched with an ek success slim boarder punch. The stamps are the Best Wishes and Blooms set from the Unity Stamp Company . Both of these items were purchased at The Paperie. To finish off the card I embossed the sentiment and added some ribbon as well as another flower that I cut out after I painted it and popped it up with dimensionals.
The inside is done with an insert I cut with my Cricut and added a matching ribbon to tie the whole design together.
Donna was thrilled with the card and actually is planning to bring it home and frame it! Now is that a compliment or what