Thursday, September 2, 2021

Floral Birthday

Hi there and welcome! Today I have a card to share that I made for Jaydee's Tic Tac Toe challenge at The Paper Players, the current Birthday challenge at Addicted To Stamps and the All Things Feminine at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

For the Tic Tac Toe board, I went down the left column - feminine, birthday, florals.

I've had this stamp set for a while and finally had a chance to use it, as it was perfect for all three challenges.  The floral image is one stamp and after I colored it with Copic markers, I used the matching die to cut it, which splits the sprays into two pieces to accommodate the sentiment in between.  I liked the idea of a bit of texture in the background, so I embossed a panel of white cardstock, then die cut it with a deckled rectangle die. I also stamped and die cut the sentiment with its matching die.

Next came mounting the sprays on the panel with thin foam squares, then adding the sentiment in the split. For some additional subtle contrast, I used an Ivory card base which the panel was adhered to with foam tape.  For as long as I have been making cards, I would have never mixed white and ivory on the same card, but lately I've seen other card makers do so and really liked the look. Good to change things up even if it's just mixing neutrals lol!  The final touch was to add a few satin white sequins.

As always, I so appreciate your visit!  Please take care and stay safe.


Stamps:  Just a Hello Floral (Emily Midgett for Pinkfresh Studio), Silhouette Sentiments (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Ivory (SSS)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Clair Nocturne
Other:  Tasteful Textile embossing folder (Stampin' Up), stamp set matching dies, Deckled Frame die (Waffle Flower), Satin White Sequins (Altenew)
Copics:  YG17, 05, 01, G28, 17, 03, BG07, 53, 11, 96, 93, 90, V28, 25, 22, 20, 17, 15, 12, R32, 30, 00


Nancy said...

This is such a beautiful floral stamp and card, Stef! Your coloring is so well done and I love the way the die splits the bloom in two! Really makes it so more versatile! Love the mix of deep and bright deep tones of your leaves. I am always so impressed with each card of yours that I come across! Thanks for playing at The Paper Players this week and stay well.

Jaydee said...

Stef, I love the texture background, the distressed edges and those gorgeous florals clustered around the sentiment. A perfect feminine birthday card! So glad you joined us at the Paper Players again this week

Anne Marie Hile said...

Stef, you know how much I admire your gorgeous coloring and this card is certainly no exception to that. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

Tristan said...

Gorgeous card Stef. Lovely colourng and great layout. Thanks for joining us at the WWC. Tristan DT.

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! This is just gorgeous ! Love every detail, paper, design, colouring, layout... Stunning card. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a gorgeous image, Stef and you have coloured and arranged the florals beautifully.
Love the added texture in the background - a perfect finishing touch.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x