Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Birthday Blooms - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome BACK to the 2015-2016 Stampin' UP Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! 
I am so blessed that I get to create and inspire with these amazing Stampin' UP products and share with you all here for another wonderful year! Remember that every other Thursday, all 20 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Please keep hoppin' thru them all....you do not want to miss anyone of these amazing ladies!

This week is an "open to create" week but to stay within the parameters of goodies from our Artisan box. I chose to use the lovely Birthday Blooms stamp set and Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper. I have seen many cards created with this beautiful flower bloom image all watercolored in and I LOVE it! 
But I wanted to share how to use it in a different way to show the versatility of it.
I took the stamp image with Smoky Slate Classic Ink Pad and stamped on my cut piece of Whisper White cardstock. I also add the dots image in the same color. Next I took my sponge daubers with Mint Macaron Classic Ink Pad and Pool Party Classic Ink Pad and softly swirled and sponged the two colors around the edges of the stamped piece. It almost looks like designer series paper! The Birthday Bouquet DSP has this great Blushing Bride striped pattern in it and I used it for the background. In between the layers is this cross checked washi tape from the Everyday Chic Designer Washi Tape. I stamped the greeting with Archival Basic Black Stampin' pad on White Vellum Cardstock and die cut out with the Lots of Labels Framelits. Add some holes with the 1/8" Handheld Punch and a long single thread of the White 1-1/4" Jute Ribbon to tie around the card.
Of course, I made an envelope to match. Following the card front in order to match, I stamped the same image in Smoky Slate and Mint Macaron but a different greeting in Basic Black.To finish, add a strip of washi tape.

I am jumping into the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement too! Shannon West at the Stampin' UP home office started this little mission and it is taking off BIG TIME! I thought it was a great way to get back to the WHY we make cards after all! 
So here is a contribution to my stash of birthday cards to send out! Hope you will join the movement, make a card like this one and send it!

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Cindy

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9 comments:

~amy~ said...

simply beautiful!

Connie Collins said...

Cindy, I think I love the envelope as much as I love the card...what a perfect pair!

Marisa Gunn said...

I love this card! You did a lovely job of using the stamp set in a new way.

Valerie Moody said...

Again, the delicate of the bloom with the pops of black! Loving it! X

Sue Plote said...

This is just fabulous, Cindy! Love the bit of color on the card...and the matching envelope is perfect!

Carolyn said...

Lovely card and envelope Cindy, thanks for the inspiration you share.

Joyce Fowler said...

Love this card and envelope set so beautiful!

Michelle Long said...

Love this alternative to watercoloring the big rose- it really does look like designer series paper! Very pretty.

Steffi Helmschrott said...

simply wonderful. I love your card design!