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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bloomin' Birthday Bouquet

I haven't been too good about posting on my blog lately. I haven't had time to visit and post comments at other blogs either...sorry about that! I guess I've just been an all around bad blogger! What is my excuse, you ask? The weather here has been just perfect! Sunny and in the 70's! It's been so long since we've had such beautiful weather that I've really been enjoying it!!! I've been trying to get my flower beds all cleaned up, spring cleaning around the house also, so I haven't been doing a whole lot of stampin'. Besides that, we are leaving on vacation in a couple days! A week in Florida...woohoo! We'll be visiting all 4 Disney parks plus Universal while we are there...so we're gonna be busy! I doubt I'll be posting here at all while I'm gone either. Well, enough of my excuses, right?...on to today's card.

It was a good friends birthday this past Friday, so I certainly had to make time to create a special card for her. This was my first time using the vase of hydrangeas (many have also called them violets or pansies?) I think they could be either...but since I'm the one coloring them I decided to make them hydrangeas. I cut the flowers out and popped them up from the vase. I also added some sparkle to the center of each flower with my stardust gelly roll pen, but the photo doesn't really show those details well.

I grabbed some River Rock card stock since I haven't used it in a while and it looks so nice with the Porcelain Prints paper I wanted to use. For accent colors I used Artichoke & Blue Bayou. I'm going to be sad when this years In Colors are gone. I use them so often and love them all...I'm going to be lost without them! Hopefully I'll like the next batch of In Colors just as well.

I had fun with the background here...using River Rock ink, first I used the Sanded background stamp, then I added the blossom definition down the left side of the card and then on the right is the cute little bee. I finished off the card with some Antique Brass Hodge Podge Hardware and Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon.

I hope you had a fantastic day on your birthday Rach!

5 comments:

Pat's little corner of the world said...

Lynn:
I love the card. I'm sure Rach will love it too. I think your layout is wonderful and the colors are great. TFS. into my Fav.

Denise~ said...

Lynn, this is simply stunning! As usual, you've created another gorgeous card. I love all the detail accents and the coloring on that stamp is fab! :)

Cassie said...

this took my breath away!

Tai said...

This card is very nice.

Tai

Paper and Ink said...

This is gorgeous. I wasn't drawn to this set until I started seeing what could be done with it. I think this just pushed me over the edge to buy it! TFS