Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Anniversary

Hello!  Today my friend and neighbor is celebrating the 23rd Anniversary of her second birthday. Yes you read that right. You see on 8-8-88 Lanette was blessed with a bone marrow transplant. Her brother was the perfect match. As a result she was completely cured of her leukemia. She calls Aug. 8th her second birthday and this is the 23 anniversary of that most important day. So my card today is for her.

I embossed a scrap of green cardstock with the Swiss Dot EF and lightly sanded the dots. The pink is a scrap of the cardstock I used a few days ago already embossed with those sweet little hearts. I layered on some lace then the purple which I found already scalloped in my scrap file. The sentiment was cut with QuicKutz Cookie Cutter Dies Basic Phrases. I made the flourish using my homemade acetate template and some silver pearls from Michael’s. The butterflies were stamped with versa mark on velum and embossed with white EP, hand cut and layered one on top of the other with iridescent beads for the body. The rhinestones in the corner changes color from a pale pink to a dark purple when the card is moved. I love how the feathers soften the feel of the card. You may notice the lower feather has slipped out of place but it was properly secured before I gave the card to Lanette.

Have an Amazing Day!
Blessings Bernie
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  1. wow use lovely color in designing and designer done brilliant work...

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  2. Totally gorgeous Bernie! How brilliant that your neighbour celebrates her second birthday - bet she loves this card! Now, did you make the acetate flourish before I mentioned it on my blog when I realised I could have saved some money by making my own? It's worked just great! Still laughing over that stamp - Len thinks it's a hoot as well! Big hugs, Di xx

  3. What a lovely story! your card is beautiful love the colours and the embossed background papers also the butterfly, flower and gems its truely lovely:) Sandra H

  4. Beautiful card Bernie for a beautiful day...My Husband does a lot of charity bike rides for the Anthony Nolan bone marrow trust here in the UK,fabulous charity...
    Mandy x

  5. What a wonderful thing to celebrate! I'm sure she will love your card!

  6. Simply adorable, thanks for sharing!
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  7. O wow this is stunning, what an elegant card, love the butterfly and soft colours you used. .. Your friend will surely definitely love this xxx

  8. My goodness, what a wonderful story your friend has to tell. Eight has to be her most favorite number.
    Beautiful card you've made for her. I love these shades of pink and green together.


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