Friday, November 1, 2013

Stippled Blossoms Birthday, MOJO317 & CTD266

Zoom... here we are in November already! I hope you all had a fun Halloween yesterday. I spent a relaxing evening handing out candy to Trick-or-Treaters and making sure kitty Oreo was safe and sound. How about you?

Most of my projects lately have been for either Autumn, Halloween or Christmas. I needed to take a break from making holiday cards, so I pulled out my well loved Stippled Blossoms stamp set to make a birthday card. I have lots of birthdays coming up in November and December.

My first source of inspiration was this delicious color combination from Color Throwdown. I love pinks and browns together. I didn't have Close to Cocoa though, so I substituted Chocolate Chip.

The layout is from this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I used a little creative license on this sketch; I hope they don't mind! Instead of a square I used a rectangle for my card base, and I shifted the whole sketch a little to the right and down. For the two smaller circles I substituted flowers. 

The used Blushing Bride and Cherry Cobbler for the two-steps flowers. For the leaves I used Old Olive for both steps, stamping off once to stamp the base in a lighter shade. The embossing folder used for the background and the ribbon are both from the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog. The sentiment comes from the Wetlands stamp set.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Wetlands
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride
Designer Series Paper: Sweater Weather
Ink Pads: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Tools: Big Shot, Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Circles Framelits, Scallop Cricles Die #2 (retired) 
Accessories: Pearls, Cherry Cobbler 1" Grosgrain Ribbon

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Brian King said...

This is SO pretty. Can't go wrong with Stippled Blossoms! I can totally see the MOJO sketch here. Nice job!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love how you substituted the flowers for the circles. The Stippled Blossoms are so pretty.

Julie A. said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love the colors and design.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card, Sandy!!! WOW!

Broni said...

What a gorgeous floral card! Thanks for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown!

Roxy Jones said...

Lovely - one of my all time favorite sets. There is a die set made for this if you don't love fussy cutting. Not made by SU - but works wonderfully.

Precious and Two said...

How did you trim so evenly around your leaves? Did you just scissor cut this? Your color combination is fabulous. I adore the Blushing Bride and Cherry Cobbler together. GREAT card.

stampwithsandy said...

Thanks for your kind words, and yes, all the flowers and leaves were cut by hand!