Happy Birthday Blooms

A couple of weeks ago my mum had a very special birthday. Now, I always make my mum a card, but normally it’s just one, but not this year… the day before Mum’s birthday I got a mercy call from Dad asking if I was going into town at any point that day, I said “No, on a Saturday on the retail lead up to Christmas, no thanks!” but I did enquire as to what it was he wanted… a birthday card for Mum because he’d forgotten all about it! Typical man!

Now, I had already made one card, and so turned to Pinterest for some more Birthday inspiration (yes, I know that this was a danagerous thing to do with limited time!) and found this stunning card from Chantel De Kaste from the Netherlands, and took it as a jumping off point.

Watercolour birthday card using Awesomely artistic and birthday blooms from Stampin' Up!

The stamp set that Chantel used has now retired, but I substituted it for Birthday Blooms, which is one of my all time favourites! The flower is stamped in Archival Basic Black onto Thick Whisper White to allow me to watercolour it with Rich Razzleberry ink, so pretty.

Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card using stampin' Up! uk products

The background stamping, also in Basic Black, is taken from Awesomely Artistic. I love this stamp set for layering pieces and little details. Once it was stamped I ran it through the Large Polka Dot embossing folder and although you cant really see it on the photos, it just added an extra layer of detail. I have said before how my mum is never very impressed by my creations, and I have to say, this card didn’t get much of a response either. What do you think?

Question of the Day: What’s your favourite stamp set at the moment? I’m loving using Merriest Wishes…. more of that on Friday!

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Hannah McCurley

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