Thursday, June 27, 2019

Happy Birthday Loll

Today is a special day.

It's my dear friend Loll's birthday.

A few years ago I wished her happy birthday on my blog and had the wrong date.
I've been afraid to do that again so I've kept quiet.
But this year I'm throwing caution to the wind.


While at the retreat, Trina let me use her new Memory Box Rose Bouquet stamp.

I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white powder,
then with some borrowed Zigs, I colored.  What a wonderful image to color!

I used part of the image for this card and embossed the sentiment on vellum.

I couldn't not use the other part of the image....

Hmmm.  I'm thinking I need this stamp in my collection.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Rose Bouquet (MB), Special Wishes (PB)
Ink:   Versamark
Paper:   Neenah, Vellum, Mixed Media 
Other:  White EP, Zig CCRBM, Rectangle Die


Loll said...

This is one amazing image ... thank you for the Birthday Wishes, dear friend. You have the date right this year!! :) LOVE this card ... it's even more amazing in real life. The colours are so vibrant and such a pretty mix of flowers. The vellum sentiment banner is just perfect. Thank you again for this lovely card!!

And what a fabulous second card from the same set. Wonderful design and again, perfect colouring to create a bright and happy card. xx

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards using this pretty floral stamp set and the colours are just gorgeous, and a great idea to use the vellum for the sentiment on the first so that it doesn't detract from the gorgeous flowers. The three quarter circle frame works well on the second too, and love the style of the sentiment. What a wonderful card for Loll too to wish her a really Happy Birthday and by her comment she obviously adored it. I didn't realise it was her birthday and will be sending my wishes as soon as I can. x

Bunny said...

Two very lovely cards. The flowers are grand. [Bunny]`

Colleen said...

Fabulous card, Bonnie...great images too...another enabler in the group! Gotta love all our enabling friends!

Trina P. said...

Oh my goodness, Bonnie. Your coloring is gorgeous. Love the vibrancy... so cheerful! Yay, to getting Loll’s birthday correct, too. 👏🎉

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, I'm sure Loll loves the card. That bloom background is stunning and both cards are beautiful :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Bonnie - and you did a real Darnell 'twofer' from the one stamp!!

JosieD said...

Oh, Bonnie, what a beautiful card with such a "Loll" feel to it. The stamp image is amazing with the many vibrant, happy colors. What a nice treat for the birthday girl!

Brenda said...

I get dates wrong too Bonnie, drives me crazy. Then I thought I'd mail Loll's card to her as it seems to take a while to get to her and wouldn't you know it got there early. Well better early than late like I usually am! lol Your cards are stunning and I am so loving that stamp you used. Yes, I think too, it needs to be in your stash as well. Hugs, Brenda

I Card Everyone said...

Two birthday cards? Equally beautiful, too! Wow, she must be very special! You are a wonderful friend, Bonnie!
Off to wish Loll an extra day of celebrating!

JoAnn said...

Two beautiful cards. Love the image and your coloring, so pretty.

Marcia Hill said...

Two lovely, lovely cards from that one stamp Bonnie! Loving the bright colors and really like the embossed sentiment on Loll's birthday card, and love that half circle aperture you used on the 2nd card too! Think I might need to check out that stamp too...because, well, I probably don't have enough stamps!! :0)

Nstiz said...

These are both so cheerful Bonnie! Love those happy colors and that image is just beautiful! Your watercoloring is so well done too. I also just love that font from my favorite Papertrey.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, what a pretty and happy bloom cards, Bonnie!
The pink blooms are so lovely and the white heat-embossed sentiment on the vellum strip elegantly blends into the image. I'm sure Loll loved this card too.
Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

Two beautiful and colourful cards. I think the bouquet stamped image is wonderful and so is your colouring. Loll will love it ....What a perfect sentiment too on your first stunning card x.

Jo said...

Oh my, these loose vibrant colours are amazing ...on both cards. This is truly special for a special friend. Both are blissful, ...and beautiful xxx

BożenA said...

I love the vibrant colors of these flowers. White embossing is very subtle and perfectly holds the color in check. loll certainly was delighted. The second card is equally delightful.