Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom

Well tomorrow is the big day, Mom's 89th Birthday! From the moment Nichole introduced her Year of Flowers series, I was hoping she would include Gladiolas for August. It's Mom's favorite flower and I try to get them for her birthday whenever possible. Grandpa never forgot. And if he didn't have any in the garden, then he'd go find them somewhere. I can usually get them up the hill from us at an Amish farm, but the last two years they were done by now. If I don't have any luck, at least I'll have these to give to her.




I didn't have lots of time and was so happy when my order came last week. I cut some corners by stamping the image on a tonal pink CS and just shaded the centers and colored the leaves. Then I cut it out - eek! - I didn't lose too much, just a few hairs. (I hope they were the gray ones) Then I popped it on a layer of Berry Sorbet. The ribbon was originally white and colored with Copic R20. I like how it turned out.

I hope you enjoyed your stop. Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Berry Sorbet, K&Company Pink textured, tonal and green PP
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: PTI YOF Gladiolus, Mixed Messages
Other: Copics, Martha Stewart tag punch, ribbon remnant

24 comments:

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Your card is really gorgeous! Wishing your mom and yours a very Happy Birthday!

xoxo

Aimes said...

Bravo for cutting out that image!!! I wouldn't dare LOL! Your colouring is fabulous!
Beautiful card, my dad is a huge fan of Gladiolas too!
Wishing your mom a very happy birthday for tomorrow!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Rhonda said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! The card is gorgeous. Love the ribbon colored w/ the copic.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

*gasp* STUN-NING!!! You're not making it any easier for me to wait on my order Linda - this is a masterpiece!!

sugacatz said...

I just love everything about this card. I love your colouring and cutting and i adore berry sorbet. Your mum will adore this! Fabulous. Lesley

Hquinzelle said...

This is gorgeous, it must have taken forever to cut out!! I am sure your mom loved it.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is just STUNNING! Now I'm off to subscribe to your blog, don't know why I haven't done that before ;)

Noora said...

This is really beautiful! cheated or not..its really neat! well done!

annheidel said...

Very pretty card!

IamDerby said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I cant believe you cut it out, talk about some scissor skills! It looks beautiful.

Sharron said...

Just AWESOME! How wonderful to have a set of your mother's favorite flower. Know her birthday will be special when she sees this lovely card! And to think you cut it out!!! Love the luscious ribbon against the berry sorbet!

Dana said...

Truly beautiful Linda. WOW.

Cammie said...

Linda, this is stunning! Bravo to you for cutting those glads! I hope your mother has a lovely birthday; I know she will love this beautiful card!

Susan said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card!!!

peggysue said...

Whoa you created a masterpiece, what a GREAT sketch and job using those glads! I am sure she will love it, if not, you have my address!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This is beautiful! Love your coloring of the flowers and you mother will be able to keep 'these Gladiolas' as long as she wants. Mine are just starting to bloom and they are so pretty. Happy B-day to your mom!

Terri said...

What a pretty card. I bet your mom will love it. Hope she had a great birthday!

Cathy Weber said...

This is absolutely beautiful. The way you cut them out and the ribbon are so soft and pretty. Your mom must have loved it.

Monica K. said...

This is really beautiful! I am amazed how wonderfully you cut out those flowers. That sheer ribbon is so beautiful too. Really great card!

Angy said...

Beautifully done! You did an excellent job of cutting it out as well. Wow! and the colors are great too.

Dana said...

This card is stunning! I love the angle of the focal image and the way you colored the ribbon!
I hope you don't mind, but I featured a couple of your projects on my blog here!

Babies- Beth said...

Wow, can't believe you cut them out! It's beautiful!!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow! This is AMAZING!!

Kristii said...

Soooooo very pretty!!! I love the fussy cutting!!! Happy Birthday to your mom!!!