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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Happy Birthday Wishes

Happy Wednesday Peeps!!

Let me start out by thanking everyone for all the comments and emails on my previous post. It is heartwarming to know that so many appreciate my stamping and crafting endeavors.  

I decided to take some time yesterday to color and bit and I am proud to say it lead to two cards, this one I am sharing today and the other I will post later.

I am soooooo loving this new set from the Stampin Up mini that is ending very soon.
It is called Birthday Blooms and it is so up my alley. You all know how I love coloring and I especially love coloring flowers and making flowery cards.

I started out by staming my image onto some Confetti White card stock, this is a heavy weight card stock made by Papertrey. I love their card stock. I used Black Stazon ink and then began my coloring.

I used my water brush and laid down a base color using my Blushing Bride ink pad. I just squeeze the pads together while closed so some ink pools onto the lid and use that ink for coloring

I used Calypso coral ink for the darker shaded areas.
I used Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi ink for the leaves. I then laid down some blue around the edges using Pool Party ink. The center stamens are colored with some Crushed Curry and then I went over that using my white gel pen.
The sentiment comes from the Petite Pairs stamp set.
I did stamp color and cut out an extra leaf to lay over the sentiment panel. I didn't like the look of the sentiment over the leaf and this was the best solution and gives a bit more dimension to the card.
I added some gold enamel dots from my stash.
I matted the main image with basic black card stock and then added this piece to the base with foam tape.

Hope you like this card, I think it came out nice and I love the clean look.

Thanks for stopping by today!



meg said...

Beautiful soft shades and wonderful colouring

Lisaerica said...

So pretty! I have this stamp set, you've inspired me to go play with it. Thanks for sharing.

vickie said...

So glad you are back! Missed your cards. And as usual, you did a fantastic job!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Vicki!! This is a gorgeous card with the beautiful coloring and wonderfully perfect thin black matting! I love how you've cut the extra leaf and added it to the top of the sentiment - genius! Oh, I'm hoping you'll continue to stamp more often! I LOVE your work, and so many others do as well! Warm hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

BJ Searcy said...

Very pretty card. I love the way you used a leaf that you cut out to cover part of the sentiment card, very creative!

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, my friend!!! How wonderful to see you back creating! I think my heart skipped a beat when I seen your post! LOL Your coloring is always amazing and I love this set too! I have a card scheduled for Saturday with this set. Missed you VERY much! :)

Flo said...

Beautiful card. Your fine work and the colors you chose made the final product amazing.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty!!

Nancy said...

Stunning!!!!! So glad you are back much talent to waste! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday and we hope you will be back soon!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Vicki. Love the soft colors. This is my favorite set from SU. Just love the flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

shirley-bee said...

Beautifully coloured, Vicki! Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)