If you are anything like me then you have birthday’s happening in your family and friend circle all year round.
Sometime, especially towards Christmas, it’s hard to create things outside of the usual Christmassy stuff.
Well, it was my friend’s 50th recently so I decided to make a bright flowery card for her to celebrate with style.
One of the main features of the card was going to be a floral background. For this I chose a recently arrived stamp from Impression Obsessions. It’s one of their Cover-A-Card stamps called Doodle Flowers.
The stamp is just under six inches square so covers a massive area with just one impression.
I used Versafine ink to stamp it out.
The colouring was done with Spectrum Noir alcohol marker pens. The colours were as follows …
The blue background was created with an all over coating of IB1 then I outlined the flowered areas with IB2.
The flowers were coloured with an assortment of pens.
My colour choices were CT1, LG2, OR1, LV1, BP1, DR1 and CR2.
To give each flower a little “pop” I then chose some coordinating darker colours.
The pens were – CT4, LG5, OR2, LV2, BP3, DR7 and CR5.
After colouring the design in I cropped it down.
The layering was a simple job of black and light blue cardstock, all layered using the Perfect Layers ruler.
To create the decorative floral area, that would be where the sentiment goes, I began by creating a pennant strip.
I brushed these with a little Broken China distress ink in order to tone down the bright white areas.
The side pieces were given a little shape with a bone folder and then stuck on the card using Pinflair Glue Gel.
Having used the Dreamees flower stamps on a previous project I knew that they would work well with the design from this stamp so stamped out a few different ones and used the same markers that I had coloured the background in with to give them some vibrant tones.
I then cut out the flowers, shaped them and created little blooms.
The leaves were made in the same way.
To add a little flourish to this area I used the Mini Fanciful Flourish Right from Cheery Lynn Designs on some light green cardstock.
I then layered up the flowers to create the floral bouquet area.
For the sentiment I reached for a basic “Birthday Wishes” stamp and stamped out the word in black ink.
Also, to bring the design forward I used a couple of tiny floral stamps and sky gray VersaColor ink to add a couple of little impressions.
You probably notice already that I added some gems to the sentiment panel.
Well, I also added them around the floral background area too! lol.
Well, that was it done and dusted.
When I had finished I sort of didn’t want to give it away – lol! Have you ever done that?
Anyway, that’s it for this one. I hope that it all made sense and that you like the card.
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Many thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time!