Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Julia's "Big Birthday" Birthday Card

Monday was the birthday of our lovely WOYWW leader, Julia.  As she proudly announced on her blog, it is her 50th... a milestone indeed.  I had mine a few years ago, lol!!

Anyhow, I needed to mark the occasion and sent her a card lovingly crafted with my favourite Paperartsy Frescos. I've had this post ready to publish since the weekend, but thanks to our "fabulous" Royal Mail, the card only arrived today, even though it was posted in plenty of time to arrive early never mind on Monday!  Never worry, Julia has confirmed it's arrival, so here's a bit of a step by step to creating it.

I used different colours to the last time I did this technique - but didn't write them down, which is a shame...

 lots of layers brayered on, before the chalk knock-back layer!
  then stamping starts!


 before cutting a 6x6 square to fit a card blank, and some more stamping with archival ink this time...
and some die cut flowers. You'll notice I didn't add the 5 or the 0 out of kindness!!

Hope you've had a fabulous birthday, Julia!



15 comments:

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous! I'll bet it was a lot of fun to make. Judy #77

Lori said...

Gorgeous card, Helen! Those colors are scrummy! Love the die cuts, too!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great choice of colour for card Helen. The white die cuts really stand out - great contrast to the background. Love it and I bet Julia did too x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely card - the colour choice is great! Love those die cut flowers! Chrisx

Carmen said...

Just lovely Helen - I really like your choice of white for those flowers - really pop off that fabulous background.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is adorable. I can't believe how many stamps you have, but I know that stamping is YOUR thing, and I so, so admire that! I'm sure Julia liked the card, too.

butterfly said...

Love, love this card and I'm sure Julia will too... the colours are just beautiful, the painty background has real depth and drama and the flowers, stamped and die-cut, are lovely!
Alison xx

craftytrog said...

I bet Julia loved this, it's gorgeous! xx

Jo said...

Oh Helen, beautiful colours , it's gorgeous. Jo xx

Redanne said...

What a gorgeous card Helen, it has such depth and I love the gorgeous colours! I have not joined in WOYWW for ages now.... I bet Julia loved this gorgeous creation. Anne x

Dianne said...

Oh Helen this is gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing the process to that fabulous card, I love it and I know Julia will love it too..

craftimamma said...

What a fabulous card Helen! Absolutely love the colours and the background is wonderful. Thee poppy die is one of my favourites too.

hugs
Lesley Xx

Dee Adams said...

Wow Helen, I really love this piece the colours that you have used are gorgeous and really complement each other. Dee x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! This is stunning!I remember how lovely your previous creation like this was at the Craft Barn! This is a background to die for and those lovely focal images in the foreground are perfect! Lovely, lovely card for Julia! xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

Fantastic card.