Today I’m sharing a floral card that I’ve made for my mother’s 77th birthday. Like me, her favorite color is blue, so I thought that the For the Love of Stamps “Forget-Me-Nots” bouquet in the shape of a heart would be perfect for a classic, CAS birthday card.
I stamped the bouquet on Strathmore Bristol Paper and used a Arteza Real Brush Pens in Acid Yellow (151), Bumblebee Yellow (128), Arctic Blue (117), and Cyanine Blue (159) with a water brush to watercolor the flowers. I also stamped four medium and small individual flowers and used the same colors to watercolor these but used a Clear Wink of Stella Brush Pen for added shimmer and shine. I fussy cut these extra flowers out and inked the edges with a Momento Tuxedo Black Marker for a nice finished edge because I wanted to add some dimension and detail to the card by popping up these flowers.
For the card front sentiment, I heat embossed the sentiment that says “It’s Your Birthday!” using Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder on dark blue card stock and hand cut banner tails on each side. I popped up this sentiment on double sided foam adhesive to give a bit of dimension. Then I added the four fussy cut flowers on foam dots and positioned some of them to overlap the banner here and there. As a finishing touch, I also added three 6mm and 4mm Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets in to add sparkle, dimension, and the look of dew drops. I added a skinny mat for the card front with a pale blue card stock and then adhered everything to a dark blue card base.
I also created a simple card liner by stamping a branch of flowers from the For the Love of Stamps “Forget-Me-Nots” stamp set off the edge of the pale blue liner in the lower left corner. I thought this completed the card nicely, coordinating, but not being matchy-matchy with the card front image. To finish, I stamped an “Enjoy Your Big Day” sentiment in the upper center of the card liner; both sentiments are from the Power Poppy “Party Time” stamp set.
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The following is a process video of creating this card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Card Mania Embossing Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with optional ReUse/Upcycle Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with optional Birthday Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Floral Frenzy Challenge