Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to Karen!

Owlways Nice to See You!

This is a card that I made for my lifetime long friend Karen. We began a tradition many years ago of making each others Birthday Cakes. It was actually Karen that got me into making cards! Thanks my friend!

Here she is about to blow out her candles. Look at the light from all those candles and that is just about half! There were no where near enough for all her years. I figure if I stop aging she will catch up in a few more birthdays!

The birthday card is made with Martha Stewart Card stock. the weight of this card stock makes it The great for cards. All stamps used come from The Paperie.

The background panel is stamped with Hero Arts Old Letter Writing stamp in Versamark and then embossed in gold. The owls are one of Hero Arts Sparkles sets which are small sets of clear stamps with sparkle gems included.

The owls are stamped in memento ink then colored with colored pencils that are blended with Goo Gone using a Q-Tip. As a final touch I added Martha Stewart turquoise glitter to the flowers, wings and leaves.

The images were then cut out and adhered to the card front and gem sparkles were added to the flower centers. The small the tree branch and flowers were adhered using my Xyron sticker maker and the small out is affixed with pop dots for dimension as the the larger owl. I doubled up on the pop dots for him to make him a layer above the smaller owl. As a crowning touch I added a chocolate colored ribbon and bow to tie in the main card color.

Hope you like it! and Again Happy Birthday my friend.


Lynn Mercurio said...

What a lucky friend she has in you. This is really a wonderful card. So nicely designed. Well done!

Karen Gladney said...

Gee thanks Deb. I am touched. So glad to see that you are back to stamping again. Sure will help relieve some stress. Again tks so much for the birthday cake and most of all the visit. Been too long my old bud. Love you