Tuesday, 9 November 2021

You Make a Difference and Hello Bluebird birthday card




 Hello everyone and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More. This time we want to see your birthday projects.


I came up with this card



I stamped the main floral frame image from my NBUS collaborative stamp set from Hero Arts and Pinkfresh Studio called You Make a Difference. I coloured the flowers and foliage with Copic markers, and although it doesn't show up well in the photos, I also added some dots of stickles on some of the flowers, and this glistens very nicely in real life. The sentiment is from Happy Wishes by Hello Bluebird and I embossed it with Brutus Monroe Gilded embossing powder.


I wanted to mat the image but didn't have any gold card/paper that matched the sentiment so I used the old trick of adding Versamark around the edges of a panel of white card and embossed it with the same embossing powder. To finish off I added a few sparkly pink pearls.

As always, you'll find lots of great inspiration over on the ATSM blog and it would be great if you joined us in the gallery.

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Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x

28 comments:

laurie said...

So pretty! Love the gold sentiment!

Eva Wilson said...

These are gorgeous - thank you for sharing how you made them.
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Mac Mable said...

What a really pretty card Carol. The stamping is beautiful and I like how you did the edges with the gold embossing too x.

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Carol, I am loving that image and the way you colored it and placed the sentiment in the center. I can imagine how it sparkles with the stickles on some of the flowers. So pretty!! Hugs, Brenda

Maria said...

Beautiful floral stamping to frame your lovely card!! And, wonderful sentiment placed in the center!! Great card!!

Heather said...

Carol, this is beautiful! Love the fresh Spring-y colors, and the playful design! Thanks so much for playing at HSS!

Stampin Expressions said...

Carol, I love the way that you framed your sentiment with just the right amount of flowers. They are so sweet and dainty. So glad that you joined us at HSS.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and so cheery with all the pretty flowers.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is gorgeous Carol, I love the stamping around the edge, beautiful colours and design. Love it.
Faith x

Carole said...

Very pretty card Carol. an da great reminder about those old techniques! xx

Aileen said...

Beautiful Carol, love the delicate flowers and leaves. Stunning card for our challenge, thank you. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

Izzy Scrap said...

Oooh ! I love your wild flowers frame, Carol. So delicate and with beautiful colours. It makes me want the spring to be here soon ! Have a great day. Hugs x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, so delicate and pretty.
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x

Dotty Jo said...


This is so pretty, Carol, You've framed the sentiment beautifully. Please drop by at Christmas Kickstart for the Tree Trimming post for the previous challenge... You'll need to read virtually to the end of the post, Jo x

Sue said...

Stunning card Carole hugs x

Lindsey said...

A beautiful card! You added just the right amount of colour to this pretty floral frame. And how fortunate to have a sentiment that fits the middle so nicely! Really like this.

Stampin by Genny said...

You did a beautiful job of coloring with your markers and what a great idea to do the sentiment in gold. A perfect touch of bling! Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Stampin With Leah said...

Beautiful card. I love the use of the versamark and embossing on the edges. It's a great alternative to using so much foil paper for a mat. The colours are sparkle are wonderful too. Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Ros Crawford said...

Love love love your stamped frame Carol... Stunning card!

Darnell said...

What a pretty spray of flowers all over the card, beautifully colored by you, Carol! I can see where you added the schparkle with the stickles and the pearls and I love the bright gold sediment. And I love the way you embossed the edge in gold ~ thank you for the reminder of all that adds! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell said...

p.s. Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! xoxo

Jolanda Johnstone said...

What a breathe of fresh air. The colors are lovely and the taking the frame from the HSS inspiration photo and using it to create your floral border was a good take away. Thanks for joining us this round. Cheers, Jolanda - DT

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Viv said...

Such a fabulous card here Carol! I love the way you added all of your pretty leaves all around the card. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

Witchcrafted Life said...

Joyfully lovely card. What a sweet, beautiful marriage of flowers and what space.

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Vicky Hayes said...

This is just the prettiest card Carol with a very cheery sentiment and great colours. Love your tip for matching the mat to the sentiment too! Vicky x

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