Happy birthday Barbara!

Barbara celebrated a birthday recently. Barbara is a member of a special group of stampers I get to visit on a regular basis. This lovely group of friends always treat each others birthdays with the pomp  and ceremony they deserve. It is customary to make a card and then we all get to oogle each others creations…..I always feel especially privileged to join them on these occasions. So with Barbara’s birthday I really wanted a great card………I’m a bit fond of the old concord crush at the moment – so splashed out and used the coordinating ribbon for the first time. The concord crush was paired with pear pizazz ….what else? I have watercoloured the hydrangea from ‘Because I care’ (a hostess exclusive stamp set) using pear pizzazz ink along with old olive, purely plum and concord crush, on watercolour paper of course!! Watercolour paper is the easiest way to make your colouring look instantly better…….I have used a piece of pear pizazz patterned paper from the stack of papers that cmes in the hostess In colour DSP stack. This has been placed in the square lattice embossing folder (available from the current mini catalogue). I have used a vintage tag (also in the current mini) and stamped the ‘b’ using the rough type alphabet (available in the mini). The adhesive pearls have been added to complete the charm…..

The inside has a piece of confetti white CS stamped with the hydrangea image stamped in pear pizazz and then in concord crush, the sentiment added……a nice finishing touch. The ebvelope is also decorated the both the hydrangea and the ‘b’ motif……..


Now, anyone needing a copy of the mini catalogue or the salebration catalogue? Drop me an e-mail and I’ll have them delivered to your inbox or front door as quick as a wink…………..sharon@lvh.com.au


All images © Stampin’ Up! 1990 – 2011


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