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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Beautiful Blooms II Birthday

      After the holidays I needed to move away from winter/Christmas colours and images. So ... I found some pinks, oranges, and yellows to make this birthday card for a Papertrey Ink forum member - one of my "Post Its"  friends.

     I started by stamping several images from Beautiful Blooms II (Papertrey Ink) in pink and orange with bright yellow centers. My colour inspiration came from the striped ribbon - lots of pinks, yellow and orange!!
      I wanted the images to have some added dimension, so I used the matching dies to cut out some pink and orange felt (some that I've had in my sewing stash for years!!) and then layered the paper images on top of the felt. A little flower punch was used to make the center of the flowers and a white brad holds all the layers together. The green leaves were stamped from BB II and cut out for each of the flowers.
     I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder on white card stock and then layered it onto a pink base. The sentiment (from Just the Ticket: PTI) was stamped and then punched with a Stampin'Up punch. All the edges of the white card stock were sponged with some pink.

     The Fillable Frames #5 stamp and die were used for the sentiment - I combined two phrases from Everyday Button Bits.

Card Details:
Stamps: PTI: Beautiful Blooms II; Just the Ticket; Fillable Frames #5; Everyday Button Bits
Inks: Close to My Heart: Orange, Sunny Yellow, Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf
Papers: Recollections White, Pink
Other Supplies: Beautiful Blooms II Dies #1; Fillable Frames #5 die; Flower Punch; Stampin'Up Punch; brads; Felt (from my sewing room!!)

Have a great day. Thanks for taking time to visit.


Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

I love this card, its so pretty and cheery! The colors are fab!

Sue Ann said...

Super pretty Karen ....... I love those beautiful blooms!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Denise said...

The blooms are darling and I love the bright colors!

Keva said...

That's so cute! I love love love your color choices.

Stephanie said...

Just perfect for a snowy day!!! Love the colors and how you combined those 2 sentiments! Great card!

Anne B said...

Gorgeous spring-like colours - love how you layered the flowers :)

Chris said...

Love those flowers. How perfect for a cold January day!

Lorraine said...

Pretty color combo! Love all the dimension going on in your card. I keep forgetting to use my beautiful bloom dies, lol.

Janelle said...

Such a bright and cheery card! Love the paper flowers layered atop the felt.

Michelle said...

Love the colors...and the brightness....and the felt...and the inking and the.... :)

Rose said...

Love the bright colours!! What a pretty card, and the inside is a great finishing touch!!