Bright Birthday Flowers

When I started working on a card for today it was not this one. It was a card with some clouds and a balloon. I got it most of the way done, and then set it aside and decided to make this instead! That’s quite unusual for me – usually I like to work through one card at a time, and do each one more or less all in one go. Nothing wrong with doing it this way though!

I started by folding a card base using my favourite stamping card. I then placed the card base into my MISTI and started on my stamping. The floral images come from Altenew’s Brush Art Floral stamp set.

I worked out how I wanted to position everything, then stamped the greenery using the Key Lime ink from Simon Says Stamp’s Fresh Fruit ink cube set. I then stamped my two smaller flowers with the Lemon Zest ink, and the largest flower with the Orange Slush.

After finishing my florals I went on to add my sentiment. I picked one out from Happy Little Stampers‘ Bold Birthday Sentiments (which may be retired as I couldn’t find it on their site) and after carefully lining it up on my MISTI I stamped it with the Watermelon ink.

I did take a moment to think about whether I should add anything else, but eventually decided just to leave it as it was.

I really love the bright colours in this card. It’s very happy and summery! I had considered masking off the different elements but decided it would take too long. The sketchy look of the images actually lends itself well to the overlapping look, so I think it works well enough as is. Plus the examples on the back of the stamps’ backing paper shows them overlapping in the same way – if it’s good enough for the designer, it’s good enough for me!


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

Addicted To CAS – One Layer Card

Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS

Daring Cardmakers – Elemental Inspiration (The elements I picked up on were – flowers, bright colours, large sentiment, and – to an extent – the layout.)

Less Is More – Tropical Fruits (I took inspiration from a tropical fruit type colour scheme)

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Happy Birthday


19 thoughts on “Bright Birthday Flowers

  1. Gorgeous CAS take on our challenge with these beautiful stamp set and the vibrant colours of tropical fruits ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

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  2. This is STUNNING! I love how you arranged the flowers and the color palette you chose. It was also so interesting to be able to read about your creative process! The overlapping was just perfect and this card turned out beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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