Card Spotlight: Birthday Flowers

Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back! Today for my 200th post (!) I wanted to share with you the last birthday card I needed to make for 2020, I’ll be starting 2021 in a week or so because I want time to just play. This card is for my mom’s best friend who for my birthday always sends me gorgeous flowers so this year I’m sending her my own type of flowers- paper! Hey, you can’t kill them so there’s that. Let me show you the card:

For this card I used my new Grace in Bloom stamp set from Catherine Pooler. I just got this stamp set when I bought some of her inks, which I love, and I’ve been dying to play with it. I’m also in the process of learning to use my Copic markers so, since I love coloring flowers, I thought this would be a good image to try it on since it’s not too detailed. I’m sorry but I forgot to write down the shades I used, I’ll get better at that I promise. I used Xpress It Paper* to stamp and color on because that paper is made to be used with Copics. I find this paper to be really nice to work with, I’m happy that I have it but I have the Neenah Solar Crest 80lb to try too. The ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment is from Sizzix, I believe. I bought it when I started cardmaking about 4 years ago and can’t seem to find it again but it’s a stamp set with a lot of different birthday sentiments. Perfect for when you’re just starting out. I have the Thank You version too. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark embossing ink* and then covered it with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder* and heat set it with my Wagner heat tool*. To finish it off, of course I had to add some embellishments. I used my Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Pearls in the Soft Ivory Mix. I attached my pearls using my favorite Ranger Multi Medium Matte* liquid adhesive. I forgot to take a picture of the inside but I stamped a little flower from the Grace in Bloom Stamp set using my Samba dye ink and then I stamped the little sentiment using the Flirty Fuchsia dye ink. If you would like, I could do a review of the Catherine Pooler dye inks I have. Let me know if you’d like to see something like that!

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And just like that, the card is done! I was surprised that it didn’t take me as long as I thought it was going to. I loved making this card and I hope this has inspired you to go and make some birthday cards of your own. I would love it if you would subscribe to my blog, that way you’d never miss a post! Below I will be linking my Instagram and Youtube (!) channel down below, I would love for you to check them out and subscribe and follow too. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you liked today’s card. I look forward to seeing you next week but, until next time, keep creating! XO Emma

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