Sunday, 28 February 2021

Happy Birthday

 I have a vibrant Birthday Card today, using several Uniko stamp sets .....
They were one of the very first company's that I bought stamps from....

Very loose water colouring with Lindy Magicals,
stamping and fussy cutting.

I used the Flat Lindy's and the shimmer ones,
which have added a pretty little shine to the flowers.

I enjoyed making this Happy and Vibrant card.

Challenges I would love to enter....
Uniko are celebrating their 9th Birthday - Happy Birthday to Bev and her team.....
Thank you for the Top 6 Shout out x
Time Out are celebrating their 7th Birthday - The first card challenge that I entered....
AAA Birthday - Use a Large Sentiment
Watercooler Wednesday - Marsha's All About Occasions-Thank you for the shout out x
Happy Birthday to Bev and Her Team

55 comments:

sandie said...

How fun we were the first card challenge you entered-we are thankful. Love the dramatic feel to this card. It is the tiny details that work so well-the embossed leaves in the background and the mendhi stamps behind the flower. And then these gorgeous flowers coloured perfectly and in such a vibrant colour. Thanks for celebrating with us at Time Out.

Jane said...

Uniko stamps were one of the first I bought too! Love thebold vibrancy of your flowers against the dark background. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Mia said...

Definitely a happy card with vibrant colors. Lovely tones of fuchsia/purples and a beautiful design.The black embossed flowers look amazing on the black background. Hugs, my dear friend.

Wei said...

Pretty slimline card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous bold and vibrant design Mac! Love it and I wish I could see the shimmer IRL.
Take care.
Hugs
Carol x

Marina said...

Vibrant is definitely the word - it just pops right out from the dark background. Fabulous!

HilaryJane said...

I was determined to do a card for the Uniko challenge and when I went to add mine I saw yours, how wonderful that was. Great minds think alike. Love the drama of the black and bright pink/purple colours and those little details on the background with the embossed edges. They all add up to a brilliant card. It has made my day to see a card from you, thank you xx

Viv said...

Wonderful bold blooms Mac - gorgeous make! x

Brenda in IN said...

This is gorgeous. I love the watercolor and the color you used. My first purchase was from Stampin' Up. My niece had a party and I was hooked.

Trina P. said...

The bright pink flowers against the black is striking and gorgeous! I’m sure the shimmer is amazing IRL. Fabulous use of the slimline design.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so beautiful! Those gorgeous blooms just pop against the black background.

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! WOW! Mac, I love the bright pink and the silver under the flowers, also the touch of colour on the text, such a Beautiful card with great impact.
Keep safe
Faith x

Susan said...

The vibrant pink against the black is so striking - I love it! Beautiful watercolouring with the magicals!

TK said...

Elegant and stunning! Wow! Love the vibrancy and beauty, Mac

Bonnie said...

Beautiful flowers to start with, Mac! The background stamping and embossing along with the large sentiment make this a real stunner! Another awesome creation, my friend!

Donna Ellis said...

I can certainly see why you bought their stamps, Mac. I'm not familiar with that brand, but the flowers are beyond gorgeous! And so are the techniques you've employed - especially the hombre effect in the sentiment embossing. Beautiful! hugs, de

Darnell said...

Happy and vibrant, indeed, Mac! The orchid coloring is a show-stopper against the black and I love the cool white spikey detail which makes the flowers pop even more! I'm sure the shimmer is amazing in person. I hope you are keeping well! Hugs, Darnell

Maria said...

So vibrant and beautiful!! Love the pretty pink against the black!! Wonderful touch of pink on the sentiment, too!! A stunning birthday card...well done!!

Christine Alexander said...

Your pink flowers are stunning against the black slimline card base. I love the touch of embossing in the background :)

Kim Heggins said...

STUNNING!!!!! So in love with those gorgeous purple flowers against that black card base, just so beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out.

Loll said...

WOW ... LOVE that bright pink. It's almost fluorescent next to the black card base. So beautiful Mac! Gorgeous flowers with amazing colour, shimmer, and shading. The background stamp is so pretty and really looks amazing next to the flower. Love the two-tone sentiment as well. LOVE! xx

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely striking card! The color combo is just a vision - so bright and bold and stunning! Love this, Mac ;)

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card, gorgeous colours and love the stamps used. xx
Congrats on your win at our challenge at Ink Art Designs.xx

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully done. I especially like the black on black texture add.

Greta said...

Wow--this is a stunner, Mac!

Anke said...

WOW absolutely stunning, I love your beautiful watercolouring and the vibrant pink.

papierelle said...

