Monday, June 4, 2007

Happy Bee-utiful Birthday!!

This is the birthday card I made for Crystal. Her twin sister Kim's card can be found a few posts below or right here.

Crystal makes beautiful cards...and loves to put lovely big flowers on them. She put some of her Mother's Day cards in my son's store and they literally flew out the door.

Crystal likes so many things...old, new, glitz, colors, and flowers. I tried to put a little of these things into her card.

I heard if you take your photos outside they will be beautiful.....so I took the photo of this card outside....in the garden. I also thought it would be nice to have a different photo other than the one I have on my Splitcoast gallery.

Stamps - SU Big Blossom, Stampendous Bees.

Paper - SU whisper white, Basic Grey, Michaels, Costco. DCWV.

Ink - Classic black, close to cocoa, mellow moss, garden green.

Embellishments - Flowers, brad, cuttlebug for background and corner dies. Coluzzle and scissors for scallops. Sewing, glitter and stardust pen.

**Bees are colored with Prismacolor pencils and oderless mineral spirits. Words (sentiments) are done with the computer and printer.

I needed a large envelope for both of these birthday cards. I had to make something up really quick......nothing fancy....but I thought I would show what I did anyway. It would be nice for a masculine card or a little book if one needed an odd size envelope....

It is just a brown bag with the bottom cut off,

I sewed the bottom closed and turned over the top. I actually scalloped the top before turning over. Added jute for a bow.

Thanks for looking everyone and for all your wonderful comments!

Have a Great Day!

23 comments:

Trina said...

I can't believe that you put your card in the dirt to take that picture...lol!! It does look fantastic, by the way!! Your card has so many elements to it, that I can look at it over and over again and keep noticing things I missed. I love your ideas!!

Charlene Weaver said...

Your cards are always beautiful Ila. They look so compleicated! Hugs

Charly

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is awesome. I love all the elements you put into your card and LOVE those bees.

Terri said...

BOTH of those cards are amazing!! The flowers are so pretty! I love your work :)

Laura said...

So so beautiful again! I love it how you have so many things in your cards, but it never looks too much. Absolutely gorgeous!

Karen said...

Love your coloring of the bees. great card

KIMBERLY said...

Soooo creative! Love it!

Maria said...

Such a pretty card! I love all the colors! The garden backdrop works so well with your card!

Bethany Paull said...

This is so wonderful! The coloring and shading on your bees in wonderful! And I love how you used Big Blossom as more of a layer than a focal point.

Aunt T said...

Adorable card. Great job.

Teresa

June Houck said...

There aren't enough adjectives to tell you how gorgeous thes cards are. I agree with all previous comments. In a word, "WOW!"

Creative Expressions by Stephanie said...

WOW, This card is amazing!!! So-oo-oo much detail!!! You really do such beautiful work!!!

~Steph

Sandy said...

Hey Ila

Thanks for the nice wordz about my blog and my pix. I love your style! I would have guessed these were SU stamps even if you hadn't told us they were. Up until just recently, I have not been a big SU fan. I make and sell my cards so I can't use any of their designs for resale as I don't fall under the parameters they have set. However, they do have very cool and cute stamps - cute but not barfy cute, if you know what I mean. Can't help but smile at some of their images.

BTW, may I link you?

Sandy

Lori said...

What an amazing card! Your attention to detail is incredible.

chelemom said...

Holy Cow! This is an incredible card! I LOVE IT!!!!

Di Mancino said...

Lovely card!
Do you have any pictures of your garden?
Would love to see some
Di
Perth
WAustralia

Nancy said...

I love the colours and styles you are using in your creations Ila!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! There are so many wonderful elements to this card, I don't know where to begin!! It's a beautiful setting as well! I love it!

iralamija said...

very nice!

Bety :)

Wife2TJ said...

Love your card. Love how colorful it is, so pretty!

Corie said...

Love your blog!!! Your cards are amazing. I love all the layers.

Shabbychick Junk said...

OMG THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE CARD! holy moly!

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