Thursday, September 13, 2018

Birthday Flowers

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! 

This time around the "Toppings" options is "Die Cuts or Punches". However, you can also chose to do an Anything Goes birthday card, the choice is yours!

I used lots of die cuts on this card including the floral cuts, the stitched border, and a new-to-me background die, which I love. It adds some terrific interest, IMHO. Thanks to my crafty friend Laurie for enabling me to purchase it! The floral images were heat embossed with white embossing powder and watercolored, and I added a simple sentiment, also heat embossed.

I'm also playing along at The Flower Challenge, where this month it is Anything Goes. As everyone knows, my favorite images of all time are florals!

Stamp Sets: Spring Flowers, More Spring Flowers (Simon Says Stamp), Beautiful Lady (Altenew)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Black, Fog (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink Pads: Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn), Spring Flowers Dies, More Spring Flowers Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Tulisa Collage Die (Poppy Stamps)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp), Gansai Tanbi Watercolors (Kuretake)

I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!

Inky hugs :)


Lindsey said...

Beautiful background die! And your flowers are equally beautiful. Definitely an eye-catching card!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card Sandy. I love the pretty yellow flowers. I have to say you enabled me to buy that background die also as it makes a lovely background. I too am a flower lover too and love making floral cards. Have a great weekend my friend.

Ashwini Rao said...

Totally love it, Sandy! Lots of die cuts, lots of bright, cheerful flowers, and its a spectacular card!! Wow!!

Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, Nice card and layout. I love the flowers hanging off the panel. Of course, your coloring is fantastic too.
Have a blessed day.

Nancy said...

I love all of your work Sandy, but this one is a really eye catcher! Well done!!! Hope all is well with you!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I love how you used this set. Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

Shona Chambers said...

Wow, this is stunning!! I absolutely love how you used that die-cut for the background, so clever, especially with the white against grey. And your colouring of the flowers is just gorgeous, such a pretty colour. I'm so very glad you joined us this month at The Flower Challenge!!

Barbara said...

This is anoutstanding card with your die cuts and flowers. I'm sure you will not mind if I pin it.

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful! And I agree, that background die does add interest.

Carol L said...

This might be one of my favorite all-time birthday cards I've ever seen! I love the flow of those gorgeous flowers with that beautiful die cut pattern in the center of the card, and the white-embossed black sentiment ties it all together with perfection! This is a real stunner for me :)

Glenda J said...

This is amazing Sandy! Your colouring is perfect and the flowers go so well with that background die. The sentiment is so striking too. Absolutely stunning.

Marianne said...

Never got around to visiting your blog and leave a comment. Love that gorgeous die-cut background ... such a perfect backdrop to your pretty florals.