Floral Birthday Card

Hi everyone!

For todays card, I created another floral birthday card. I have 4 sister, 3 sister in laws, 1 mother in law and 9 aunts. I need some feminine birthday cards. Some silly cards as well, but my aunts really like the florals.

I started with a beyond beautiful stamp set by Catherine Pooler called Grateful Heart. This is one of my favorite sets (sorry about the glare, I can only do my photos late at night). The sentiments really speaks to me. The fonts used are fabulous and there are so many ways to use the set. Use the florals in silvers, creams, whites and golds for weddings and subdued blues or greens for funerals. You may need different sentiments, but it fits so many different occasions.

I started by stamping the bough in my Misti using Sand Castle Ink. I stamped once towards the bottom, rotated the panel and stamped again. I added the side floral to my Misti and just rotated the card stock again to stamp both sides. I put that ink through the ringer with Copics and Copic blending solution and it did not smear! It worked great for no line coloring!

I colored the Navy center using B39. I then took my colorless blender and made a few dots through out the center. I colored the florals with R20, RV55 and RV69. I did a few touches with my Magenta and Indianthrene Blue Polychromos colored pencil on the flowers.

I colored the leaves around the center with YG21 and added Chrome Oxide Green and Deep Cobalt Green colored pencil. For the olive-ish leaves I used YG91 Copic and Juniper Green colored pencil. For the turquoise leaves, I used BG11 and Cobalt Green and Deep Cobalt Green.

When you start your coloring with Copics, the colored pencils blend better and the process goes so much faster!

For the sentiment, I used a stamp from the I Eat Cake stamp set. It is a really fun stamp set! I embossed with white embossing powder

To finish the panel, I used Aspen sequin mix by Catherine Pooler. It has stars, white sequins, large irridescent discs, small irridescent sequins, beads and snowflakes in it. It is a perfect shaker card mix as well as card accents.

For the interior sentiment, I used the Awesome and Wonderful stamp set and a few stars from the Grateful Heart set. I decided I would finish the interior of my cards this year.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

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