Thursday, February 26, 2009

Loving Birthday Wishes

My friend Nancy asked me a while back if I would make for her a special birthday card that her yoga class could give to their instructor. This is a very special birthday for her yoga instructor and the class wanted to surprise her. Her yoga instructor is going to be 85 years old. She is an extraordinary woman still very active and makes her class of "young-uns" (50 and 60 year olds) work hard to keep up with her in class.


I knew immediately that I wanted to use this Stampin' Up! set titled, "Touch of Nature." The "Loving Birthday Wishes" sentiment is from an Anna Griffin set. I've had the handmade background paper for ages and it seemed perfect for a birthday card in the requested nature theme. I colored the image with Tombow markers and colored a second bird and mounted it on pop dots to give the bird dimension. Next I added some Prima flowers and pearls and skeletin leaves. The scalloped border is made with a Martha Stewart border punch.

I need to get back to my son's wedding preparations. We leave for the wedding in England in less than a week and I still have much to finish. I'd better get busy.

Have a great day!

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, luv the image sue.x

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  2. OH Jennifer, this is Stunning!! I have this set, But I could never make it look this wonderful..Lovely work!!
    Hugs, Linda

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  3. Damn, but you're incredible!! Just coming off near death and creating THIS is mind-boggling for me. There are no words to describe how beautiful I find this card. That bird is just... And how cool it is for an 85 year old yoga instructor! Really hope you're feeling better and that you & Paul have a marvelous time at the wedding ~ any stamp stores over there??

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  4. Oh, this is fantastic. Love it. Hooray for the 85 year old yoga instructor.

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  5. This is GORGEOUS! Love the image,Fantastic coloring...TFS
    Hugs,Connie

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  6. What a delightful card, and what a positive, heartwarming story about a remarkable woman!

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  7. Absolutely beautiful Jennifer.

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful!! I love the little pearls!!!

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  9. What a stunning and beautiful card! I love it, my Friend! I can't get over the fact that the Yoga teacher is 85!!!!!! WOW!!!! It is good to hear that you are feeling better! I will be thinking of you in such a beautiful place for a very special wedding! Take Care....Glee

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  10. OMG! This is amazing. REALLY. Amazing. WOW!

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  11. This is so beautiful Jennifer, i love birds, and yours is just perfect!
    Such a pretty card :)

    hugs
    Carol x

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  12. Gorgeous card, Jennifer! She is sure to love that one!

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