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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Special Birthday Card

My mother is turning 80 next month, so I wanted to make her an extra special birthday card.  I pulled out an old, wood-mounted stamp from CTMH called Paris Floral because it's one of my all-time favorites.  Old and a favorite. Sounded like a good combo for Mom.


I recently took a water coloring class and learned this nifty trick...use lots of water. I know, right?  I also learned not to stress when colors bleed into one another.  For this perfectionistic soul, that's tough.

I'm entering it in the following challenges:
My favorite part of this card is the sewing.  Mom used to teach Home-Ec, so it felt like I was personalizing it just for her.  Now...shhh, don't tell her that I plan to hand-deliver it.  I'll be flying in for the surprise celebration then head out to help my son for about a month so that, when I turn 80, he has as many fond memories of me as I have of my mom.

Until next time,
Becca

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I am sure your Mum (Mom looks strange to me as an Aussie) will love it. I will have to give some of the techniques on this card a go.

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  2. Becca beautiful card for your Mom, have birthday to her. Lovely watercolouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Muse this week!

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  3. This is gorgeous! Your mom is sure to love it ! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  4. The watercolouring on this card is fabulous! I saw on FB that you said you embossed in clear, ironed the card and the powder mostly came off - will have to try that! This is simply spectacular. I know your mom will love it. (You should print a copy of this post to take for her as well so she can read your beautiful words.) Congratulations on another fabulous project!

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  5. Oh, this is so beautiful! I love it!

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  6. This is fabulous water colouring. It does feel good to let the 'control' go for a change! So lovely you added the stitiching for your Mum, perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept x

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  7. Stunning watercolouring and a fabulous result. Great blooms and thanks for sharing at ATCAS this week. Sarah

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  8. Love this water colored card. So pretty.

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  9. Beautiful water coloring. So pretty.

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  10. Your flowers are gorgeous and the blue background really highlights their beauty. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  11. Beautiful watercoloring. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
    Jaydee

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  12. Beautifully watercoloured - love how the blue background really makes the flowers pop! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

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  13. This is such a pretty watercolour card! I'm sure your mum will love it. Love the gorgeous colours against the blue background.

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  14. Lovely flowers, beautiful watercoloring. :)

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  15. Love the watercolor on the card and the background to make those flowers pop!

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  16. Extra special indeed! This is stunning!! Your coloring is really lovely. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  17. Oh wow this is just lovely! Your colouring is just gorgeous and so striking. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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  18. Beautiful card, your watercolouring is wonderful. love the colours you used.

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  19. She is going to love this gorgeous creation!!! Thanks for sharing it with us here at the Card Concept!!!

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