Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Carol

Today several of us are saying Happy Birthday to our friend, Carol. The complete list can be found HERE (thanks to Bev for organizing this!) 
I don't know how Carol found my blog, but some time ago I started getting her exuberant comments always lifting my spirits. We became friends & hope to meet in person when she's back in my neck of the woods.  She's not a fan of the cold, snowy winters where she lives, so decided to make her a card looking toward Spring. I die cut the Penny Black iris, 51-005, from old purple glitter paper I've had for years.  The negative was cut with Spellbinders Labels 10. Then I die cut the iris again from white cardstock & stamped it lightly in aqua with Penny Black's music background, 2025M, before putting it in the negative cut. The card front was dry embossed & the edges were sponged with the same ink. The sentiment from Penny Black's friendship, 30-160, was stamped on vellum, cut into a tag, matted with vellum & attached with a bow. 
Happy, Happy Birthday, dear Carol!  Hugs, Greta
Edited to Add: Playing along with SSS Monday--use a stamp.


25 comments:

  1. This is such a gorgeous and elegant card...from the dry embossing to the die cutting and the vellum, wow!

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  2. So lovely and sweet! he purples so wonderful for Carol! She will treasure this so!!!!!

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  3. OH MY GOODNESS! Greta, I'm sooooo touched, honoured, ecstactic - in fact, I can hardly write, the tears are welling up - good tears of joy! Your words are heart-warming (yes, meeting in person is a must!) and your card absolutely, wonderfully, delightfully and 1000% beautiful! Wow! How did you know irises are one of my favourite flowers? They grew in abundance - yellow+purple, pink+white - in my yard in Edmonton, and oh, how stunning they were. Yours here couldn't be more perfect, and the sentiment embossed on vellum...swooon! Elegant, gorgeous - and I'm beyond belief, over the moon thrilled you created this for me! LOVE it! Once again, I'm reminded that 'finding you' has been such a gift; one most treasured! Have a fabulous day;you've made my absolutely sparkle!! Hugs X hugs ~ c

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  4. Greta a beautiful card for Carol, she is going to love it!

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  5. So pretty!! You card looks so elegant!!

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  6. Gorgeous card, Greta! Love the vellum sentiment and your stunning flower!

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  7. Wow WOW this is gorgeous! And reading Carol's little note, brings back special memories for her too! What a perfect card for her!!

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  8. Love the bold drama of this gorgeous birthday card!

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  9. Oooh, Greta, this is just lovely ... elegant and bold and oh so feminine ... gorgeous!

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  10. So pretty Greta, carol is sure to love this!!

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  11. Brilliant use of the die!
    you are so clever ;)
    Lovely card, I'm sure Carol will cherish it!
    Thanks Greta!

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  12. EEEK! Oh my word, Great, this is scrumdidlyicious in every single detail! When I clicked to enlarge it, I sat here for a long time just eyeballing all the elements. Carol is a lucky, lucky lady to be the recipient of this masterpiece!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. beautiful card, greta! the purple and aqua is so pretty... love the vellum tag!

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  14. This is gorgeous! It's so striking with the silhouette and then the soft vellum tag.

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  15. Sooo pretty and elegant!! Gorgeous card!!

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  16. beautiful card Greta, love the texture paired with the soft vellum. Merry Crhistmas :)

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  17. The die cutting on this card is amazing! I love irises and I think the glitter paper gives it a bit of winter sparkle - just like snow and ice! It is a very beautiful card!

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  18. this is very pretty Greta. Lovely colours.

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  19. Such a stunning card! All the elements are wonderful together, but I'll admit that I'm in love with your vellum tag! Your card is full of beautiful colors with an awesome design, and I just knew Carol would love it!! So glad you were able to help celebrate Carol's birthday! Bev

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  20. Fantastic Card, Greta. Love the die inside of a die.

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  21. So pretty Greta! Love the vellum tags and beautiful embossed background!

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  22. What a beautiful card! The sentiment on the vellum is amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  23. Greta, this is an amazing card, and that vellum tag is the perfect detail!! What a great design!! I have some cyber friends that add much to this stamping and blogging experience! Merry Christmas!!

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  24. I love irises and this is a beauty! Love that you stamped aqua on it and how it looks with the purple!

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  25. GOOOOOOORGEOUS! I love the vellum tag--- what a fabulous little extra detail! Beautiful design-- this is perfect for Carol <3

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