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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy Birthday

Hello again,

One more quick post today.  Inspired By All the Little Things' inspiration photo is a beauty this week and I had an idea right away. Besides the flowers, I was also inspired by the gold of the bamboo pieces that the curtains are draped on. Although my flowers came out a little more red than purple, I still think it works with the inspiration photo. I'm also playing along with Seize the Birthday's Welcome Back challenge.

Using the Peony Bouquet set by Altenew, I stamped the layers of flowers using some SU and Hero Arts inks, as well as with VersaMark so I could use gold EP as "shading" on a few. After cutting out with the dies, I arranged them around a Die-namics Stitched circle frame die. The card front is dry embossed using the TE Burlap EF.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is stamped with MFT Label Maker stamp set  and Memento tuxedo black ink, then cut with their coordinating Die-namics dies. It was a fairly long process, but super fun to create.

Thanks for looking in. Have a great Saturday evening!

Stamps: Altenew Peony Bouquet set and MFT Label Maker Sentiments set
Paper: SU Blushing Bride and Brushed Gold card stock, X-Press It Blending Card
Ink: VersaMark, Memento tuxedo black, SU Purely Pomegranate, Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink pads in various reds and greens
Other: Die-namics Stitched Circle Frame die, Label Maker Sentiments dies, Altenew Peony Bouquet dies, Hero gold EP, heat tool, TE Burlap EF, Mini Misti Stamping Tool, the Big Shot, enamel shapes, dimensionals


  1. Wow! Colleen this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and the gold embossing puts this card over the top!

    1. Oh, and thanks for sharing this with us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. So very pretty and those reds are just stunning!

  3. Beautiful! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

  4. This is beautiful, Colleen!!

  5. Gorgeous!! Love all the layers and textures:) Thanks for playing at Inspired By All the Little Things!

  6. Beautiful, elegant card! The gold embossing works perfectly with the deep rich colours. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday!

  7. Beautiful card. Love the gold embossing on those gorgeous flowers. The dry embossed pink background is perfect with the color of the flowers. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  8. Beautiful card, Colleen! Love the texture and all the fabulous layers! Thanks so much for playing along with Inspired By All The Little Things!


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