Art In Bloom Birthday Card by Secrets To Stamping

Guess what – AAA Birthday Challenge invited me to be a guest designer! I am so excited to play with them for their “Embossing Folder” theme. If you follow me, then you know how much I love texture on my cards. Therefore, I just had to use the Art In Bloom bundle again, this time using a new Splatter background stamp I just bought.

Once you finish here, I hope you visit the AAA Birthday Challenge Design Team gallery for some great inspiration and play along!

Art In Bloom Birthday Card by Secrets To Stamping

My secrets to making this Quiet Meadow project

  • Firstly, these A6 cards were basically made exactly the same, with just a few details that are different, since both are highlighting the embossing folder and the pretty flowers that the embossing made.

Now, the FUN Part!

  • After making the card base, I dry embossed the white cardstock that was already stamped with the splatter background stamp. Once it was embossed, I took daubers and lightly inked up the leaves and edges with Soft Sea Foam and Balmy Blue inks. Then, I inked up the flowers – one very lightly with Poppy Parade and the other very boldly with Poppy Parade and So Saffron inks.
  • After that, I started on the sentiments, cutting the “Celebrate” from the retired Celebrate You dies three times. Then, they were glued together and Wink of Stella added to give it some sparkle. I adhered it to a long banner to anchor it.
  • Once the panel was complete, I adhered it to a black cardstock panel to bring out the splatter.
  • The second card is essentially the same but I decided to cut out another flower to place in the center of the three on the embossed background along with a few leaves. Then, I stamped the Happy Birthday from Timeless Tulips and cut it out with the long banner (then trimmed down) .
  • After adhering it to the Poppy Parade cardstock, I wrapped Poppy Parade twine around it and under the flower with leaves and sentiment.

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