Framed Florets – Beautiful Friend Birthday Card

A few challenges have been percolating in my head.  Seize the Birthday (#249) Faces and Facebook Stampin’ Up! Colour (October) with the ever so pretty kitty face.  I just received the new Framed Florets Bundle, available in November, and decided to play with it and an idea I had…and so, I tried it, bringing it all together with the current sketch over at Tuesday Morning (#680).

Here is the result: 



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Balmy Blue cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Blushing Bride Floral patterned piece of paper from the retired Hand Penned Designer Series Paper pack.
    • The sentiment, Happy Birthday to my beautiful friend, from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set was stamped in the lower right corner with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Oval Accent Mat: (3½” x 4⅜”) Basic Gray cardstock die-cut with one of the oval dies from the retired Ovals Collection Framelits Dies set.
  • Focal Image Oval: (3” x 4”) Basic White cardstock.
    • The Floral Spray image from the new Framed Florets stamp set was stamped on the diagonal with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
    • Using my Black Liquid Fine-Tipped Gel Pen, I hand drew the Woman’s Face in a line-art style.
    • Using Stampin’ Blends Markers, the image was colored.  Flowers and Lips: Dark Pink Pirouette (retired); Some Leaves and Eye: Dark Balmy Blue; Some Leaves, Eyebrow and Eyelid: Light Smoky Slate.
    • Using Blending Brushes, Blushing Bride ink was added to the Facial area, Balmy Blue ink to the Head area and Light Smoky Slate around the image.
    • The Floral Festooned Face was then die-cut with another of the oval dies.
  • Frame Decoration: Basic White cardstock scrap.
    • The Double Floral image from the Framed Florets stamp set was also stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Stampin’ Blends and then die-cut with the coordinating die from the Framed Florets Dies set.

All of the elements were arranged and adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch.  I chose an oval shape as that suited my image better.

I am quite happy with this card as it turned out mostly like I envisioned.  A pretty card for a beautiful friend.

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

Additional Challenges: The Flower Challenge (#73) in celebration of their 6th Anniversary and Crafter’s Café (#290) to use pink in honor of Breast Cancer.

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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.

8 thoughts on “Framed Florets – Beautiful Friend Birthday Card

  1. What a unique design! I love your artistic touch with the woman’s face! It looks so awesome with the floral arrangement! Thank you so much for playing at The Flower Challenge!

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  2. Love these delicate colours. Thanks for joining us this month at The Flower Challenge and celebrating our birthday with us. Hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x

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