Artistically Inked – Happy Birthday

I should be in the garden – the real one, but I am in the Studio garden…playing with the new stamp set / die bundle: Artistically Inked and the Artistic Dies.

Today, I worked with the Global Design Project Case (#292) and the colors from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#420) and this fit with the current As You See It Theme Challenge (#250).

And this is the result:



The elements I cased from Susan Wong’s card included the layout, the three flowers and the blended background.

  • Basic White cardstock was used for the entire card.
  • The large Floral was stamped three times.  Stamped in Blushing Bride ink first and then the edge of the stamp was sponged in Highland Heather ink with a Sponge Dauber for a two-tone effect.
  • The Double Leaf was also stamped three times.  Stamped in Soft Sea Foam ink and edged with Mint Macaron ink in the same manner as above.
  • Three Flower Centers were stamped with 2nd Generation Highland Heather ink (Stamped-Off once).
  • All of these elements were die-cut with the coordinating dies from the Artistic Dies set.
  • The background panel (4” x 5¼”) was colored using Blending Brushes.  Highland Heather ink swirled into the center, followed by Blushing Bride ink and then the edges completed with Soft Sea Foam ink and a bit of Mint Macaron ink.
  • The two background Flowers and the Leaves were adhered to the panel before the label was fixed in place.
  • For the sentiment label (3⅜” x ¾”), I stamped the sentiment, Happy Birthday, with Highland Heather ink.  Two holes were punched with a 1/8” Hole Punch and White Baker’s Twine was threaded through and tied into a small bow.
  • The panel was adhered to the card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”).
  • The third Flower was popped up completing the card.

These flowers reminded me of Peonies.  Such a pretty Spring Flower…if you can just overlook how popular they are with the ants.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

5 thoughts on “Artistically Inked – Happy Birthday

  1. Such a pretty watercolour effect on your blossoms, Jolanda! I love the colours you’ve chosen. Thanks for filling in the blank for us at As You See It Challenges!


  2. What beautiful soft pastel florals Jolanda – your card has a lovely ethereal quality this week! Thanks for playing along with us over at As You See It and CC&S this week!


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