Friday, August 23, 2013

Happy Belated Birthday, Marybeth!

Today we are having a little belated birthday blog hop for our lovely friend Marybeth Lopez!  She is such a sweet person, always leaving such kind and encouraging comments for us all.  And WHAT an elegant card maker, too!  I always love her graceful designs with just the right amount of detail.

I tried to make a card that would fit her style and thought the peacock feather from Waltzingmouse Stamps Funky Feathers would do the trick!



Here's a close up of the feathers.


The outer portion is stamped in Memento's new Luxe Pigment ink (in Teal Zeal) which is fabulous stuff!  I colored the inside with a lilac Copic marker and then used the colorless blender around the edges.  The inside purple is A Muse Studio "Grape" pigment ink.  The center dot is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black with a small black rhinestone over the top.  I outlined each feather with a BG10 Copic and then sponged lightly over all of the "white" areas of the cardstock with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress ink.  Phew!  It was fun to get inky like that!



I stamped the sentiment from Big Day-Today in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Detail Gold embossing powder from Stampendous.  I didn't really want to cover up the feathers after all that inking!

I hope you had a wonderful day, Marybeth...and an awesome weekend coming up to boot ;)! XO

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21 comments:

Jill Norwood said...

Kelly this is such a beautiful Birthday card for our dear Marybeth! Love the feathers and how you colored them! Such a great background! :)

Kara said...

So pretty!! Great stamping and I love the touches of gold!

Cathy Weber said...

Oh Kelly...what a beautiful card and it reminds me of watercoloring! Love the effect you achieved. Those are the cutest feathers and along with that elegant sentiment, Marybeth will love it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Stunning card Kelly, Marybeth will love it and the gold embossing is fantastic!

Marybeth said...

Wow , Kelly what a gorgeous card! This was a huge surprise and I am so happy and honored to see you here too. I love the card you made trimmed in gold and the sentiment is beautiful.. so glad I have that set. You sure made the funky feathers look so elegant!
Thank you so very much!

Happy Dance said...

Super fun card, and perfect for a birthday card. Love the vellum panel, and the colors for the feathers. Wonderful card. Bev

artful-notions said...

Kelly, this is drop dead gorgeous! Your technique produced a beautiful card for a beautiful lady! It was fun, wasn't it?

Bonnie said...

Such pretty feathers, Kelly! And the embossed vellum is so elegant!

Sue Lelli said...

Kelly, LOVE the feather and the black sequins! GORGEOUS! LOVE the vellum with the sentiment! STUNNING card for Marybeth!

Kristie Goulet said...

What a great card for Marybeth!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful birthday card for Marybeth, Kelly. Great peacock feathers and vellum with the gold ~ outstanding!

Jeanne J said...

Oh Kelly I am drooling over those close ups where I can see the gold foil paper, gold embossing, and the gem centers on the feathers. Your colors are so rich and elegant!

Lisa said...

the feathers are fabulous, pretty colors too! Marybeth will love this ;)

Inkyfingers said...

I just love the teal and purple colours together - so rich and beautiful. I love how you made the beautiful background which is a perfect foil for the sentiment.

Renee said...

Gorgeous!!
Love the colors you used...teal and purple! :)
And the touch of gold is perfect...
Marybeth will love this beauty! :)
Now I want to pull these out and play! :)

Sharron said...

Gorgeous, Kelly! Your feathers are so beautifully stamped and the black pearl is perfect! Love the touches of gold and the vellum panel for your sentiment!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What wonderful paper and card you have designed, Kelly! You gave Marybeth a card worthy of her beautiful style and attention to detail!!

laughadaisy said...

This is a beautiful card to celebrate sweet Marybeth. ;-) I love the gorgeous colors you've used, and the sentiment overlay is fantastic. Beautifully done!

Joyce said...

This is just beautiful. All that incredible stamping and wonderful details. I would not have wanted to cover or cut any of that stamping either, so your sentiment on vellum is perfect. I can see Marybeth swooning over all of that gold embossing. How fun to have you at the party.

Vickie Z said...

Love how you used this feather!! Looks wonderful!! The colors are fabulous and love the sentiment in gold!!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty and cheery colors...just perfect for a birthday card!