Happy Birthday Maria, Online Card Class CAS 3 (Optical Illusion), Winnie & Walter Playdate #1, SSS Wednesday 19/3 (Glitter It), Winnie & Walter Join In To Win (March)

Today, we’re celebrating a rather special birthday with Maria from reislingmama, with a party organised by Shirley at shirley-bee … and I’m delighted to be partying along!  Maria’s an amazingly talented and published card maker, who always adds that certain unexpected something to her cards that make you go ‘wow’ … just go over and see!  I love to read her comments, both here and across blogland … apart from encouraging and supportive words, there’s always something in there to have to me smiling or falling about!  Mr Linky’s over at Shirley’s blog, so do pop over and enjoy the gallery of goodness on offer … or make a card yourself and join in the fun!  So, Happy, Happy Birthday, Maria … wishing you a day full of joy and laughter and a year ahead blessed with health and happiness!

Happy Birthday Maria, OCC CAS3 Day 3-3, W&W Playdate 1, SSSW 19-3, W&W JITW March

As Maria always has something unexpected about her cards, I thought I’d try it too … and have a go at creating an optical illusion by stamp layering (demonstrated by Laura on Day 3 of the Online Card Class CAS 3).  I masked off the edges of the card base, stamped the first layer of tiny dots with an Annabelle Stamps border, then used Winnie & Walter’s circles from Big Bang Confetti to create the bubbles.  The bubbles were done in outline first, then filled in with different coloured inks and liberally covered with Wink of Stella.  The HA sentiment was stamped over the top and the ‘lights’ in the ‘More’ were covered with Stickles.  You can just about see the shimmer and sparkle in the photo, but if you want to see it better, click to make it bigger, it’s more obvious!

As well as linking up to the gallery at Online Card Class CAS 3, I’m also playing along at Winnie & Walter’s first Playdate (check out the inspiration picture below … full of bubbles!), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday‘s Glitter It challenge and Winnie & Walter’s Join In To Win March party.

I have another card to post shortly, and hope to have one a little later too … depending on how many chores I get through and how the muse hits me!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!

  https://i2.wp.com/www.onlinecardclasses.com/CS3/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/CS3_paticipant.png          playdate no.1 graphic-mar2014

          Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog          w&w_blogblinkie

31 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Maria, Online Card Class CAS 3 (Optical Illusion), Winnie & Walter Playdate #1, SSS Wednesday 19/3 (Glitter It), Winnie & Walter Join In To Win (March)

  1. Geri G

    Fabulously festive, full of sparkle & glimmer – the perfect way to say Happy Birthday to the amazingly talented Maria! AWESOME job with the bubbles! Beautiful choice colors and amazing job with the stamp layering technique! A+ on your homework!

  2. Bev

    Very cool. You’ve given this the bokeh effect so loved by Maria! Well done, my friend! And if I were your teacher, I’d be giving you an A+ for your homework. Beautiful card, and one I’m sure Maria will love. Can’t wait to see what’s coming up!!! big hugs

  3. c

    Another happy-bubbly card, guaranteed to bring a mega-watt smile to Marie’s face, as it has to mine! This is sheer fun – colourful, peppy, charming – perfect for a celebration! Another ‘gold star’ for completing your homework with awesome style and flair! Hugs~c

  4. Tracey McNeely

    Anita this is such a fabulous card for Maria, you totally captured the essence of the Day 3 technique and added so much dimension to your one layer card. Maria will love this!

  5. lostinpaper

    Oh my, I haven’t even had a glass of wine, I can’t believe I wrote that lol I just came over from her wonderful blog and I suppose was on a roll. But I really do adore your fabulous card and I really have pinned it, please forgive me Anita… maybe I do need a glass of wine lol.

  6. Shona Chambers

    This looks so good and love the texture of the cardstock. And you coloured all the bubbles perfectly, so a fantastic idea to give them a different colour outline. Genius!!

  7. Petra

    Oh, this is such a fun card, Anita and it’s got such a lot of dimension!!! A lot of work has gone into this beauty and it’s all done so perfectly!!! I love how you’ve done the dots and all the glitter added!! This is really beautiful and Maria is going to love it!!

  8. laurafadora

    The perfect birthday card for Maria!! Love your stamp layering on that textured paper!! Beautiful color combo!

  9. maria f.

    Geez, and you worked all that magic on textured cardstock?!?!? Amazingly wonderful results. I just love those dots (I just brought that confetti stamp set back from the US with me. They really got the spacing of those images right, didn’t they?) And stamping the outline different than the inside – another geez. Gotta remember that one. Thanks so much for joining my party. And I hear I missed one for you. Hope your day was happy and that it will be a great year too. Maybe one day we can have a real party somewhere – in Europe or the Midwest!

  10. maria f.

    What a JOY to receive this shimmery beauty in my mailbox today! I am one lucky girl. And it is soooo amazing on that textured CS!!! Merci, Anita.


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