Saturday, February 13, 2016

Birthday Love Blossoms

Happy Saturday!  Today I had a chance to visit my craft room and finish up a card made for this week's Mojo Monday challenge.

I decided to use the lovely Birthday Blossoms stamp set, and started by stamping the group of small flowers, the larger flower and leaves with Archival Basic Gray ink on Whisper White paper.  Using a Blender pen I colored them using Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Pear Pizzazz reinkers. The trick that works for me to avoid pilling the paper when using a Blender pen, especially when coloring larger areas, is to use a very light touch when applying the ink, and try not to repeatedly go over a section.

I punched out both the flower and group of flowers and hand cut the leaves.  The Rose Red card stock base was covered with a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White card stock that was run through the Big Shot with an embossing folder.  I then took a panel of Smokey Slate, edged it with a border punch, then adhered a piece of Love Blossoms designer series paper with just the prettiest pattern, don't you think?

When starting to add the final layers, the large circle of flowers looked a little plain by itself.  I tried a paper doily but it was too big, then I remembered I had some Metallic Foil Doilies, pulled out a large silver one and it worked beautifully.  Then the sentiment, single flower and leaves were popped up on a Rose Red circle for contrast to the colors underneath.  The final touches were a scattering of sequins and pearls (heaven forbid I don't add sequins LOL!!).

Thanks for taking time to look!  As always your visit and comments are so appreciated.  I've added a link above to Mojo Monday, so be sure to use it to check out all the beautiful inspiration!



Product details:
Stamps:  Birthday Blossoms
Paper:  Whisper White, Rose Red, Smokey Slate, Love Blossoms dsp
Ink:  Archival Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz
Other:  Pansy, 1 3/4" Circle, 2 1/2" Circle and Eyelet Border punches, Lacy Brocade TIEF, Frosted Sequins, Metal Rimmed Pearl, Pearl Basic Jewels, Metallic Foil Doily

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