Thursday, September 16, 2010

Eastern Bloom Birthday Wishes

  Just a quick post today since we're busy getting ready for 5 out of town family members to descend upon us on Saturday.  I made this card recently for my sister-in-laws birthday.  I thought this color combination was fresh and bright and perfect for a birthday. 

  Try as I might I just couldn't get the Elegant Eggplant to look more eggplant-y in the photo....It's really purple and not black I promise!  Maybe it's that striped DSP that is making everything funky...might have to rethink that pattern in the future!

  First I stamped the largest flower from Eastern Blooms in versamark on Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant & Rose Red cardstock.  Then I embossed them using white embossing powder.  It makes the flowers pop and look all shiny & wet...very cool.  I then punched them out with my 1 1/4" square punch.  I didn't center the flowers in the punch as I wanted to have more of the cardstock showing to help break up some of the DSP in the background (really I should have just picked different paper for the background shouldn't I?).  I layered the flower squares onto 1 3/8" squares punched from Whisper White. 

  For the 4th square I used my Versamarker (yup, a marker that is the Versamark ink with dual tips) to just color the "wish" part of "The more candles the bigger the wish" from the Well Scripted set.  I stamped that onto Elegant Eggplant and then also embossed with white embossing powder.  That was also punched and layered the same as the flowers.

  I added tons of rhinestones to the centers of the flowers as well as the connected string of them under "Wish".  My sister-in-law is a hot shot manager of Victoria's Secret (seriously, she wins trips to NYC for fashion shows and stuff!) and we all know how much they like their bling so I thought it was a perfect match.

  So much for a quick post huh??  Thanks for looking!  Happy stamping!

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Well Scripted

Ink: Versamark

Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red, Welcome Neighbor DSP (retired)

Accessories: 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" square punches, rhinestones, organdy ribbon, Versamarker, white embossing powder


  1. I really like the details on your card! Sometimes I can't get colors to photograph correctly either :(.

  2. Your eggplant looks purple on my computer screen. Lovely card. I love the off centre blooms. I wouldn't change a thing!

  3. Great card!! That is one of my favorite sets. I love the embossed flowers and the rhinestones.

  4. Cute! I love the colors and how you did the flowers.


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