Tuesday, January 22, 2013


On Saturday my family attended the 50th birthday party for a friend.  Although I had several birthday cards on hand, nothing was right for her…I knew I had to make a special card for a special birthday. 
In Bloom is one of my favorite stamp sets from Papertrey Ink.  I love the big bold flower.  It’s fun to color and great for layering.
I began by stamping the flower three times on Flourishes Classic White card stock and coloring each with Copic markers.  I wanted a casual loose look, so I was not precise adding colors on the leaves, giving it more of a watercolor effect.  On the first floral, the base, I colored the whole image, the second one just the middle layer, and on the third just the center.  I cut the middle section and center sections from the second and third images and popped each layer up on the original base.  I also stamped, colored, and cut out the leaves, both large and branches, and adhered them under the flower. 
Before I layered the flower together I pressed each into a Glue Pad and then sprinkled it with iridescent glitter.  Same for the leaves.
I used dies from By The Number on pink paper from Prism for the numbers and sponged a bit of Pink Petunia ink from a VersaMagic Dew Drop.  The sentiment is from the set Big Birthday Wishes.
All of the paper is from My Mind’s Eye In Bloom.  I had never seen this pad before, nor can I find it online, but I found it in Michaels over the weekend and I love it!
A long weekend over and the kids back to school, yay!  Hope you enjoyed it!  Thanks for stopping by!


Carol Dee said...

Pretty paper pad. (I will be checking Michael's!) Great card for a 50th BD.

Michele Boyer said...

GORGEOUS, Danielle! I love the how you've colored the flower!

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful 50th card Danielle - love how you colored and sparkled it!I'm sure your friend just loves this!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, swoon! Love, love, LOVE!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Cheerful and so pretty! Wonderful flower and CAS design.