Floral Happy Birthday

Over at As You See It, there is a luscious color challenge (#261) and I chose to use the technique challenge suggested by the TGIF team (#339) to create this afternoon’s card.

Here is the result:



The alcohol blending technique is very popular at the moment and I do like playing with color…

  • I added the Blackberry Bliss and Granny Apple Green colors using Stampin’ Blends to a piece of Vellum (4¼” x 5½”).  I then lightly sprayed 91% Isopropyl Alcohol on to the Vellum and used a Drinking Straw to blow around the colors to blend them.  Every time you do this technique, you will get a different result.  The Vellum will curl as it dries but then straightens out once dry.  The colored Vellum was adhered to a piece of Basic White cardstock with Stampin’ Seal.  The adhesive does not show through the Vellum and the white cardstock behind the Vellum makes to colors pop brighter.  The panel was trimmed to (3½” x 4¾”) and the sentiment, Happy Birthday, from the retired Four-Season Floral stamp set was stamped in the lower left corner with Blackberry Bliss ink.  I really like this particular sentiment because it is small and the font is pretty.
  • For the Accent Panel (3¾” x 5”), I chose Basic White cardstock.
  • To introduce the Silver, I die-cut the lovely Floral image from the Artistic Dies set using Silver Foil cardstock.
  •  All of the elements were adhered to a coordinating Blackberry Bliss card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”).

An elegant, richly colored feminine birthday card for someone special.

I think I will add it to the the current Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (#327).

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

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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 “Floral Happy Birthday

  1. It’s interesting how the addition of the alcohol changes the look of the Blackberry Bliss ink isn’t it? The background of blended ink is a beautiful backdrop for the silver die cuts! Thanks for joining our Colour Challenge at As You See It Challenges!


  2. Another beauty, Jolanda! The granny apple green adds such a zing to the alcohol background. Thanks for joining us at As You See It.


  3. What a beautifully inked background Jolanda – it shows off your silver diecut a treat. Thanks for sharing with us over at As You See It this week!


  4. Your alcohol inked background looks wonderful with the diecut floral, thankyou for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x


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