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
A heart of blue posies! What could be more perfect for our theme this week – beautiful work! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
Thanks so very much Lin!
Hi. A beautiful CAS card for your Mum’s birthday, love the pretty stamped image and they are perfectly coloured. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends… good luck in the prize draw… Megan DT LPoCF
Awww thanks so much Megan!
I love the colors you used! They are so pretty.
Thank you so much Victoria!
a lovely card. Love your coloring!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva
Awww thanks so very much Neva!
Beautiful flowers – love that they are in a heart shape. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)
Thanks so much Elizabeth!
This is such a beautiful card; perfect for a Mom’s birthday!
Thanks so much Barbara!
Oh my fav too. Blue and forget me nits.. can’t get any better. I love the outside and inside of your card very much. Xxx
Thanks so much Andrea! For all the blue lovers! 🙂
gorgeous card 🙂 Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
Thanks so much Jenn!
Great CAS card and beautiful flowers–Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x
Thank you so much Carol!
A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes with optional birthday” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT The Sketchy Challenges)
PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…
Thank you so much Melanie!