Wednesday 30 December 2015

Happy Birthday Card

I painted this tag using my favourite Altenew flower stamp. First I white embossed on a scrap of watercolour paper and then painted with my Kuratake watercolours using blues and the shimmery white which left a beautiful sparkle on the flowers..

Leaves in two tones of green. Once finished I die cut with the stitches die.
I just poked a hole in the top and threaded thru about eight fine silver threads twisted
together. Once I had tied it off it was too light in weight and drifted everywhere. I was
going to twist again and glue then decided to use the little blue misshaped beads. Each
bead is hanging off one thread that I just put a single knot in thinned of.

Decided I use a blue cardbase and apiece of vellum with the white swirl
pattern on it. I cut the vellum so it was the same size as the front of the
card and hung slightly over the top of the card so I could attached from behind.
I decided to attached the vellum at an angle so the card base could be seen as well.

Attached the tag onto the vellum, twisted the silver thread and attached
 at the side just under the tag so the tape wasn't visible. This made a beautiful
Birthday Card for mum to give to a friend. Left without a sentiment on the outside as
it was busy enough as it was.

I would like to enter this in

I have a few favourite techniques but my biggest favourite is colouring, whether its paint, pencil or copics. There is nothing more relaxing and rewarding.

Thank you for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Paula Whittaker said...

oh how beautiful - I've never tried water colouring a white embossed image, must give it a go.
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation over on the "A Monthly Challenge" blog.

Gingin said...

Aileen your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the painting on the embossed image and the layer of swirled vellum!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

Hannelie said...

Aileen this is a beautiful card! I love the special touch of vellum!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You are sure getting the "coloring thing"!! This is just beautiful

Ruth said...

That is beautiful! Just love the colours of blue you have chosen and love the swirly vellum. A gorgeous card!! Xx

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous!

Leigh Penner said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog for my 10th Anniversary Celebration -- I really appreciate your sweet comments and encouragement!

Nancy said...

Ooh...this one is beautiful too, Aileen! :o)

Kim Heggins said...

Simply your beautiful flowers. Happy New Year!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Aileen. Your Mum's friend is going to love it. Your watercolouring skills are top-notch!! LOVE the soft flow of your flowers. Adding the beads to the threads was genius! xx

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely beautiful painting on these flowers, Aileen! I love the shimmer on the white areas and how you added those lovely blue beads! Stunning card!

*Vicki* said...

Really love that shimmer on your flower!! So pretty! :)

Sue said...

Gorgeous watercolouring and added shimmer! Thank you for joining in at Happy Little Stampers.

TaeEun said...

What a beautiful card, Aileen!!! Love every single detail you added to this card! Happy New Year!

Tina's Crop Shop said...

Aileen, Stunning card! Your watercoloring is absolutely gorgeous and I love your color combination! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our Anything BUT Christmas Challenge!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!! I just love all the sparkle!! Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper!!