Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Happy Birthday Lily!

It's my granddaughter's birthday soon, so I made a card with her in mind. She's only going to be 6, but she is such a little lady these days...grown up so much in the last year.

I used a Christmas set from Flourishes, to show that these sets are versatile...not just for Christmas.


I used the small corner flower. I actually cut the stamp in half, which I do quite often. It's easier than dealing with the rest of the stamp, and you can always put them back together on a block.

 I still had to do a bit of masking with a post-it note as I went along, stamping them in
Close To My Heart's Champagne ink,
and turning them this way and that to make a chain of sorts.

I colored them with Prismacolor markers and then with Prismacolor Premier pencils. I blended a bit with a blending marker.

Fussy cutting is never a big deal to me, as I love to cut...it's like therapy. I also love to ink the edges of EVERYTHING so you will notice that on nearly every element of this card.
 I used the die set from Flourishes called, "Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames", and offset the sentiment frame. The sentiment is from an older Flourishes set.

I added some glittery ribbon and pearls.

I really hope this card hangs around for awhile...maybe on the 'fridge.

Well, keep watching for my new stamp line from Flourishes...


  1. What a beautiful layered card- I love that big blow and the inked edges! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H challenges.

  2. Oooo, Bev, this is lovely! The colors are so pretty and your bow is fabulous! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ August Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

  3. Wow, this card is amazing!!! So beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


  4. Love the embossed background and how you used the rose flourish stamped and fussy-cut on your card. Great interpretation of the sketch...Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC, and please come back next week for another great sketch challenge.

  5. So beautiful card! I adore the embossing background and colors! Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  6. I love everything about this - the soft colours, the gorgeous stream of flowers and leaves down the left side, the embossed background... It all works together perfectly. What a beautiful card! Thanks for inspiring us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week - please come back and join us again :)

  7. This card is gorgeous! I love every single thing about it - the embossing, the pearls, the ribbon, the flowers...all just perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at AHSC!

  8. Beautiful details. Love the embossing and gorgeous colors. Thank you so much for sharing at AHSC this week!

  9. Beautiful x 10!!!! love everything about this. What a lucky little girl to receive this card-- Stunning! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  10. Love the inking and color combinations, great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart!

  11. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  12. Bev, this card is pure bliss! I love your colors and all the lovely details you've put into it, it makes me homesick for my grandmother's garden. Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and I look forward to seeing more of your work.

  13. Gorgeous card--love everything about it--especially the embossed background and beautiful bow! Thank you for sharing at Heart 2 Heart!

  14. Congratulations on your Heart 2 Heart win...very pretty card!

  15. Lovely card! Is the Happy Everything sentiment available on the Flourishes site?

  16. Hi kReN K, The sentiment is from an older set, and honestly it's been awhile since I made that card I am not sure which set it was. :-) Thanks so much for stopping by again...