I love it when flowers are arranged on black paper, then the flowers shine particularly beautifully!!

Valérie said...

I love the pink & black color combo! The pink flowers are beautiful and I love the embossing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card at AAA Birthday and good luck! Valérie DT

I Card Everyone said...

Oh, Mac! Who doesn't love roses for their birthday?? These gorgeous pinks, and the elegance of the black - a black-tie card, if ever there was one!
I wonder which will actually receive it? xx
=]

Brenda said...

Wow, what a striking card Mac! That bright pink with the black is just so stunning and eye catching! I love how your blooms came out using the sprays. The white starburst looking stamp just draws the eye in making these blooms very special. Love your sentiment too, the pink on the tips of the letters of "happy" is a great touch. Yep, this one is truly amazing and so stunning! Hugs, Brenda

wannabcre8tive said...

Mac, your card is gorgeus. I love the colrs and the vibrancy of them.. great job using the spray.

Diane said...

Absolutely stunning vibrant color and amazing design Mac.

Hugs diane

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This card is gorgeous. You used the perfect deep pink to contrast perfectly with the black. I love this.

Anita in France said...

The shimmery depth of those blooms is gorgeous, Mac ... so deliciously dramatic with the black ... and what a stunning contrast to the delicate background embossing! Beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

Ros Crawford said...

It's gorgeous! So vibrant and I just love your water colouring! The recipient is in for a treat!

BożenA said...

The contrast you got is striking. Your flowers look amazing, it's a pity you can't see the sparkle from the magic powders in the photo. All the extras complement each other wonderfully, making the card unique and like all your cards amazing.
I hope you and your family are healthy and safe, my dear Mac.
Hugs,
BożenA

Ina G said...

Even when you do a simple card it turns out dramatic and beautiful Mac. Love the result you got with those 'magical's'. Even nicer in my favourite colour. Stunning embossed backing and how you have added that little extra backing that really lifts those flower.

Shona Chambers said...

How amazing our challenge was the first one you entered and I'm so honoured that you still play with us, thank you so much for your support!! Those flowers just jump off the card with those vibrant colours, they caught my eye in the Gallery. And really love the white pattern you have behind the flowers too. Such a wonderful card and so glad you joined us for the party at TIME OUT!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE THOSE VIBRANT FLOWERS!! So striking with the black base

Zoechaos said...

The colour against the black just rocks! What a treat for anyone to receive this you can just hear to "oh WOW!" when they open it. Needless to say I love it x

pam said...

Stunning card Mac, wow those flowers really pop..
Pam x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

There is something so special about a colour against black it always looks so amazing. Loving this card it's a stunner. Have a lovely creative week. Hugs, Angela xXx

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!! This card definitely caught my attention with those bright and vibrant blooms Mac...absolutely lovely and I love the black on black embossing too!! You sure know how to do STUNNING!! Hugs. :0)

Papercraft Boutique said...

A gorgeous, striking, and happy birthday card, Mac! Love the bright pink roses with beautiful shades! The stamped image behind the roses effectively draws the eye to the flower, and the two-tone "happy" is a really nice touch!
Hideko xx

Viv said...

Wow Mac what an amazing card you made! loving the black and pink colour combo. So sorry I am so late commenting yet again! hugs Viv xx

Karen Brown said...

Mac, gorgeous card! I love your bright but loose watercoloring and the lovely details you added to your background. Nicely done!

Karen Brown said...

Mac, I forgot to add Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday! Karen

Mrs A. said...

Wow, this card really is vibrant and I love the effect you have created. Hugs Mrs A.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

and there it is again, putting your own twist on that EP, I see it hiding in the background, what a delightful touch. Those coloured flower are fabtastic, stunning amongst the black.
Sending hugs your way this weekend Stay safe Traceyxx

Karen Dunbrook said...

how beautiful..love your vibrant flowers, they just pop against the dark bkg.
xx Karen

Sally H said...

Wow, Mac! I love that! absolutely stunning! I love uniko stamps too!

Nonni said...

This looks amazing! Love how the pink flowers pop from the black base. Great coloring too! Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

Jo said...

It's been awhile. Still vaccinating, but today is an OFF day so here I am. I love the bold Lindy's on this bold flowers, the colour nuances make them look real. The black card stock make them pop too, just a great choice. Hope you are well, xxx

Julia Aston said...

Goodness Mac - how beautiful is that vibrant flower against the black - I love the lacy bit in white sticking out behind each bloom! xx

Jeanne H said...

This card is particularly beautiful. Love the colors.