Happy Birthday, Geri! Color Throwdown #352, Little Tangles #58, CAS-ual Fridays #141, SSS Wednesday 22/7, SSS Work It Wednesday – July

Today, I’m wishing my lovely, fun, enthusiastic, generous and super talented friend and fellow BABE, Geri, the happiest of birthdays!  We met … yes, in real life … and she’s just as wonderful, sweet and creative in person as she is in blogland!  Just check out her blog, Manitoba Stamper and you’ll see exactly what I mean!  So, for you, Geri, my dear friend … Happy, Happy Birthday … may you have the most splendid and fun filled day … and may your year be brim full of love, joy and laughter!  I made you this card (which is on it’s way!) …

Happy Birthday Geri, CT 352, N&T 58, CFC 141, SSSW 22-7, SSSWIW JulyI die some partial die cutting with the Winnie & Walter ‘happy’ … and white embossed the Neat & Tangled sentiment onto the attached remaining border panel.  The die cut then acted as a guide for the circle design.  I drew a pencil line round an MFT circle die, stamped the SSS Lots of Dots around the edge of it, and double embossed over the top of each … once in shimmery EP, once in clear.  The die cut panel was popped up on foam tape … and I was done!  There’s lots of sparkle on those dots … want to see?

Happy Birthday Geri, CT 352, N&T 58, CFC 141, SSSW 22-7, SSSWIW July, DetailThe design for this card came from an insurance company advert … there were five (unshimmery) circles looped over the name … figured you’d love that graphic look, Geri!  Now I look at it, though, I feel sure I’ve seen something similar in blogland somewhere … if anyone can enlighten me, I’ll edit to add a link and credit!

As well as it flitting across oceans and land masses, Geri’s card is heading to …

Color Throwdown – Lime, Aqua, Light Grey, Dark Grey … I know the aqua looks a smidge blue in the photo … it’s much more turquoise-y than it looks!

Little Tangles – Die Cutting … I used the Neat & Tangled birthday sentiment.

CAS-ual Fridays – Embossing … my second entry

SSS Wednesday – Sparkle and Shine … all those shimmery dots

SSS Work It Wednesday – Die Cutting … first entry

Hope you had a fabulous weekend!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!


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43 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Geri! Color Throwdown #352, Little Tangles #58, CAS-ual Fridays #141, SSS Wednesday 22/7, SSS Work It Wednesday – July

  1. thepaperbaker

    One of my fav birthday cards! Love how it looks like the dots are shooting out of the happy 🙂 The colors are FAB too! She’s going to LOVE it…. way to go 😉

  2. Geri G

    Yep…Ardyth was righht….Geri LOVES, LOVES, LOVES this stunning graphic beauty! Awesome job on the partial die cut – with only the slimmest of paper to catch the bottom of the two letters! You already know how much I am loving the perfectly placed shimmmmmmery dots too 🙂

    Your post made my heart smile sooooo big. Must admit though that the smile was accompanied by a longing squeeze for all you dear LH pals. But it was a good and happy squeeze!

    Thanks Anita! Miss you tons XX OO

  3. Michele Ferguson

    Another masterpiece for a dear friend, Anita! Very clever, no matter where the inspiration came from, the execution is spot-on [pun intended]. Happy birthday included for Geri!
    =] Michele

  4. lollthompson

    LOVE this design Anita. I have never been able to figure out the partial die-cutting … it looks so awesome with your large sentiment. Will have to give it another try. Love the shimmery row of dots. xx

  5. susannev2014

    Oh, my what a fantastic, graphic, sparkly birthday card! So perfect for Geri! And so flawlessly executed! I am blown away!

  6. djkardkreations

    What a stunning card for our little friend and fellow BABE, Anita! Geri will love it! I love that you got your inspiration from an insurance advert!! The gloss is divine!! Enjoy your day!! Miss You Hugs and Mwahs, Darnell

  7. Brenda L.

    Oh my what a beautiful card you have made for Geri! I love the festive dots that shimmer and sparkle! Love this design, I haven’t yet tried the partial die cutting, but love the look and love your look of yours! Fabulous card for a fabulous lady! Hugs, Brenda

  8. Nora N

    This is lovely!! I really like your partial die cut and those totally fun shimmery dots. Fabulous design!! (I have not tried partial die cutting yet because it terrifies me. I might actually try it now after seeing this!!)

  9. BarbGhig

    This is really fabulous, Anita! Your partial die cutting is the perfect touch and I love how the circles are cascading in an arch in all those shimmery colors! I’m sure Geri is going to find a special place to display this lovely and thoughtful card!

  10. Petra

    So much wonderful depth and movement in this card, Anita!!! And everything is so perfectly done – from the lovely die-cut and stamped sentiment to the lovely embossed circles there is just not a single thing out of it’s perfect position!!!! Wonderful card for a very special lady – she is going to love it as much as I do!!!!!
    Have a great Tuesday!!!

  11. born57

    Love the way the circles look and the way you made them Anita! This looks fabulous and I am sure Geri will LOVE this one. Gorgeous design!

  12. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Stunningly beautiful – love those graduated dots and the shine and shimmer of them makes them extra special! Advertisement can be very inspiring – after all they employ graphic designers – I wish I have a background in that….Fabulous birthday card – I can see it winning in all those challenges :))))

  13. Barbara Roe

    Wonderful birthday card for Geri and she will love it. Your inspiration is something I would do, maybe we all do. Great color choices. Hope your summer is going well. My best, Barb

  14. kimheggins

    Fabulous card Anita…I know Miss Geri will love your amazing card! The colors are fabulous and love all those shiny dots, just as sweet as can be!

  15. Joyce M.

    I’m sure this card is a lot prettier and more fun than the insurance ad that inspired you. Love your design–the partial die cutting and those fabulous glittery circles are wonderful.

  16. Virginia L.

    Beautiful design all around! Love the shine from the DOUBLE embossing, Anita! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Sparkle and Shine” Challenge!

  17. TK

    Wonderful card! Love it, as I’m sure Geri will too – Happy Birthday to her, even though I haven’t had the pleasure of a meet!

  18. Bev

    Late. That’s me. Late for celebrating Geri, and late with commenting on your super duper card. And sweet post. I know Geri loves this; it’s sooo “her!” Beautiful colors and the shine is a perfect addition without being overdone. You’ve kept it perfectly CAS. And I’m loving this card. You’re so good at this whole cardmaking thing. How’s the maison coming along? And your weather? Hot here, and d-r-y. Will chat more later my dear sweet amazing friend. : )

  19. chriss58

    I love these glossy dots of colour all lined up in a perfect arc! A stunning birthday card for Geri!
    Have a great day/ weekend friend!

  20. cmayne

    What else can I add that hasn’t already been said? Hmmm…how about I LOVE your card! You’ve captured Geri’s style wonderfully and given it a fabulous Anita-esque twist! Simply marvelous!


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