Monday, August 8, 2016

Barb's Special Birthday

I have been blessed by finding this hobby after I retired. I never would have guessed that I would get to know  and become friends with so many people who love to paper craft as much as I do. Barb Campbell  is one of the friends I met (on line of course) several years ago. This week she is celebrating a milestone birthday so I wanted to do something special for her. Barb seems to like it when I make a fancy fold card so I decided I would make her a Double Z fold card.

Blue is her favorite color so I started with some Gina K powdered blue card and cut and scored it.  You can see Dawn making a similar card Here.  I changed the height to 51/2 for my card so I had a 51/2 by 51/2 square when folded. I picked some pretty Heartfelt Creations papers in blue for my dp, but since they came from two different collections,I wanted to make them match a bit better so I sponged them with distress ink. I also cut a  slightly larger black mat for each piece. 

Next I needed to make my focal flower. I stamped the Arianna flower from Heartfelt Creations in Versamark, embossed it in  Wow white powder and then sponged it in Stormy Sky. I used two of the largest petals .
I gave them some shape with my stylist and then glued them together and sprinkled some prills in the center.

I stamped a beautiful sentiment from Heartfelt on one of my panels.

Then I create my floral spray with greenery and flowers that I keep on hand.

I finished the panels with a few other embellishments including a Cheery Lynn bird bath and some Cheery Lynn tiny flourishes,and and IO wishes sentiment.  Happy Birthday Barb. Hope your birthday is as special as you are. Go on over to Barb's blog  and check out her amazing talent and wish her a happy birthday.

I will enter this in the following challenges
Wow Embpssing Powder August Challenge Flowers
Cheery Lynn Back to Nature
Simon Says Beautiful Florals
Scrapy Land


  1. This is not a card, Kathy -- it's a work of art!! Oh my gosh, what an absolutely stunning card!! It truly is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen!! Every detail is spectacular!! What an amazing gift for your friend!! She will treasure this always!! I'm so glad you linked up at Scrapy Land!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Such a gorgeous creation! So many pretty little details!
    Dawn xx

  3. WOW...stunning!!! I had to see what else you have been up to when I popped over from Double D and am so glad I did...I agree with Lisa it is a piece of very beautiful!!

  4. Oh My Word! This is absolutely STUNNING, Kathy! You have made such a beautiful keepsake for our dear Barb, she will adore this for years to come! From that spectacular fold to that beautiful sentiment and then everything in between. This is a masterpiece, a labor of love. A beauty through and through, just like you! Oh and I want one in 15 1/2 years too LOL xo~

  5. Hello, I am the recipient of this absolutely gorgeous card. You can see it is the picture that Kathy has provided, but let me tell you that it is spectacular in real life. All of my birthday cards from last year are on my bulliten board, but this one will go on the shelf next to it. I can enjoy it all year long with the others. Kathy really is so wonderfully creative and she did it inmy favorite color too. The card came in a box of goodies that I will enjoy for a long time. It is all of the little things that make for a great friendship. Kathy and I met on line as she said, some time ago, when she reached out to give me some encouragement. I have been a benifactor ever since. So glad we met.

  6. Well, you have outdone yourself again here, my dear. I'm sure Barb is as thrilled with her card as I was with mine. This is just stunning, and why didn't I know blue is Barb's favorite color. Now I do. As she said, it's all the little things that make a great friendship, and we are all so blessed to have you in our lives. Absolutely over the top gorgeous!!!

  7. Barb is so lucky and will just love this beautiful card you created for her. What a stunning and beautifully colored work of art. You are so very talented!

  8. OMGoodness Kathy this card is an absolute STUNNER. So many beautiful elements and that sentiment is truly true. Talent just ooozes out of your fingertips. Photographs never do the real thing justice. What a special keepsake for Barbara.

  9. Oh it's wonderful! I'm sure this will be treasured!

  10. hello! so many details, gorgeous card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  11. Oh my! This one special card, she will LOVE it I'm sure. That sentiment is so special too.

  12. Oh my! This one special card, she will LOVE it I'm sure. That sentiment is so special too.

  13. The floral spray is absolutely stunning! What a wonderfully special card for a special birthday!

  14. Stunning card !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  15. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

  16. Your card caught my eye over at CLD and I had to "pop" over to have a look. It is absolutely stunning Kathy! Wow! Obviously lots of thought went into this, choosing Barbara's favorite colors and design etc. Very special and a masterpiece!

  17. Gorgeous! Love your flower too! Thanks for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn Designs!