Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Yep, I'm back. lol This is my last post. I wanted to link up a birthday card for Darnell. If you haven't been to her blog you are in for a treat! She is so funny and talented and such a good friend to everyone. She truly is a special lady and today is her birthday. Well wouldn't you know it, I mailed her card off but never took a picture of it. So I made a different card so I could link up with the birthday celebration that Ardyth is having over at her blog, MASKerade. She is another sweet and talented lady too! If you have time check these amazing ladies out!!  Happy Birthday Darnell, I sure hope it was a special day for such a special lady and friend! 

This was a very, very quick card. I used some stamps from MCT, they are water color looking stamps and I used the larger one. I inked it once with barn red distress ink and spritzed it with water before I stamped it. Then I did the same thing with faded denim distress ink. After that I die cut the work "happy" out the center of the red strip and cut it once again out of black. I inlaid the black "happy" in to the negative space adding back in the "loops" in the red. I stamped "birthday" with black Hero Art's shadow ink. I then die cut the stars out of the blue strip, distressed my paper edges and then layered it on to a white card base with pop dots. I added some home made enamel dots and called it done. I have to say that everyone is doing this inlaid die thing and it is so fun to do and I'm glad I gave it a try. I will be doing it again in the future! 

Thanks for stopping by so many times. I love when you guys stop by and sit with me a spell. Your comments surely make my day and give me a nice big smile. I hope you all are having a crafty day or else doing something you love to do. I am trying to enjoy the summer as it always goes by so quickly. I can't believe we are in July already. Wasn't it just May and I was complaining about how cool it was?!! lol Crafty hugs, Brenda




22 comments:

Carol L said...

What a grand card for Darnell, and I'm sure she can relate to the red, white & blue colors since her birthday falls so close to the 4th of July! I love the paint swipes and stars! Great card, and I wish you a wonderful holiday weekend too!

snappy scrappy said...

Another super cute one...you're on a creative roll!! Lee-Ann :)

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Loving the watercolour look .. .. and I am sure Darnell will too!

Have a great day.

Love Jules xx

Stephanie said...

Fabulous birthday card, Brenda. Love the watercolor effect. Great color choices, too.
Have a wonderful 4th.

Tina Campbell said...

All the cards you made for all 3 posts were super cute :) I just the patriotic feel to the cards. I seen on the one post that you had family in, isn't that the best feeling and I agree it is a good worn out, we'll be doing the same here in another couple of weeks :) Whew has it been hot! Busy with outside chores myself, we've had a good Strawberry harvest and now the black raspberrries are in and corn is in tassel. Yes where is the moths going sure is flying by this year. Have a great day there my friend and I wish you a blessed 4th enjoy some of it :) We are going to the hubs sister's camp will be different were usually working in the garden somewhere.

MaryH said...

Awesome card! Love the way you did the inlay...I'm seeing it everywhere, been afraid to try it yet! You just inspired me. Got a fright when I read the bit about it being your 'last post', then saw the 2nd post. That is a great design for a bday card that is so close to our Nation's bday too. Your pearls are just beautiful too...so nice & even. Darnell will love this! TFS & Hugs - MM

jimlynn said...

Brenda, this is wonderful for anyone having a birthday in July! Or any other month too.
Love the swipes of color to resemble a flag! Fantastic!
Lynn

Patti said...

Oh oh I love this!! so fresh and clean! Darnell will love it!

Patti

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the watercolor look!! What a fabulous card!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Bonnie said...

I love this and I'm sure Darnell does too! Great job!!

The Queen (Laura) said...

I definitely love the color choices! The watercolor effect looks great. I hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful 4th of July.
Lots of Hugs,
Laura

Sue - said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Just love your card too - perfect for July 4th and Darnell. Just her sort of card - I'm sure she'll love it.

Sheila H said...

I love the inlay look. Your card is so cute - it has a very happy vibe.

Di said...

Fabulous card Brenda - and I do so love the inlay technique that's so popular right now. Darnell is sure to love this card!

Do come and join us in the Snippets Playground sometime - lots of folk you 'knoow through Blogland' come to play and we'd love to see you join us!

Hugs, Di xx

Sue said...

Fab card Brenda! you are so right about Darnell she brightens my day when I read her blog she always makes me chuckle:) Happy 4th July hope you have a great day lots of huggles Sue xxx

Sherrie K. said...

Oh wow! Love the watercolor look abd the stamping:) Super cute design!
Have a fun 4th of July!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Kellie 0:) said...

Another great creation Brenda. Miss your sweet face around the place. Thanks for the comments on my blog. - You are most welcome to come visit any time :D

Anita in France said...

Darnell will be so touched by your lovely words and fabulous card, Brenda! I love the inset die cut in the bold watercolour stripe ... it's such a great technique that I want to play much, much more with! Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a brilliant red, white, and blue patriotic birthday card, Brenda! Thank you! I feel very spoiled getting TWO of your wonderful cards!! This is a great design and could easily be used for a Fourth of July card!

Right in the middle of the first paragraph the mailman came and brought me your real life card! It is so, so pretty! I love how musical it is and the sweet aqua and yellow balloons! Even the inside is sensational!! Thank you!

And thank you for joining in the surprise linky party for me! Goodness, between this and the NBUS Challenge, everyone is going to get pretty sick of hearing my name all over Blogland!! lol!

Have a great weekend! I hope you both are having some down time and wonderful weather. Mwah! Darnell

D- said...

LOVE your stripes and how the "happy" stands out. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

cm said...

Way to rock the MCT stamps, and especially to use them to create a card for our wonderful Darnell! I've tried spritzing on my stamps, but goodness, the results are a slop-fest mess! Yours here: clean, pretty, soft. I'm in awe! Hmmm...perhaps it doesn't help that I use a spritzer designed for spraying plants - and I shoot the water from quite a distance! I may have to cave in and buy something more 'mini-mist-ier'. Alternatively, I could just stick to plain old stamping *grin* and admire the handiwork of others (like YOU!). Inlaid stars: yep, a perfect special touch!! Hope you're having an amazing weekend. We're at my in-laws this weekend (6 hours'drive) and will be heading back tomorrow. Thinking of you and sending multitudes of hugs your way!!
~c

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So cool! I just love how you did the die cuts!!