Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fresh Cut Floral Happy Birthday

Happy Saturday friends, welcome!  Today I realized how I am really running low on birthday cards and tags so you might see a bit more than usual in the next week or so.  Today is no exception, with color inspo thanks to ColourQ #197 (which could have been rather Halloween-y but is nicely balanced with that solid green).  I was also inspired to use flowers from W Plus 9’s Monday Mood Board #16:


Here’s my take, switching it up with a tag instead of a card:


I waited to get my most recent Simon Says Stamp order in the mail because I was immediately inspired by those flowers on that Pyrex dish (pretty sure my mom has some of those!).  This is W Plus 9’s Fresh Cut Florals set, which has been abuzz lately and with good reason.  The stamps are designed to layer, so it may take three separate stamps inked in three different colors to achieve this lovely effect.

I actually started with doing just the bottom left and top right corners, but I got carried away as I was having such fun and turned it into a nice floral background.  Some flowers and leaves are dotted or brushed with either Stickles or Smooch Ink for just a hint of glimmer.  The little banner on top has sentiments inked in two colors from a SSS exclusive set.

Thanks for joining me – stay tuned for next week because I have a mixed media project that I can’t wait to reveal!