blossom birthday

Welcome to my crafty blog and another floral birthday card! This time I’ve gone back to Stampin’ Up!’s ‘blossoms in bloom’ set, as I thought it would work really well for several current blog challenges. The Paper Players have given us ‘birthday’ as this week’s theme and AAA cards‘s challenge is for designs that cover just one corner of the card. I also added in the colour scheme from Just Us Girls – I love these shades.

I started by stamping the large flowers from the ‘blossoms in bloom’ set across the corner of a 5×6 card blank, using ‘salvaged patina’ Distress Oxide. I added the flower centres in ‘mustard seed’ and the leaves in ‘mowed lawn’.

I then cut the co-ordinating floral die in white card and trimmed off the small flowers and leaves with scissors to just leave the large flowers. I attached it over the stamped flowers to give them a bit more definition, and then added several small flowers using the ‘mustard seed’.

I finished by stamping the sentiment in the ‘salvaged patina’ onto a die cut banner and popped that across the front of the flowers.

I’d forgotten just how pretty this stamp set is – I clearly need to use it more often.

9 thoughts on “blossom birthday

  1. Deborah, You card is absolutely lovely. Such a clean and refreshing layout, and great use of this week’s colors! Thank you for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls.

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  2. Beautiful card! It really came together when you added the die cut outline, IMHO. Such a pretty card and love the placement of the flowers. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  3. How beautiful! Love that the stamp has a matching die, looks so pretty. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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  4. These colours make for such fresh florals and the off-the-corner detail is a great way to use this stamp Deborah – love it. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

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