Floral Birthdays

Floral Birthdays

 

 

Hi, Deborah here with you today. I hope you’re all keeping safe and well and, now that restrictions have been lifted again, being careful too. I’m here with a couple of floral birthday cards made using Concord & 9th and Altenew products.

 

 

Mum asked me to make a birthday card for her friend who loves pastel flowers. I used Concord & 9th’s Buds & Blossoms stamp set, and the matching Buds & Blossoms die set. I started by cutting out lots of flowers and leaves from white card. I kept the negative space and placed that in my stamp positioner. I then placed the solid images in the negative space, picked them up with the positioner and then put in the white die cuts. I stamped the flowers and leaves in a variety of colours. Next, I used the outline images and stamped them in dark grey on the flowers and shades of green and teal on the leaves. I worked out where to position the flowers and leaves, and then stamped the birthday greeting using words from Altenew’s Birthday Builder stamp set – so many different fonts and sizes. I then adhered the outer flowers and leaves flat to the card. I used dimensional pads for the peach, yellow and pink flowers. I finished the front by adding some glitter to the centre of some of the flowers.

 

 

Inside the card, I cut a piece of white card slightly smaller than the card base. I stamped a couple more flowers from Buds & Blossoms in the corners of the panel. The birthday greetings comes from Concord & 9th’s Yay for Birthdays. I edged the panel with an aqua marker and adhered it inside the card. I had one of the multi-flower heads left over, so I decided to make another card.

 

 

I used Concord & 9th’s Polka Dot Turnabout stamp to create the background. I stamped it only once directly onto the A2 (US size) note card in red ink. I wanted to frame the simple flower, so used Altenew’s Geo Frame dies to cut out a white hexagon. To make the black mat layer, I placed the die on black card, drew round it and then cut it out. I die cut three more white flowers and layered them together and finished with the stamped image on top, this gives dimension and stability to the image. I used the Birthday Builder stamp set to stamp the greeting on the hexagon – at an angle for fun!

 

 

Inside the card, I cut a piece of white card onto which I stamped a birthday greeting from Concord & 9th’s Yay for Birthday and finished by added the last of my left-over die cut flowers and leaves.

 

That’s all from me today. Take care, be safe and happy crafting.

Deborah, x