Thirteen years ago at exactly this precise hour of the day, my daughter came screaming into this world and would delight my life forever. This is her special birthday card and I'm so happy to share it with all of you today.
|Hilary Alexandra Basel|
Hilary has always loved bunnies - actually any animal at all for that matter. So when I saw this rubber stamp called "Smell the Flowers" by Chrissy Armstrong released at Whimsy Stamps earlier this year it reminded me of my dear daughter and I knew it would be perfect for her. I first saw this stamp on Whimsey DT's Annika Ryan's blog and her card was my inspiration for this one.
I've colored the image with Copics and added little bits of soft color on top of that with Prismacolor pencils. The background was watercolored using SU Marina Mist and Avocado stamp pad ink. And I've used the beautiful papers from Basic Grey's Picadilly and Sweet Threads collections. Spellbinders Labels #17 dies were used to create the frame around the image and Beaded Circles Nesties for the blue doily diecuts. The glittered butterfly, flowers and pearl swirls embellish the card and it's finished off with an off-white satin ribbon.
We have a wonderful celebration planned for Hilary - suiting her official entry into her teens. I think she'll adore this card and will know the love that went into creating it for her. Happy Birthday my dear beloved daughter!
I offer this card in the following challenges today:
Whimsey Inspiration Challenge #15 - Flower Power - Flowers and a Sentiment
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #138 - Punch It - Punches and Diecuts
Hooked on Craft Challenges #12 - Something Punched - Punches and Diecuts
Paperminutes Challenge #191 - Children's Birthday
City Crafter Challenge #83 - Four-Legged Friend
Flutterby Wednesday Challenge #180 - Open Challenge
Polka Doodle Challenge #45 - Swirls and Pearls
Pattie's Creations Challenge #33 - Birthday or Thanksgiving
Cuddly Buddly Challenge #20 - Double Trouble - Feature two characters
Basic Grey Challenges #57 - Mix 'n Match - Use multiple BG paper collections
Penny Black Allsorts Challenge - November Monthly - All Creatures Great and Small
Crafting When We Can Challenges #6 - Female Birthday
2 Sister Challenges #65 - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by today!