Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Happy Birthday Els

Surprise! Happy Birthday Els Blog Hop

Today is Els van de Burgt's birthday and what better way to celebrate but with a surprise Birthday Blog Hop with the Elizabeth Crafts Design Team! Happy Birthday Els!

We hope you will join us in making Els birthday special, by dropping by our Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group and wishing her a happy birthday!

This Blog Hop starts on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so if you started on my blog, you might like to head back to there first so you don't miss out on any of the fun!


To celebrate Els' birthday, Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving out a gift when you place an order over $25 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs web site. You will receive 10 sheets of stickers with every purchase over $25This special promotion applies to all orders placed from today Thursday 15th March until the end of day on Monday 19th March.


To wish Els Happy Birthday, I chose to design a floral card.  

Use a 6-inch square card.  Cover the front with a slightly smaller piece of Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock.  

Use the frame die in the Lake Scene die set to die cut a frame, using white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Use the largest Fitted Squares die to cut the center out of the Lake Scene frame.  Attach the open frame over the Soft Sky card stock.

Use the Romantic Corner die set and die cut one white large corner.  Attach it to the lower left corner of the Lake Scene frame.  

Use the A Way With Words Happy Birthday die set to die cut the sentiment.  Attach the sentiment inside the open frame.

Use the Garden Notes Lily 2 die set and die cut pieces to create five yellow lilies.  (I used white card stock for the petals and leaves and colored with PanPastels.)  A marker was used to create the small black dots on the petals.  The flowers were shaped using Susan's Flower Tool Kit.  Pollen was added to the ends of the stamens.  Attach the lilies as shown, over the Romantic Corner.  It is hard to see the corner in the photo above, but it does show.  

Use the Trio of Leaves die set and die cut one branch to be used as a filler behind the yellow flowers.  

Use the Garden Notes Lavender die set to die cut the lavender stems.  Cut the top of the lavender off, using scissors, and use only the bottom portion of the stems.  Use the Garden Notes Sunflower die set and die cut yellow flowers, using the die that is used for the center of the Sunflower.  Turn the Lavender stems upside down and attach the small yellow flowers using glue.  Attach behind the lilies on the left side of the card.

Use the Lovebirds die set and die cut the love birds.  Color with markers, cut apart and attach as shown.  

Use sticky backed pearls for embellishment around the white frame, as shown.  Use a few tiny green pearls under the sentiment.

Well now it is time to leave my blog as you continue along our birthday hop. Your next stop is to the talented EK Gorman. Don’t forget to pop on over to our Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group too to wish Els a happy birthday!


Unknown said...

Absolutely amazing card! You are such a master with Susan's flowers.

StampOwl said...

absolutely gorgeous

Laura Gilhuly said...

beautiful flowers! Fabulous card!

Katelyn said...

Beautiful card Selma!

Marilyn said...

Oh my gosh Selma, the flowers are stunning and your card is gorgeous.

Hetty said...

WOW, such an awesome card!

Christine Pooler said...

Another amazing card Selma it is stunning!

S@ndy Diller said...

Your cards are always spectacular - this one is a real beauty!

Karen (karey2005) said...

Love your flowers! The colors of this card are just beautiful!

Kathy Ferguson said...

I would love to receive a card like this for my birthday. It should be framed! Thanks for sharing.

Eva van Buuren said...

This is an amazing card, Selma!! A real Beauty!!
The flowers are wonderful such a the color combination you've chosen.
I'm sure, Els will love her Happy Birthday card!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Selma, You amaze me---always!

MargeE said...

Selma, what a beautiful card.


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