Birthday Blossoms

Today I'm showing you the card I made for my mom's birthday, which is tomorrow. She's not really into frills, so I tried to keep the layout and embellishments simple. She also loves bright colors, which is a love I simply do not share! LOL So basically, this card really isn't my "style", but I like how it turned out.

I pulled out some Rose Red and Certainly Celery scraps I had from my Stampin Up POP (Palette O Prints) pad and pieced them together to make a background. I then matted on Basic Black and tied a knotted black grosgrain bow around it. Next I stamped the tulips from Bothway Blossoms randomly on Conqueror White Cardstock in Ancient Page Coal Black. I colored the flowers and stems in with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, adding a little shadow below each of the flowers with a light gray Tombo marker. It then looked a little bare to me, so I stamped the flecks from Itty Bitty Backgrounds in Creamy Caramel on the lower third of the panel. Next I stamped Birthday Wishes from PaperTrey Butterfly Kisses at the top and matted on Basic Black. I adhered it to the background panel with Stampin' Dimensionals and then matted the whole thing on a Certainly Celery card base. The final touch was just a hint of Stardust Stickles on the darker parts of the tulips.

11 comments

  1. This card is fantastic, love your stamped image and the colors you used.

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  2. I think it's beautiful! I love frilly stuff, but I do love the clean lines on this card.

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  3. This is beautiful in its simplicity Julee! I love the paper pieced background and the coloring on the tulips. Such a pretty layout!

    Linda

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  4. Very nice! I am sure she will love it! :)

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  5. Mmmmm.... I love it! It may not be your style, but it sure sings to me!

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  6. Another beautiful card!!!!
    I'm sure your mother will adore it!
    TFS!!!!!!!!

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  7. oohhh pink AND sparkle...you know I love it!!!

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  8. Heather PhillipsJune 18, 2007 at 5:20 AM

    this is beautiful! i love the alternating strips of paper and your coloring "skillz" are fantastic! :)

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  9. Gorgeous card. I love your coloring and the background strips.

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  10. Love everything you've shown this morning! I even went and collected templates for the nugget boxes, having never seen them before. Your things are just so pretty!!! :)

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