Saturday, 16 March 2013

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone and welcome, thank you so much for stopping by!
Today I have a simple birthday card to share with you... I don't consider myself a traditional card maker really, but let's face it, sometimes we all need a birthday card, and one can't have the amount of crafty stuff that I have flying around my craft room and not make your own birthday cards right? And to be honest, sometimes I actually really, really enjoy making traditional cards. This one is for my daughter in law that I am going to see really soon (yippee). Her birthday is on the day we arrive in Australia, so I'll take it along with me. I used a stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations, the Tattered Florals set. The flowers were coloured with a mixture of the new Tim Holtz acrylic paints and Distress inks. The sentiment was computer generated.

I stamped the stamp onto some old 7 Gypsies paper I had flying around, trimmed around it, distressed the edges and darkened them a bit with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink, matted onto a bit of white and then a larger bit of the same paper and finally mounted it all onto a bit of matching light blue card stock and embellished wit a few pearls.
Well, that's it, thank you so much for visiting and see you next time.


Susie Bentz said...

I am not really a card maker either, but it is nice to be able to make a really lovely card with stuff I have in my craft room instead of spending $5 on one from a store...just think of all the craft supplies I can buy with the money I save! I love the purples and blues you chose for the flowers on this one!

Sarah said...

Very pretty, Astrid. I do like the intense colors of the flowers.

Leila Egebjerg said...

Beautiful work, unbelievable that with stamp and color can produce such a work of art. Your flowers are especially beautiful. Hugs from Leila

marda said...

Beautiful card and the flowers are stunning.

Barb said...

Oooh, what a stunning card, my favorite colors. Ü
Happy week-end,

Sandie Edwards said...

Well I think you sold me on the new Tim Holtz paints, as your colours and painting looks amazing. A really beautiful card, that someone is going to adore opening on their special day!

artwolf2009 said...

beautiful card and not "simple" at all, so many layers...:)

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautifull card, I really love the colors, it gives me a spring feeling!!!


chrissies said...

A very beautiful card Astrid with inspiring ideas on it.

Love Chrissie xx

Maryann said...

Soooooo beautiful Astrid, and I´m sure, she´s going to love it too. You madede a wonderful piece of art and I just love the colors too.

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous card Astrid, I am sure your daughter will love it.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Buttons said...

Gosh Astrid. You'd got so much depth into this I thought you'd stamped it onto acetate initially. Beautiful card for a wonderful occasion. Hope you have the best time in Australia with the family. Hugs, Jenny x

Debbie Brackett said...

That is a beautful card. Anyone would be lucky to receive it.

craftimamma said...

I bet you can hardly contain yourself with excitement over your upcoming trip :D! Your DIL is going to be delighted with this gorgeous card I am sure. Those flowers look fabulous and compliment the background paper so well. I think you need to revise your opinion of your skills because this i most definitely a very desirable birthday card, lol!

Lesley Xx

Ros Crawford said...

So pretty ... love the stamping and your lovely flowers

monique63 said...

This is the first time I have added a comment in any blog! I have kept a lot to myself especially as I am not very versatile with the computer. I am a slow learner but hopefully getting there. Also, ever since I joined Pinterest, I realise how gratifying it is to share and to be inspired by the work of fellow craft lovers.

I love your card it is beautifully designed, the colour, the composition with the lovely finishing touch of the pearls.

I am not a card marker either but I like trying my hand at it once in a while. I hope you have a great trip!

Warm regards

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Astrid those flowers are fantastic! Love the colors. The background paper almost looks like it's printed on velum or acetate. Really, really beautiful and your DIL is going to love it!
A Look Through My Eyes

Annie said...

Hi Astrid............I have to say that this is a stunning card....your DIL will treasure it. Your paiting and flowers are so beautiful.

Have a great trip both in the US and Australia...hope you have an empty suitcase for all the crafty bits you will collect on your trips !!!!

CRafty Hugs

Annie x

Kelly Neis said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the flowers and script writing. There is a touch of vintage to this card too. Lovely in every way.
Hugs Kelly

Sophie said...

Wow! Astrid...
was für eine herrliche Karte.
Ich finde, es ist ein richtiges kleines Schmuckstück geworden.
Die Blüten haben so viele verschiedene Blautöne, und der Glitter und Glanz darauf sieht wunderschön aus.
Gefällt mir sehr.

Liebe Astrid, du bist ja ein Schätzchen :-) und außerdem ein liebenswerter Mensch.
Du kannst wunderbar Deutsch.
Ich bin fast vom Stuhl gefallen, als ich das gelesen habe.
So eine gelungene Überraschung.
Perfekt geschrieben und formuliert, einfach großartig :-)
Ein dickes Dankeschön für deine Besuche auf meinem Blog und die lieben Kommentare.
Umarmung von Sophie xx

Netty said...

Your daughter in law is going to love your beautiful card and will probably reward you by letting you have unlimited hugs with your grandchild.
Hugs Annette x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Really an amazing composition of design colors and decoration!
Hugs Anja

unni's scrappeboble said...

Woooow, fantastisk flott da :)

Sandy said...

Your card is very pretty and your daughter-in-law will love it. Have I missed something - my memory is horrid. Do you have a new grandbaby!
You might call your card traditional - I call it original and gorgeeous!

Dianne said...

Well for not being a card maker you sure make them awesome, beautiful. Every time Astrid your post comes in my mail all I say is WOW,this was no different, thanks for sharing all your inspiration, I'm a big fan of your art, what ever you create. Hope your having a good weekend..

Claire said...

hi Astrid, you may not be a traditional card maker but this is one beautiful card. The background is gorgeous, I love the depth you've created with all the inking and stamping. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

angi eharis said...

hi astrid! your artwork is beautiful! tx so much for sharing and inspiring all of us! i just stumbled on to your site and i am so thankful, i have a papercraft project i was stuck on but not anymore tx to some of your freebie pics that now i will use as my backgrounds, tx astrid again, you are generous and very talented! see you again! aloha, angi in hana

Chris said...

Beautiful and your flowers and design are superb, I bit your DIL will love it. :-)

Dorthe said...

it´s a gorgeous card dear Astrid!
Your coulering of the flowers is fantastic,they looks so allive,-and the stamps on the Gypsies paper is beautiful .Your daughter in law will love it.
When are you off dear friend ? I hope to hear a bit from you here, while you are away, or I will miss you and your posting!
Hugs and sleep well tonight !

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh, the flowers are stunning! Love the over-stamping on the patterned paper. And thanks for your kind words and the share of my giveaway, Astrid.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Stunning card. Love the flowers!! :D

Candy C said...

Oh my gosh! What a lovely card! I love the background and the script stamping. You have done on it! The flowers are gorgeous and as always, you combination if colors is so striking. Thank you for the very sweet comment you left on my blog as well! I am so happy that you found the B Line stamps so pretty. They are amazing! I can't wait to play with them again! Hugs. Candy

Anita Houston said...

Beautiful and feminine! Love the florals and colors! Have a wonderful time on your trip!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The colours are so beautiful, quite a dreamy overall feel which is so appealing.
P.S. Thank you so much for your comment on my masculine hanging at That's Crafty Blog, I appreciate that so much.

Bärbel said...

Eine wunderschöne Geburtstagskarte, Astrid, die Blüten leuchten richtig, das ist sehr edel!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Astrid, I love the colors and the bling! ~Diane

Marisa Job said...

What a beautiful card for your daughter in law. The flowers are just gorgeous!!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This an absolutely gorgeous card and will surely be one of those cards that your dil won't be able to throw away after her birthday! Chris

Sandie Edwards said...

What a beautiful card, totally breath-taking!!!

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