Monday, 9 January 2017

For a 'Special Aunt'

Over the weekend I had the absolute pleasure celebrating
a huge milestone birthday for my husband's Aunt.
She has turned '90' and is still so full of life laughing and living.
I may add that her sister who is 93 is doing the same!
It was a huge family get together and was such a happy
day with the weather  - just perfect.
Of course I had to make a special card and went with
soft colours and the beautiful stamp set from Altenew
Beautiful Day. I hope I did it justice.
 I chose the top left inspiration photo
(Double D Challenge below)
 as my feature point being floral. The colour of my flower
is not the same as the photograph but the smaller flowers
do have a touch of apricot blending in.
My new stamp positioning  tool came in so handy
as I stamped the images all at once.
I did stamp a second one and die cut it to
add on top for dimension.
I inked up my rose with various coloured inks
and touching it up with metallic water colour paints
which has given it a lovely sheen.
The centre of the flower has been dotted with
a white uniball.
Sentiment is also from this stamp set.
Added a piece of mulberry paper to the side
some pearls and corner rounded to finish.

I am going to join in the Birthday Celebrations over at
Double D Challenges for their  Anniversary Celebration

and Seize the Birthday
for their Anything Goes Birthday

That's it for this time round.
Thanks for dropping in.
I love reading your comments by the way!


Cheryl Wright said...

Beautiful card, Ina, and a wonderful milestone!

Suchi said...

Wow! Gorgeous card Ina!! Happy New Year to you !:)
Suchi xx

Sharyn Polesel said...

Ina this is beautiful and very sweet! I hope she had a wonderful birthday!

Diane said...

Gorgeous birthday card and I would imagine your Aunt loved it as pretty!! Thank you for joining our celebration at Double D!
Diane DD DT

Judy Woodland said...

This is just gorgeous, your husband's aunt will love it. I'm pinning - I seem to pin a lot of your work. I love the soft colors, and the rounded corners add so much. It's just a beautiful card!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is gorgeous! And, I bet that special Aunt love it as well. Great design and I love the colors on those beautiful flowers.

Kathy Krug said...

Just gorgeous Ina. Love your layout and the beautiful flower.

Bobby said...

Your card is beautiful, Ina. I'm sure your aunt loved it.

Darlene said...

WOW this is just beautiful Ina! Love your design and I'm sure your aunt was THRILLED! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Cheri said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! What a wonderful birthday to celebrate and how wonderful for both she and her sister that they still have each other and are so well.

Nancy said...

Yeah Ina! So excited to have you in our gallery at STB! I can't imagine being 90! I am so sure she absolutely loved this card! One of my favorite sets and you have showcased it beautifully! Thanks for being a part of our gallery at Seize the Birthday!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Sounds perfect for your aunt. So glad everyone had a wonderful day. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday

Donna Phelan said...

How wonderful to celebrate such milestones, may we all be so lucky! LOVE your card, absolutely beautiful! The flowers are gorgeous, large and small clusters. I have this se and have not used the smaller ones much, but you have inspired me! Great design and layout too! Simply Fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

Leslie Miller said...

This is so beautiful! I know your aunt-in-law must have loved it. It's easy to see much thought and love went into it. Thank you so much for sharing in our Double D anniversary challenge!