Hello and welcome! A new challenge starts today at Seize the Birthday challenge, and we don’t have a topping this time, meaning its Anything Goes! So as long as your project has a birthday theme, you can join the challenge!
I am showcasing the card I made for my mother, who had her birthday a couple of weeks ago. She absolutely adores flowers on her card, and so do I! So, I thought of an assembly of die cut flowers, thrown together to make a bouquet of sorts would look good. And this card, which was originally supposed to be the normal size grew to over 8″ long, just to contain the whole bouquet! But she loved it, so that justifies it all! 😀
(In this first shot, I realized while taking the pics that one of the leaves had come off! I re-adhered it and took rest of the pics! :D)
The die cuts I chose are from Altenew Peony Dreams and Pink Fresh Studio Dainty Blossoms. I die cut all the pieces from water color paper and painted them all using Gansai Tambi watercolors.
For the background, I used kraft cardstock, die cut it using Lil Inker Designs’ Diamond Lace. Behind this, I added a piece of cardstock that I painted with Art Alchemy Blackberry, which is a sparkly acrylic paint. Love that color!
I adhered the painted piece over my cardbase, and then adhered the die cut panel on top. All the florals went above this. I didn’t use any foam tape, instead adhered a small portion of the flowers so that they naturally give dimension.
I used another piece of painted cardstock for the sentiment, from Reverse Confetti Tall Blooms stamp set, and gold heat embossed it.
For the envelope, I used three stamps from the Reverse Confetti Tall Blooms stamp set, and stamped it using a light kraft ink. The sentiment is the same as what I used for the card.
I hope you liked my card and are inspired by it. For more inspiration, checkout what the rest of the design team created along with our surprise party guest Linda Snodgrass at the Seize the Birthday blog! And don’t forget to join us with your own birthday project!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
I more than like this, Ashwini, I am in awe of this card! Absolutely beautiful.
Thank you so much Lindsey! So sweet of you!
Fully agree with you!
That bouquet of flowers is beautiful Ashwini and the diecut background is very pretty. It all came together wonderfully and I can see why your mother loved it.
Thank you so much JoAnn! Glad you liked it so much! 🙂
Whoa! This smacks of texture and color. I think it is my favorite one of the design team this time. It is superb!
Thank you so much Barbara! I am so flattered!!
What a stunning beauty of a card! The “grown up” size was totally understandable… in fact you could have extended more, as I know the results would be even better!
Thank you Cris! I was afraid of getting an abnormal ratio for the dimensions – better adjust a little bit if not completely! Anyway, my Ma is happy, so it’s totally ok! 😆😃😃
Wow..its very different..the color choice ,the bouquet and over all craft base with die-cut pattern ! All coming together beautifully on your card Ashwini !
Thank you so much Pooja!! 😘
Such a striking card Ashwini, beautiful! Love the vibrant flowers on that diecut background, such an unusual design, Cathy x
Thank you very much Cathy!
The bright colors on this card are so striking! I am sure your mother adored this as much as the rest of us!! Well done Ashwini!!!
Thank you so much Nancy! 😘
What a beautiful bouquet! The vibrant colors look amazing! And I love the metallic acrylic paint you used for the sentiment!
Learned something new again :)!
Thank you so much TaeEun!! 😃
I love the vibrant colours of this card and that die cut background from kraft with the dark blackberry showing through is stunning and so clever xx
Thank you so much Hilary!!
This is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the colors you used-they are so rich and just POP off that background. Lovely, lovely design!
Thank you so much noraln44!!