A Flower-y Birthday To You

Good morning!

I hope this post finds you warm inside with a cup of tea or coffee or freshly returned from an active jaunt - or crafting!  Let's be honest, I hope this finds you wherever your heart is fullest!

Today's card was inspired by and made for my soon to be mother-in-law (yay!) and my new Altenew stamps.  If you follow me on Instagram, you will see that I was playing around with these stamps and various ink combinations last week. Ultimately I ended up with a few that I loved enough to add to this card (the yellow is my favorite but shh, don't tell the orange one).

I used my mini ink blending tool and some pink ink over a stencil to create a reverse ombré background on my card front. I diecut a couple circles from some vellum to give my flowers something more to pop up against.

I recently picked up the Caliope die from Simon Says Stamp and have been playing around with it in various colors so I wanted to add it behind my flowers to create a little fullness.  Almost everything is popped up with foam tape (including my sentiment) to add some really great dimension.

To finish it off, I added a few dots of glossy accents above and below the flowers to replicate dew or rain drops. And there you have it! A flower-y Moroccan birthday greeting!

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Supplies used:
Dies - Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Rectangles; Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Circles; Simon Says Stamp, Caliope; Mama Elephant, Happy Script;
Stamps - Altenew, Vintage Flowers; Mama Elephant, Happy Everything;
Inks - Dauber Duos, Canary/Marigold/Camellia; Rubber Stamper Dye Inks, Yellow/Orange;
Stencils - My Favorite Things, Moroccan Tiles;
Other - Glossy Accents;  Ranger, Mini Ink Blending Tool; Foam tape; Recollections cardstock, white and kraft; Vellum;

News flash! As you may know, I'll be getting married this summer (yay!). As we get closer to the date, I have more and more projects to complete that are wedding related, which means lots of time and no sharesies - well at least until after the wedding goodness is over. So for the next 3-4 months I'll be decreasing my number of posts to twice weekly  to allow the extra time I need for the wedding craziness. I'll still be around, and creating up a storm but the writing about it the part I'll have to cut back on temporarily. Thanks for your understanding as I prepare for the biggest day (and party) of my life thus far! I'm looking forward to sharing all the crafty details and oh boy are there lots. I may have to do my first series to cover it all!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by and supporting me on my crafty journey. It means more than words will ever be able to express. Wishing you a wonderful start to your week and sending you hugs until next post!


  1. This card is gorgeous! The background and colors are so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

  2. such a beautiful card!! i love the yellows and oranges together! no wonder it's your favorite! i feel so warm and fuzzy just looking at the card!! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :)

    1. Aww thanks Samantha! I'm glad this one made you smile as well :)

  3. Color palette is soft and inviting, and I love the pretty little elements you used to create dimension! Thank you so much for playing along with the current Lawnscaping challenge!

    1. Thank you so much Roxanne! That is really sweet :)


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