Happy Birthday Dear You – Flower Fest

Uh-oh.  I found another color challenge blog.  I love color challenges;  it’s forced creativity for me.  I pull out scraps of the colors and scatter them on my desk.  Sometimes the idea comes immediately, and sometimes it doesn’t.  It didn’t take long for these colors to stirs up some images in my head. 

The challenge:  Colour Throwdown #153.  The colors:  Pool Party. Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Whisper White. 

As I shuffled the scraps around, I kept seeing sky and green grass.  Here’s what the outcome was:

I did something a little different with the flowers; I stamped them twice for each flower and then cut out both the larger and smaller parts of the flower so I could layer them.  After I had completed this card and was working on another projects with Crystal Effects, I kept looking over at this card.  Hmmm… I wondered what the flowers would look like if I added a few dabs of Crystal Effects.  Even though the card was great the way it was, I love the extra “Umpf” the Crystal Effects gave it.  The flowers almost look like white ceramic.

SUPPLIES:  Paper:  Crumb Cake (120953), Pool Party (122924), Old Olive (100702) and Whisper White (100730);  Stamp Sets:  Flower Fest (W122278 or C122280) and Happiest Birthday Wishes (W122615 or C122617);  Ink:  Old Olive (102277), Crumb Cake (121030) and Basic Black (101179);  Tools:  Scallop Border Punch (non-SU); Paper Snips (103579);  Finishing Touches:  Crystal Effects (101055), Brights Brads (119740) and Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon (114319)


 Product Highlights: 


Flower Fest includes 8 fun and festive stamps.  This stamp set is great for using with embossing powders.  Try our new Stampin’ Emboss Powders in Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, and Melon Mambo to make these sweet, summery images pop! Most stamps in this set have a coordinating punch (each sold separately): 1-3/8″ Circle, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle, Fancy Flower, 5-Petal Flower and Butterfly.

Embellish any image without embossing using Crystal Effects. It gives a high-gloss finish to any image.

■ Creates amazing 3-D effects
■ Applicator tip gives great control
■ Distributed exclusively by Stampin’ Up!
■ Water based for quick and easy cleanup
■ Dries completely within an hour depending on how thick it is applied
■ 2 oz. bottle

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  1. JoAnn Burnham

    Very pretty. Love the way you cut out the flowers and layered them, then added the crystal effects. TFS

  2. Broni

    I love your beautiful 3-dimensional flowers and great use of the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

  3. Suzanne Russell

    Love your happy flowers! Great birthday card.

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