Sunday, July 24, 2011

Quick (Birthday Card) Post....

My middle child turns 18 tomorrow/today....hard to believe.   In fact, this was a banner year for birthdays in our house.  My oldest turned 21, my middle is now 18 and my youngest turned 16.  All birthdays that  have a lot of significance attached to them.  And my dear husband, well, he turned 50 a few months back.  Me you ask?  Well, I'll be turning, um, ah 30!  Yeah, that's right....30 near the end of summer!  Anyhoo-here is the card I made for Clarice.  I used a Northwoods stamp, watercolor pencils and then stamped the butterfly a second time on a piece of acetate and then popped it up, wings in flight, over the colored butterfly.  Think I like this...I will have to work with style more.

                                                                    
Take care and enjoy your day.  And, Thanks for stopping by!

Be well,
Sheila

10 comments:

Barb said...

Happy Birthday to Clarice! Gorgeous card, Sheila! She'll love it!

Lisa said...

Sheila, I blew this photo up to get a closer look and that butterfly is to die for! Love the effect you achieved with the top layer of acetate- the light sort of shines thru to the white below kind of like stained glass- beautiful! Too bad you are not closer- I'd have you give me a lesson on color!
Happy birthday to your daughter!

Anne said...

What a stunning card Sheila- love all the colors here and I hope Clarice has a fabulous birthday!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sheila you certainly do have special birthday's this year and what a beautiful card to celebrate your daughter's. The coloring is fabulous. Aren't we all about 30?!

Jill said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! Love this card. It's an absolute stunner! And that butterfly has me drooling all over my keyboard!!!

Maureen Morton said...

What a great idea to use acetate for the butterfly and what a glorious card! Your daughter will be delighted. Love visiting here - it is so bright and cheery!

AnitaRex said...

What a striking card! Seriously gorgeous! I am amazed by your coloring! And yes what a year for birthdays! :> 30 forever right?

Judy1223 said...

Sheila, what an exciting year of birthdays you have going on! How wonderful! Im sure Clarice will adore this beautiful card...the butterfly is STUNNING!

Anette said...

Beautiful card, Sheila! Just wanted to let you know me and my family are ok, we were not directly effected, thankfully. Aching for all those who were injured and killed though!

susanne said...

What a gorgeous card Sheila! Your butterfly is amazing! Happy birthday to your dear daughter!