I had to sneak in some birthday card making while hubby was still planting his fields. His birthday is coming up June 1 and I didn't want him to see the card ahead of time. I try to plan a few surprises but most of the time he sees what I am working on. When he unexpectedly came in I had to quick turn the card upside down and pretend there was nothing out of the ordinary going on. LOL
I chose to use the images and sentiments from the Gina K. Designs Spring Blessings set. I went with the colors of blue denim, turquoise sea, and dark chocolate for inks. I also used the blue denim, turquoise sea and ivory card stocks which matched. I stamped the bird on ivory card stock with dark chocolate and then die cut it with a Spellbinder die called Lacey Ovals. I did another die cut of the same size in the turquoise sea and then offset them slightly so that there is a layer of both colors showing. Another version of staggered dies I guess. On the ivory oval panel I also stamped the sentiment with blue denim ink.These were all added to a blue denim panel and then placed on the base card of ivory.
Below the oval die cut I added flowers from the set which I had stamped on ivory and then fussy cut out. In the center of the flower I added a light brown pearl. And, close to the edge of the blue denim panel I added a Vintage Cut which was purchased from Gina K. Designs already cut out as I don't have a Silhouette or other type of image to do that type of cutting. I left just a slight part of the ivory base showing so that it would look better with the Vintage Cut design. I finished the outside of the card by adding some turquoise rhinestones to the ivory panel.
I carried the theme of the flowers into the inside of the card too.
I added flowers to my masculine card as I know my husband loves flowers. He is always on the lookout for some sort of wild flowers or tame ones that are growing nearby to bring me a bouquet so I thought I should give him a few on paper as well. Below is another view of the card from a different angle.
This card is being added to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge: Flowers
Dies R Us Challenge-Birthdays
Mix It Up Monday Challenge at Stamp TV
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