Tuesday, 20 October 2015

NBUS Someone Special's Birthday Card...

Hello there Folks!!

I have been doing some uploading of my photographs that were on my camera and came across lots of things I have not yet blogged - oops!!

So I thought I should shift my little butt (in my dreams!) and share them with you. 

Here is a card I made for the Queen of Snippets - Miss Di, for her birthday which was last month!! 

I remembered I had some Chinese backing papers which I had bought a VERY long time ago, but was keeping for "best".  So I dug them out and having cut it to size (5x7) I inked it up with my splatter stamp around the edge and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I also then added some words to express the moment.

I then took a piece of white card and  I stamped with Versamark ink with a new flowery stamp and embossed with white embossing powder before inking the whole piece with Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose DIs, I then used my favourite spritz n flick technique and stamped the sentiment and bee (NBUS - Graphic 45).  
  
I took my NBUS Lily Stamp from Sheena Douglass (well over a year old!) and stamped it up with Versamark and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Once it was dry I then painted with DIs to colour it all in, fuzzy cut it out and ten using my pokey-things-with-balls-on-to-3D it and make some texture. You know what I mean!  I cut out the die (it was new when I did it).
Then all I had to do was layer it up and get it into the post for my friend.

As I had all the stuff out, I set about making another to go in my box for future use, which actually wasn't long.  

This time I used the Abandoned Coral ink.  Isn't it lovely?



I am going to link this up with Mrs Snippets herself so I shall see you all at the Snippets Playground.  Does anyone know if the ice-cream man is coming round still, or has he packed it all away until next year?

Thanks for calling by.

Hettie

13 comments:

Di said...

Even better in real life Sam! And it's clear you put loads of work in - mwah!

Hugs

Di xx

Barb said...

Lucky Birthday Girl! It's a beautiful card with lots of different techniques used. The background paper looks lovely the way you've done it and I like that lily stamp. Barbxx

SARN said...

I think the ice cream van has stopped coming round. But it's pumpkin carving classes next week. Have you signed up for them yet?

LOVING the look of this ultra pretty card. Perfect for Di.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love the frame and I bet Di loved it.
Haven't been in for weeks myself and I expect he has packed it in now but it could be bonfire toffee and parkin very soon.

Kath x

Sue said...

Really beautiful Sam xx huggles Sue xx

Jean said...

A Beautiful card, so pretty. Lovely flower stamp and die cut.
Jean x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Pretty, pretty card with that lovely flower and frame.
Wishes
Lynne

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful work huni! And I know Miss Pixie will love and treasure it. Still trying very hard not to buy any new ink pads lol! Karen xx

Diane said...

Wow Hettie, love the gold lettering and leaf edges on your beautiful design.

Hugs Diane

LesleyG said...

Lucky girl, this so so pretty xxx

lisa said...

I thought I recognised that stamp, Sam. It's made a really beautiful card. No wonder Di was thrilled to receive it.
Hugs Lisax #19

Darnell J Knauss said...

That's such a lovely card, Sam! I'm sure Di has it front and center in her treasure box, if not still prompted up on the mantle!! I hope things are a bit more settled for you. Sending hugs, Darnell

butterfly said...

So, so pretty... the spring colours are lovely and the delicate gilded touches are great.
Alison xx