Happy Birthday, Kim! Avery Elle #22, CASology #138, SSS Wednesday – 18/3, SSS Work It Wednesday – February

This card is for a wonderful friend … she’s sweet, generous, mega-creative, has me falling about at her great one liners, and is downright delightful!  I had the amazing good fortune of meeting and spending a week with her IRL at the Lake House … and what a joy that was!  So to my fellow BABE, Kim … Happy, Happy Birthday, my lovely friend … have an outstanding day … may your year be filled with love, laughter and abundant blessings!  Your card is winging it’s way to you across the pond as we speak!

Happy Birthday Kim, AE 22, CASology 138, SSSW 18-3, SSSWIW - FebUnless you’re new to the blogosphere, I’m pretty certain you’ll know Kim already … she’s ultra talented, is on numerous Design Teams and is a terrific commenter … and if you don’t know her, you’ll really want to!  So do pop over to see her, enjoy a gentle meander around all that deliciousness and leave some birthday love while you’re there!

For Kim‘s card, I stamped and die cut the Avery Elle blossom and leaves, used Promarkers to add some shading and dimension and added a touch of black Stickles to the centre.  The leaves were adhered flat to a white card panel and the bloom was popped up on foam tape.  I stamped the Papertrey (hugs) and Clearly Besotted (birthday) sentiment, coated it with Wink of Stella and added a black blingy cluster.  The card base was stamped with Papertrey stripes on two sides and I popped the finished panel up on foam tape, nestling it cosily next to the stripes .

As well as scooting across oceans and continents, Kim‘s card is also heading for …

AEI♥U  – Stripes

CASology – Blossom

SSS Wednesday – Spring Pinterest (my take on those sunny yellow daffodils)

SSS Work It Wednesday – Spring

This week’s been a bit over full and I’ve had a few Feedly-less days (hahaha … what’s new!) … so I’m looking forward to roving through blogland during the weekend to see what everyone’s been up to over the last few days … see you there!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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29 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Kim! Avery Elle #22, CASology #138, SSS Wednesday – 18/3, SSS Work It Wednesday – February

  1. chriss58

    Beautiful, gorgeous card Anita! That blossom is absolutely yummy with beautiful shading. Love the composition/arrangement on Kim’s card with the stripes and panel positioning. Love the cut out leaves and the marvelous Birthday Hugs sentiment. Spectacular ! Love! Kim is sure to treasure 🙂

  2. Pam

    What a gorgeous card, Anita. I adore that beautiful bloom, your sentiment is perfect, as are the stripes. Love it! xx

  3. icardeveryone01

    Love this card, for a very deserving, sweet friend, Anita! That yellow blossom is gorgeous, and the bit of PTI stripes makes it look multi-layered… awesome!
    Hugs for Kim, hugs for you!
    =] Michele

  4. TK

    Your card is delightful and I’m sure Kim will just love it. Meanwhile, I’m in LOVE with the stripes along and two edges and how you perfectly met them together to form a perfect corner! Hope you have a wonderful weekend…

  5. Bobby

    Lovely blossom for a lovely lady. Your coloring is gorgeous, Anita, and I agree with Michele, The stripes make it look like pages in an open book.

  6. Geri G

    You have chosen THE perfect image for Kim’s b-day card cuz we all know that she loves to stamp flowers! Your lovely & beautifully shaded flower exudes the same vibrancy as our dear friend does! Such a good idea to add the stripes along the two edges – really highlights the flower and your flawless stamping technique!

  7. serendipitydragonfly

    Hi Anita – What a fabulous card for Kim, love it. The flower is gorgeous and those stripes add such an interesting dimension that at first I wondered just how many layers you’d put on the card!!! lol


    Karen xxx

  8. Brenda

    A gorgeous card Anita, I so love that flower and leaves. I’m sure Kim will cherish this beautiful card. Hugs, Brenda

  9. BarbGhig

    Really gorgeous card, Anita! I love your yellow bloom and your sentiment is perfect! Beautiful CAS design, too…I’m sure Kim is going to love it!

  10. djkardkreations

    Oh, you’ve done Kim’s special day up right with this sweet card, Anita! I’m drooling over the design and the colors! Another winner in my eyes!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Miss you!! Love and hugs, Darnell

  11. Bev

    She is absolutely going to love this card! It’s just perfect for our Miss Kim! Love that large bloom (finally broke down and bought this set!), and the coloring is superb! Those stripes are edgy (sorry, couldn’t resist), and I love them in black. Miss D. is right; another winner here. Love this card. Have a peaceful and quiet weekend, and get some “me” time in. Miss you! Bisous, bisous. xoxo

  12. shirley-bee

    I love the stripes on two sides, Anita – they tie in so well with the gorgeous black sentiment, and they’re a great contrast for the bloom and leaves. A perfectly balanced card!

  13. Petra

    Oh my, how beautiful, Anita!!! Oh, I love this!!! Your flower is stunning and I love the green and yellow you have used for you stamping – the subtle shading is fabulous!!! And those stripes – that is just WOW and it makes this a masterpiece!!!! The sentiment and bit of bling is perfectly in balance with the flower, leaves and stripes!!! Soooooo beautiful, Anita!!!
    Have a lovely Sunday!!!!

  14. kimheggins

    Anita…you are just the BEST! I love your beautiful card, that fine black striping on the side and lower edge of your card is fabulous and really makes your gorgeous yellow flower pop right off your card. Love your sweet sentiment too. Sending hugs of thanks your way for the sweet blog post in honor of my birthday, you are so kind and thoughtful. Can’t wait to see this beauty in person too! Thank you again!

  15. Joyce M.

    Your card is absolutely stunning, and is so very perfect for Kim. I love your design and how you colored that flower. While I was admiring your card, I looked through my sets, and I actually have that one–NBUS, if you can believe it. You have given me wonderful inspiration to pull that set out soon. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  16. Shona Chambers

    I bet Kim fell in love with this beauty!! Just love those Avery Elle flower stamps and love the colour you chose to colour it. And those striped panels along the sides add such a modern feel to the card. Amazing!

  17. c

    An absolutely gorgeous card for dear Kim! The yellow blossom is stunning, and the stripes add such impact! Like many others, I wondered about the number of layers! So awesome! A most incredible card sent from one amazing friend to another!

  18. Jen W.

    The shading on your flower is gorgeous, Anita, and I love the touch of Stickles in the centre of it. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  19. Lorraine Marasigan

    Woo hoo! Awesome job with the coloring on the flower and leaves. Thanks for playing with us at the AEI♥U Challenge:)


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