Rose Birthday Card

My dear friend, Helen Stosky made this beautiful birthday card for me.  I absolutely love this card, my birthday was a few weeks ago and I still have this card sitting up.  Helen is a published artist.  You will sometimes see her work in “The Stamper’s Sampler”  I am always so honored to receive one of her beautiful creations.  Please enjoy.

Helen said she used Gold to stamp the rose, you can see as the outline on the card around the rose and the leaves, she used Stampin’ UP! vellum cardstock to stamp the rose in white and then embossed with white embossing powder.  She then colored the rose with a red marker on the backside of the vellum, and she did the same with a green marker for the leaves.  She fussy cut the rose and the leaves, and popped them up on the card, added a part of a gold doily and she added pretty sequins.

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Happy Cake

We celebrated my husband’s birthday a couple of weeks ago.  I usually make more serious natured cards for him, but I just had to use this set from Unity Stamp Co, So Glad You Were Born.  Not only do I love the sentiment, but I absolutely adore the happy cake.  I used Stampin’ UP! thick cardstock for the base, as well as all Stampin’ UP! cardstock and Designer Series Paper.  I also used Stampin’ UP!’s black archival ink, as well as Copics to color in the image.  I hope you enjoy looking.

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Celebrate

Here is a card I made a little while back.  I used Stampin’ UP!’s white cardstock, and Stampin’ UP!’s retired Ballet Blue cardstock.  The pretty floral paper is a very thin, glossy paper that I found in a craft magazine.  I loved the paper and immediately went to work trying to create something with it.   I’m actually surprised the paper worked out so well. I used regular tombow mono adhesive. I have since tried using the same adhesive on different thin glossy paper and it did not work out so well.  In the future I will use a spray on adhesive. I hope you enjoy looking.  I also used Stampin’ UP!’s pearl embelishments, and Rhinestones, also Stampin’ UP!’s butterfly punch, and a retired stamp set from Stampin’ UP!.

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