Saturday, October 20, 2018

Little Birdie Crafts Birthday Blossoms

Hello friends, thanks so much for dropping in.  Creating your own background for a card is right on trend and so much fun.  There is no limit to the possibilities - giving us unique works of art - you have to love that!  I have used one of the Little Birdie Crafts newly released single stamps - these gorgeous blossoms work for this technique perfectly.

I have started by cut/emboss the largest die from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Fancy Edged Rectangles Etched Dies using white card stock and the Platinum Die Cutting Machine to create the card front. Before removing the die cut from the die I have stamped the background using the Little Birdie Crafts  Flowery Wishes clear stamp using Imagine Memento ink in Pistachio.  I placed the stamp on an acrylic block and repeated the stamping evenly over the card front while still in the die.  Sponge around the inside edges also using Pistachio Ink.  Remove the stamped card front and you will see how using this technique to stamp created a white border and gives the illusion of another image - so easy and so effective.  The card front has been popped up onto a slightly larger pre-cut pink card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. 

Next I have cut/embossed the second smallest die from the Nestabilities Fancy Scallop Edge Circles Etched Dies using green card stock.  Thick pink Ric Rac has been glued across the lower portion of the card front and the Green Circle popped up above it using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.

The image has been stamped using Imagine Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and coloured using pre-inked Sponge Daubers - I love colouring this way - my Daubers are always fully loaded LOL!  The image has been fussy cut/hand cut using scissors and popped up onto the top portion of the Fancy Scalloped Edge Circle also using Scrapbook Adhesives BY 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The sentiment has also been stamped in Black Ink, trimmed and popped up below the flowers using 3D Foam Squares.

A pink double seam binding bow has been glued to the left side of the Ric Rac and a large brad added to the knot.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
As You Like It Challenge - Clean & Simple Or Fussy & Fancy (and why) - fussy - love all of the details 
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Ribbon or Lace
WordArt Wednesdays Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs -  Birthday
Retarte - Anything Goes
Always Happy Birthday - Birthday
Craft-Dee BowZ- anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafter's Cafe - Feminine

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
      {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. Beautiful card. Love the colours. Thank you for entering at Creativ Fusion Arts & Crafts Challenge #5

  2. Linda, this is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Always Happy Birthday.

  3. Beautifully designed! Love it! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge

  4. Love the fresh blossoms.
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
    Hugs from Africa!

  5. This is so pretty Linda - i love the 'clean' look of this card, just gorgeous thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

  6. Beautiful card...thanks for joining us at Creativ fusion arts & Crafts
    Varsha DT

  7. Very pretty card. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Feminine" challenge.


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