happy blooming birthday

Back to work…I’ve had the last 6 days off!
Here’s a clean & graphic card:
The bloom & sentiment are from the Stampin’ Up Flower Patch set.  It’s photopolymer and has coordinating dies.  Have I mentioned my new love for Stampin’ Up?  

I stamped the bloom with Distress Ink/Crushed Olive and then used a wet paintbrush to give it a washed look.  The sentiment has been stamped with Fresh Ink Charcoal.  Love using that color so it doesn’t overwhelm the design like a black ink would.

cardstock:  strathmore  stamps:  stampin’ up flower patch  ink:  crushed olive distress ink, fresh ink charcoal  other:  paper accents vellum, lawn fawn journal card die, misc washi
See that washi?  I picked up a grab bag from a local Scrapbooking shop that is moving.  Isn’t it a perfect match to the Crushed Olive?

I was inspired by

I posted my card earlier on Flickr.  

34 thoughts on “happy blooming birthday”

  1. OMGosh, could that washi match that ink color any better? This is gorgeous, Amy! Such a soft and elegant design. I love that flower set. I got to play with it recently at a friend's house… 🙂 Stampin'Up has always been a personal weakness of mine!

  2. OHHHHHHHHHH! I just love how you used that photo for inspiration— GORGEOUS! I loooooooooooove the colors and the vellum— beautifully done! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

  3. Awesome inspired card! Where do you work? For some reason I thought you were a lady of leisure :)– just stamping away your days..

  4. This is absolutely perfect! Hope your day back at work wasn't too tough…it's always so hard to go back, though, when you've had a wonderfully long break.

  5. Flower Patch is at the top of my wishlist and I still don't own it. The set with its dies is fairly expensive and I keep convincing myself that I need a multitude of other things instead of this one set. But now I'm looking at your card and regretting that I don't own it. I've only ever seen it used bright and cute – but you have used it so elegantly.


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