05 October 2016

A special birthday card

Hi there!

Second card today!

This time it's a card I made for my friend's mom who will celebrate her 80th birthday this month.

She asked for something in her mother's favorite color turquoise, and told me her mom loves flowers. She also wanted me to include the special age in the design .

I thought it was the perfect occasion to use one of the flowers from the Brush Art Floral stamp set from Altenew.

For the first time :)

I added my own sentiment (Afrikaans birthday wish) using the font Stylish Calligraphy.

Brush Art Floral Altenew

A closer look:

Brush Art Floral Altenew

I wanted to keep it really simple . All eyes on this amazing flower as single focal point. I wanted to add... something... but nothing seemed right. Not Enamel dots. Not Pearls. Not Sequins.  So I accepted the fact that this card doesn't want to, or need to be embellished!

I used one of the flower stems to create  a subtle frame for the flower to draw the eye in to the beautiful flower.

I've been admiring cards using this kind of flower stamps for so long now, and I must say, when I finished this card, I suddenly felt like an artist! Thank goodness for products which makes it so easy to create, even I can do it!

I used inks from Stamperia and Hero Arts.

I want to share my card at the following challenges :

The flower challenge  ~ Anything goes *** go check out this awesome new challenge blog! ***

Addicted to stamps  ~ CAS

Virginia's view challenge ~ Focal point

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Viv said...

Such a beautiful CAS card Hannelie! I am already in love with that flower....must get that stamp now too!I agree it doesn't need any embellishment as it's just perfect as it is! Thank you so much for playing along at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again very soon ;) Viv xx

Ruth said...

Hannelie, this is gorgeous - and I am so impressed that you let the card just be itself and didn't add any embellishments at all. It is so beautifully clean and simple, with perfect colour choices. So glad you played along with our new challenge! Ruth xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Hannelie: I'm so happy you are participating in our first Flower Challenge with this beautiful card, I always admire your amazing CAS style and this card is a perfect example of it.
Thank you for joining us on our first challenge, we hope you come back and play again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Cheryl W. said...

Ooooooh, the recipient will love this. Your flower is lovely. I love Altenew layered stamps, too. They add so much depth to an image.

- Bellule - said...

SOoo beautiful card !! Love the flower so sweet !!

Bises ♥

Aileen said...

Hi Hannelie looks like half the team has been to visit and cant blame them. What a stunner, as always you so impress me with your eye for design. So beautiful and thank you so much for supporting us in our first challenge.

HJ said...

Beautiful and I'm sure the recipient will love it. TFS

TK said...

Very simplistically GORGeous!

Gerrina said...

Wat is die mooi! Gaaf ook dat je in het blauw hebt gewerkt! Groetjes, Gerrina

Lynn said...

I absolutely love this Hannalie. It's so soft and soothing.

Zelda said...

You are an artist! Beautiful! I'm sure your Mom's friend will treasure it.

Shona Chambers said...

Its always so funny when you try to add embellishments and nothing works, it really is telling you to leave it as is. This image is so beautiful it doesn't need anything else and I bet it was loved, especially being in her favourite colour. Thank you so much for joining our first challenge and hope you come back again to The Flower Challenge!!

Peanut said...

Another elegant entry! You're on a roll, Hannelie. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

Bobby said...

This just shows how beautiful 'simple' can be.