My Cousin Mary

My cousin Mary and I were very close when we were kids. Her husband Bill is having a 60th Birthday Celebration for her next Saturday so I created this card for her using Sketch #255 over on the OWH blog. My cousin is a wonderful wife and mother and one of the most spiritual people I know. I love her dearly and she has an endless smile that cheers you when you see her. It should be great fun getting together to celebrate this milestone birthday with her and our families.

sketch-255

I printed the Dancing with Daffodils digital image (Power Poppy) onto Tim Holtz Distressed Watercolor Cardstock (smooth side). The inks I used on the daffodils were mustard seed, cantaloupe, spiced marmalade. The leaves were colored with peeled paint and MFT gumdrop green. The little flowers were colored with faded jeans and pearls added to the centers. The sentiment is also from Power Poppy (Set is Short Stacks) which I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and then used Super Fine Detail clear embossing powder (Ranger) on vellum. I popped the last panel up using mounting tape.

Side note on my previous post. So I was working to get a card in on time for Words 2 Scrap By. Created the card, posted it to my blog, and woke up at 3 in the morning realizing that I neglected to upload it to Words 2 Scrap By challenge post. Yes card making is a stress reliever and I am so happy when I have the health and time to make them. I had to laugh at myself when I realized I never uploaded it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

3 thoughts on “My Cousin Mary

  1. I love this card! It’s so cheery & I’m sure Mary will love it!!! Thanks for sharing! Great job!!!

  2. I really like how you colored the daffodils. The yellow is such a bright and cheery color. Great job on your card

  3. Anne,

    What a sweet birthday card for your cousin Mary! She is going to love it! And, I hope you all have a wonderful time at the party. My mother-in-law’s 60th birthday was celebrated with a surprise “This is Your Life” party.

    I had to smile at your Words 2 Scrap By story. While I appreciate the W2SB shout-out, I regret that we are adding stress to you life. LOL

    Thanks so much for joining our sketch challenge at Operation Write Home. We appreciate all that you’ve done for our troops and their families all these years. 🙂

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