Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to a Paper Doll!!!

Even though you are on Vacation... I wish you a very Happy Birthday... a very very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you ... and enjoy your vacation in NH too.. Happy Birthday ANNE HARMON...

I made this card for Anne, and sent it when I thought her birthday WAS... and I was a week early!!!! But she had time to enjoy it prior to going off on vacation.. .so everything that happens, happens for a reason...

Since I was in the middle of setting up a class to teach techniques on resist.. .I made the background paper with a resist technique... (Known as Ghost stamping .... glossy paper, watermark ink and reinkers and then another stamping with Brillance Platinum ink. ) If you look closely you will see that the butterflies are white and the flowers are silver looking... when you move the card around the silver flowers show up...and it gives you the illusion of the flower coming and going... what fun.
I then stamped the rose three times.. one of Anne's all time favorite flower... and painted each one... then I started to cut the rose up... and layer it on the areas that I wanted to build it up... so that when you look at the rose it jumps out at you.. I also did that with a few of the leaves.. added a bow... and put some pearls on it... and was finished... ready to mail..

Of course as you can see it was mounted onto Dotted Swiss.. and also their is a gold line around the spellbinder label... but you can see all that...

Thanks for taking a look... and hope that you have a VERY Happy BIRTHDAY ANNE.. and you are right.. I do need a much needed vactaion.. but I do so love those tea parties... The stories take me longer than the card... LOL.. but it is all fun...

Love, Light and Peace...


  1. Wowza! Bonnie this is totally gorgeous! That flower looks so real! Beautiful coloring! Fabulous!

  2. This is so perfect for Anne with all of this gorgeous, luxurious red!! What a sweet and thoughtful friend you are. I know that Anne will cherish this lovely work of art.

  3. You are so right about the RAKs coming into our lives...we (well, I need to speak for myself and say I) should just take time to do more of that! Thanks for sharing a corner of your life with're a neat lady! Your card for Anne is absolutely stunning! Of course you did it in red - lol - is there any other color for the birthday gal?!

  4. this is a beautiful card bonnie-the nesties showcases your beautiful roses so well-anne loved the card I'm sure

  5. Just gorgeous Bonnie, and Anne will love all the red, perfect little celebration in an envelope, well done!

  6. Oh my Bonnie! what a lovely card for our Anne! the colors are so vibrant and that layered rose is just beautiful!

  7. This one is Anne all the way!! Gorgeous card Bonnie!