Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms Dies and the Itty Bitty Birthdays cling stamp set to make a floral birthday card full of sparkle!
We have a color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using:
I chose Silver Foil as the fourth color and decided to make the centers of my flowers shiny with silver foil and Rhinestones – more sparkle! I had decided that I wanted to make Pacific Point flowers with Just Jade leaves, and I was struggling with which stamps to use when I saw a card on page 69 of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog that used the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms Dies with the In Color Memories and More Cards and Envelopes. I decided that I had to reproduce it with our challenge palette!
I embossed a panel of Pool Party card stock with the Subtle 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Pool Party card base. I embossed a smaller panel of Pool Party with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder and adhered it to a die cut scalloped Whisper White panel, cut out with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals. I used the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms Dies to cut out the flowers, leaves and branch. Using Pacific Point card stock, I cut out 3 extra large flowers, 3 large flowers, 3 sets of medium and 3 sets of small flowers. I added a couple drops of White Shimmer Paint to my Stampin’ Spritzer with some water and sprayed the flowers to give them some shimmer – more sparkle! I cut 5 sets of each size of leaves from Just Jade card stock and the branch from Cinnamon Cider. Finally I cut the flower centers from Silver Foil.
I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in Pacific Point ink on a strip of Whisper White and cut it out with the smallest scalloped rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies using the two step method. I adhered the branch and label to the small panel with multipurpose liquid glue. I also curled some of the flower petals with my bone folder and doubled them up. I added the Silver Foil flower centers to the larger flowers and added Rhinestones to all. I adhered them to the panel with mini glue dots, tucking the leaves underneath. I finished off the card front with a Pool Party bow made with the new Shimmer ribbon!
I saved a couple of flowers and leaves for a Whisper White panel on the inside of the card, adding silver foil centers to the flowers.
I love the layered flowers created by the Stampin’ Up! Cherry Blossoms dies – they are so dimensionals and make very special birthday cards!
On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:
- Amy Koenders
- Mary Deatherage
- Kristi Gray
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Karen Finkle
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Karen Ksenzakovic
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (Subtle embossed background), 2-1/8″ x 3-1/4″ (floral embossed panel)
- Pacific Point – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (die cut flowers)
- Just Jade – 2-1/2″ x 4 (die cut leaves)
- Cinnamon Cider – 2 1/2″ x 5″ (branch die cut)
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-3/8″ x 3-1/2″ (scalloped panel), 1″ x 3-1/4″ (label)
- Silver Foil – 1″ x 2″ (flower centers)