Stampin Up Birthday Blooms..

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_MG_4591 (Medium)Once again for some reason my computer has decided these cards look better on their sides! So please just imagine they are standing in a landscape format!! I have used the same stamp ( from Stampin Up Birthday Blooms) and I have stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with Zig markers as I was experimenting with these wonderful new markers. With one colour you can get a graduation of colour by colouring directly where you want the colour darkest, and then I just pulled the colour around with an aqua brush ( a normal paintbrush and cup of water would also do the job). I scattered some drops of clear Nuvo around to look like water drops, and the dies are a nesting stitch die by seven paper dolls. Matching ribbon trim, a bit of patterned paper on the top card, and a bling flat backed pearl and these were super easy and what I would call clean and simple! Til tomorrow….._MG_4587 (Medium)

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stampin up birthday blooms, the second..

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IMG_4118 (Medium)Here is the other card I have made with Stampin Up Birthday Blooms stamp set. Again, I coloured the image with copics,and used stampin up cardstock for my card blank.The paper is from stampin up botanical blooms designer paper ( has anyone noticed I have real trouble mixing my paper companies?)spellbinders scalloped die, and ribbon from my ribbon drawer. My voice is slowly coming back, but not enough to go to work, so today I will be resting,making a big pot of spinach soup,and hanging out a little bit in the craft room – Mothers day is only 4 weeks away, so I must make some more cards.Til tomorrow….

Stampin Up birthday Blooms stamp set

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IMG_4117 (Medium)Although I have called this post stampin up birthday blooms stamp set I have only used one stamp out of the set.As I sit here looking at the set I see lots more potential for this one – it has a nice range of sentiment stamps, focal image stamps and even a cute heart border stamp so I will have to leave it out on my desk to play some more!I stamped this image with memento black ink, coloured with copics, and die cut with spellbinders scalloped circle die. The cardstock is stampin up regal rose, and I embossed the background layer with kaisercraft roses embossing folder.I popped over to Paper flourish today to pick up some papers for June classes, and found a few new dies and papers to put in my basket so can’t wait to get into the craft room, but for now I am off to the Dr to get something for my lack of voice! til tomorrow….