Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Heather! H&M Birthday Blog Hop!

It's our fearless leader Heather's Birthday today - and the H&M Design Team members all wanted to celebrate by making her cards - using her wonderful stamps - and having a blog hop so everyone could share in the fun!

I used images from the set Old English Accessories that is actually a companion set for Old English which is the set the sentiment comes from.

I finally cracked open my package of Fabriano Watercolor note cards - these are 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 square, have wonderful distressed edges and they are super to watercolor on! I have had them for quite some time but have not used them because I was afraid I'd make a mistake and ruin the paper. I stamped directly on the card with Onyx Black Versafine Ink - then watercolored the images using re-inkers and my aquabrush. And - yes - I did ruin my first attempt - I didn't stamp cleanly and had to throw out a card! But I learned from that experience!

This is the Old English Accessories stamp set. Look at all the great images it has!


On the inside of Heather's card I used another sentiment from Old English and the Happy Birthday from the "All About Birthday's" sentiment set.


Here is the Old English stamp set - don't you love these cottages! and look at all the wonderful sentiments included!

And if you just have to have this cute stamp set - come take a look here!

And please check out all the birthday card ideas from the rest of the Design Team!
Carolina

Cindy

Dawn

We wish you a very Happy Birthday Heather!!!
and thanks to you all for stopping by today - I hope you enjoy all the b'day cards we've shared with you!!

Stamps: H&M Stamps - Bridge, Path: Old English Accessories, just down the garden path, Tranquility is waiting: Old English, Happy Birthday: All About Birthday's
Paper: Fabriano Card
Ink: Reinkers: Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, River Rock: SU, Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Ocean Tides Satin Ribbon: Papertrey Ink, aqua brush

16 comments:

Emma F said...

Oh Julia, this is just a darling card ... so serene and charming! Love it. Must be the English in me! LOL!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card Julia!! I LOVE your watercoloring! Aren't the Fabriano's WONDERFUL?! I'm not sure I could watercolor on anything else anymore!!!

~amy~ said...

FABulous FABriano card Julia!! You know that I'm a huge fan of those!!! I'm never a happy camper if I don't get a clear stamped image...especially on the fabriano's!

Dawn Easton said...

Wow Julia, your watercolouring is gorgeous!!! Such a lovely image to use on a one layer card...so clean and crisp!! Beautiful!

Julie said...

Julia, this is soooo cute! I love the coloring! Pretty ribbon too!

Neva said...

So pretty Julia, I know Heather will love it.

Beth Thomas said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Julia! Your watercoloring is fabulous! I so NEED those stamp sets-agh! One downside to being on DT is that all my other stamps are being neglected and I feel guilty buying more! Hope you and your family has a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Hugs!

Kimberly said...

that is lovely!!!!! I love the way you made the inside and outside of the card work together!!!! beautiful coloring too!!!!

Jenn Muraoka said...

Oh wow! The card is a stunner. So AMuse like. I love it. Simple yet it makes a big statement. I think it's the beautiful coloring that makes the card. Job well done once again. I better go wish Heather a big happy birthday.

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so wonderfully thoughtful! Thank you so much for my wonderful birthday wishes from the bestest design team around! I appreciate everything you and all the rest of the gals do, not just for my b-day, but every day!

Hugs to you girlie girl!

Heather

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG!!! How flippin fantastic Julia!!! Its gorgeous!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Julia, this couldn't be more fabulous. Your watercoloring is perfect. Awesome stamp sets. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mothermark said...

How fun that all of you are making Heather birthday cards! She will be getting some wonderful cards! Love this card Julia! Its awesome....


Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs.

Lisa said...

Oh Julia, u never cease to amaze me and inspire me, I love your latest creations.

Lauri said...

Hi! I have been lurking and enjoying all your cards! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Shirley said...

Very elegantly simple! Beautiful!