Birthday Flowers

Julie Warner –
Best of 2014!
Today’s Color Challenge (CC474) on Splitcoast uses some very pretty colors…pink, pistachio & vanilla. The dessert option was a little tough…NO STAMPING! That may be easy for some, but it was a little tougher for me because I love to use images and I love to color them. For my card, I did manage the dessert. I relied on die cuts and punches to see me through.

Julie Warner –
For the vanilla panel, I used only the first half of a Memory Box die cut. The whole die says “Happy Holidays”. But I positioned it on the top of my vanilla panel, taped it place, then let the “holidays” part hang off of the cutting plate. I wasn’t sure if it would work, but it did! The birthday die is a little Sizzix sizzlet and I only used the birthday part instead of the whole “happy birthday”. The flowers, flower border and branches were all done with punches. I sponged a little darker pink ink on the petal edges and added some tiny black dots on the border flowers and tiny flowers. The big green leaves are from a poinsettia die. I used a dk pink Copic to color my rhinestone brad to match.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: NONE
Ink:  Memento pistachio (for shading leaves), Colorbox rose coral chalk ink (for shading flower petals)
Paper: vanilla, pink, lt green
Accessories:  pink Copic marker, black Micron pen, Spellbinders poinsettia & matting basics A dies, Memory Box Happy Holidays die, Sizzix Happy Birthday sizzlet die, Floriana punch (McGill), hydrangea border, hydrangea flowers,  & branches punches (Martha Stewart), rhinestone brad, dimensional silicone

2 Responses to Birthday Flowers

  1. Boy, are you creative. I like how you cut the die in half and added the word birthday. As always your card is gorgeous and I appreciate reading all the details.

  2. Wow, this is stunning!! Love the softness of the color hues and that dimensional flower is gorgeous! I just love everything about this card!