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Monday, June 06, 2011

Fabulous Florets Birthday Card

I was on Beate's "Fresh & Fun" web site and saw a beautiful card she made.  I didn't have the flower image she used so I opted to hunt down something Stampin' Up! had to try to make the card.  Of course her card is a lot prettier but my challenge was to try to duplicate the card with Stampin' Up! images and I did.  

My flowers were colored in using markers and a blender pen.  I like to color the markers onto a piece of plastic and then take the color off of it with my blender pen.  My piece of plastic is usually a piece of laminated white copier paper.  Then I can see the colors much better and I can also see the diluted color where I had already ran the blender pen over it.  

The colors I used for the flowers are Real Red, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight with More Mustard.  The centers of the flowers were colored in with a Chocolate Chip marker. 

The words were done on the computer and printed out.  The background paper is from the Subtles Decorative Paper Pack and the base of the card is Basic Black.  I tied a piece of Real Red grosgrain ribbon around the front of the card.  I did cut a slit in the seam of the card so the ribbon could be wrapped around the front since the seam is on the left side.

It's pretty but nothing like Beate's!  And I know.....  My stampers do the same thing and I am always telling them not to compare their cards to the original.  SO as it sits, it's pretty!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Devina said...

I love it! May have to case you.

Elaine said...

You have done a fabulous job. I agree with Devina, may just have to case you!