Sunday, December 20, 2015

Flowering Birthday

Hi there and welcome back!  Tonight I'm sharing a card made for the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  It's a really great sketch that can be used in many, many ways.

I decided to use a new stamp set available free during the upcoming (starting January 5) Sale-A-Bration with a $50.00 purchase.  It's perfect for large canvases, although I had to turn the base the long way to accommodate the images.

The floral images are from the Flowering Fields stamp set, which has 6 different wild flower images and the cute little butterfly.  The flowers were stamped in Archival Basic Black and colored with a Blender Pen and reinkers in Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral.  The butterfly was colored with Hello Honey and Delightful Dijon, then given a little sparkle with coat of clear Wink of Stella, available in the upcoming Occasions catalogue.

The base of Blackberry Bliss card stock was covered with a piece of Wildflower Fields designer series paper, also available free during Sale-A-Bration.  The stamped panel was adhered to a slightly larger piece of Old Olive then popped up on the base with Dimensionals.  The sentiment from Birthday Blossoms (2015-2016 Catalogue) was heat embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder on Vellum, then layered on top of the stamped panel with Glue Dots.  Gold Sequins and tiny pearls were then place on top of the vellum to hide the glue dots.

I love winter time (crazy, I know) and it's a bit early to anticipate flowers blooming, but I always love making cards with flowers, whatever the weather!  If you're like me, you're going to LOVE the offerings in the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues.

Thanks for taking time to drop by and take a look, and of course, comments are always appreciated!  I've added a link above to FMS so you can take in the wonderful inspiration and perhaps even join in, as the challenge deadline has been extended to January 4.




Linda Callahan said...

Oh these flowers are so pretty! loving the sneak peek at the new set! So glad you joined us at FMS!

Karren said...

Beautiful flowers and a gorgeous card! The vellum layer is a perfect touch. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Kim S said...

I love the mix of dainty flowers and rich colors. You've shown off that new stamp set beautifully! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.