Monday, July 23, 2012

A Flowery Happy Birthday

Hello Everybody!

I am so excited to share with you this card I made!  I am submitting it into the following challenges:

Sparkle N Sprinkle July Sketch Challenge SNSSC09:

Moxie Fab World:  Stamp It! Cards Birthday Challenge.

Here's my card.  I used Sparkle N Sprinkles stamp set 429 Blossoms for all of the flowers and sentiment.  I made the background using stamps and clear embossing powder.  The flowers going down the side are embossed in colors and then I cut them out.  The butterfly is from Heidi Swapp and I used the sentiment that came with the Blossoms set except the original sentiment says Happy Bloomin' Birthday but that didn't fit on my butterfly, so I masked it to get just the Happy Birthday.

Instead of using the circle, I used the butterfly.

Scroll down and I'll show you some more details.

I used a piece of white DCWV cardstock paper for my flowers.  This is just the clear embossed flowers.

I used Distress Inks of various colors for the background.  I started with Mustard Seed for the centers of the flowers.

I used faded jeans, concord purple, and fire brick red for the rest of the background.  After I was finished putting the Distress Ink on, I used a paper towel and wiped over the flowers to take off whatever ink was on them.  It helps bring them back to white.

Here's a different view of my card.

Here's a close up of the flowers and butterfly.  I used Stampendous embossing-the dark pink, blue, and purple.  For the lighter pink I used Sparkle N Sprinkle's Strawberry Sherbet Embossing Powder.  For the Butterfly outline I used Purple Stickles.  The sentiment was done in Forest Green Staz On Ink (better for the plastic surface) and a little gesso to make the sentiment stand out.

Here's a closeup of the background.  I love embossing!  So magical!  :)

Here's my card again.  Until next time my friends...have a wonderful flowery day! :)


Desire Fourie said...

Just love this – very creative.
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Annette said...

loving all those flowers...

barbara bruder said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Love the way you used the stamps to make your background. This is quite lovely!!Thanks for joining in on the SNS monthly challenge.

Cath said...

Hey Katy! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Donna Ellis said...

I love what you have done with the flowers and EP - A fabulous technique and beautiful, too!

Stampsnob said...

Beautiful work.Lis