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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Happy Birthday to the "Desert Diva"...

Today is the birthday of a wonderful artist and crafter, who also authors the fabulous blog, "Desert Diva." Hannelie is SO talented, often creating beautiful digital sentiments that she shares with the blogging world. She has also been an amazing support to me in my attempts to make a few cards for my family and friends, and I am proud to call her a friend.

If you want to blown away by some gorgeous CAS cards, visit her blog immediately! Once you do, I'm sure you'll want to join me as one of her followers.

I wanted to make a birthday card for Hannelie, using some of the tips I have picked up from her on how to make CAS cards. Here is my attempt:

I started by using a stencil (not sure of the brand) and some gold ink to create a background. Then I stamped my poppy in a bottle on top of the background and also on a scrap of white CS. The stamp set I used is called "Poppies in Bottles" by Stampendous.

I colored the poppy and the bottle that I had stamped onto the piece of scrap CS with some of my ProMarkers.

I also added some Glossy Accents to the bottle to give it a little shine and dimension. Once my bottle was dry, I tied a little piece of red crochet thread around it before adhering it to my card.

On the card base, itself, I colored only the stem of the flower.

For the center of my poppy flower, I added some black microbeads with some Glossy Accents. Then also adhered the flower on top of the one that was stamped onto my card base.

The inside of my card is plain, with only a stamped sentiment from Woodware.

I usually like to dress up the insides of my cards, but this time, I decided to dress up the envelope instead.

First, I made an envelope out of some deep red patterned DSP with my WRMK envelope punch board.

Then I stamped a poppy on the back flap...

...and also one on the front (along with a little poppy bud).

Once again, I want to wish this amazing lady a fabulous birthday filled with family, friends and lots of love. You are a gift to the crafting world, Hannelie, and we appreciate your talent and generosity!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Now scoot on over to Desert Diva for a real treat. But before you do, remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Hannelie said...

How lucky am I to tell that this card is just as pretty IRL as it is on the computer screen!
Cheryl, your kindness touches my heart... and I treasure our friendship.
I had a wonderful day yesterday... sometimes I wish I could stretch the day to last a bit longer!
Love and hugs to you

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty and I love poppies, love the back flap of the envelope, what a great idea.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Good Morning Cheryl...wow what a way to start my coffee break! This card is beautiful. Love every part of it and the envelope is precious. Have a wonderful week

Sue said...

Love how you put this card together. That poppy is colored to perfection and the black beads are perfect centers. I am sure your friend was so pleased with her birthday card.


Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card! The stenciled background looks fabulous! Love the beautiful poppy!

Shanna said...

This is SO pretty mom!!!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Ooooh me likey!! Such a pretty poppy and love your mix of colours. Off to check out her blog ... :)

Taunya Butler said...

Stunningly lovely and just so swoon-worthy!! I love the contrast of the subdued background and the bright, gorgeous poppy!! SO awesome and it has so much visual impact!! Hugs to you!!