Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Barbara Stewart!

Yesterday was a milestone birthday for my friend, Barbara!  To celebrate, our friend, Donna, threw her a card shower!  I wanted to share the card I sent.  My favorite on-going theme is the Birthday Queen.  This is Gertie-Jean.

I started with a figure on Cricut Country Life, a hair style from Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up, a cake from Cricut Imagine Yummy, glasses from Nifty Fifties, and a tiara from Cricut Princess Party.  From there, I hand-cut her gown.

I cut the figure in flesh and traced the bodice in patterned paper so I could give her a little frontal 'enhancement', which I popped up.

The sleeves are tissue paper and the trim at the bottom and collar is some that Donna herself bought me last year at a little shop when we were all together in Atlanta for Circle Mania!

I trimmer-cut papers for the front of the card and created a birthday candle trim using an edger punch and hand-colored the flames.

The cake was added and adhered with pop dots.

In the end, I placed the image so that the card would open from the center on the paper mats.

Happy Birthday, Barbara!  
And may the Birthday Queen continue to bring you many happy birthdays!

To see another birthday queen, check out a post here on my blog:  click here.
To see many of my other paper projects, check My Project Gallery.

And I have works of art from Barbara, in case you don't know her!  Click here to see a gorgeous multi-media canvas she gave to me.  Click here to see a mini book she sent me featuring some of the Ryan Gosling "Hey Girl" statements we used to laugh about on the message boards.

Thank you for checking my post today.


sandi said...

wow! This is sooooooooooo pretty! Love all the little detail!

cdm317 said...

I bet Barbara loved your card! She is fabulous! The details and extras are truly one of a kind.

Kathy Salido said...

Wow, your ability to MORPH characters with the Cricut is truely AMAZING!!

scootingranny said...

What a fabulous, fabulous card! I missed out on the shower and Barbara is one of my favorite peeps! Guess I'll send her a card, late but better late than never. I hope Barbara posts pics of her cards!

Hrvatica said...

Gorgeous card. I'm sure Barbara will treasure it. She was so thrilled with the card shower.

Francine said...

I wish I could have been there to see the look on her face at all those cards! Yours is a work of art Nadia! I love how you bring all your hand cut peeps and critters to life!

L.B. said...

Let them eat cake!!! This queen is just fantastic. Love the characters you create.

Sis Patterson said...

I love her - the trim is spectacular!!! As are of all of the Nadia-details - perfect - extraordinary - and all together wonderful. It is an amazing and glorious card for an amazing and glorious artist! Wowza!!!

Lena's Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful card. I love the way you layer and change your characters - it not only gives them dimension but personality too. Your attention to details make them precious. I'm sure that Barbara will treasure it always.

Diane Hodrick said...

You never cease to amaze! This is such a fabulous card. It even looks like Barbara. How do you do it?! I love the magic factor you put in every project. Amazing! I wish I was 70...and Barbara. lol.

Rita Barakat said...

Wow this is amazing! I love your work!

Ladybug said...

Nadia, what a beautiful card. I'm sure Barbara will treasure it! :-)

Linda Kaiser said...

Amazing as always!! She is going to love it!!

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