Birthday Blooms Dear Friend Card for GDP028

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  Team_Project_Highlight_Banner Today’s post is a special one because I’m so excited to be casing a fellow Aussie demo – Jess Williams – in this week’s GDP challenge AND the lovely Kylie Bertucci is highlighting some of the Crazy Crafters’ projects on her blog tonight (7.00pm Queensland time) including this one!  Woo hoo!!  So you can click on the GDP image below to view all the amazing and inspirational projects over there, and be sure to check out Kylie’s blog to see the awesome Crazy Crafters’ projects and vote for your 3 top faves by clicking on the banner at the top of this post.  I hope mine will be one of your faves! GDP028 I took inspiration from Jess’s card and included a soft and pretty floral image as well as embellishing with a trim.

Birthday_Blooms_Dear_Friend_Card-1 You can never have too many friend cards on hand ready to pop in the post and this one is so sweet. It uses an image and sentiment from one of my favourite Occasions Catalogue sets (of which I have many!), the Birthday Blooms stamp set.  The images are absolutely gorgeous and just beg to be watercoloured (so I did!).  But the sentiments in this set are also soooooo pretty with their curly font style.

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Birthday Blooms Stamp Set © Stampin’ Up!®

I started by making a mask from the Decorative Label punch for the sentiment and then embossed the images using clear embossing powder.  Because the watercolour paper I used is not a bright white, I didn’t want the image outlines to look harsh.  I used Blushing Bride and Rose Red for the petals and Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.  A dash of Daffodil Delight in the centre of the main image looks so pretty!  I then took the negative of the mask and sponged inside with Crumb Cake so the sentiment would stand out on the card.  It wasn’t quite defined enough so I traced around the edge with a Crumb Cake marker. I think these colours are perfect for soft and pretty watercoloured blooms.  Feel free to download and save this image.

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Colour inspiration from GaGa Papercrafts

  Birthday_Blooms_Dear_Friend_Card-2 A few of the dotted image from this stamp set stamped in Crumb Cake and some of the clear sequins from the Metallics sequins pack sprinkled around filled in the white space nicely.  The finishing touch was some Very Vanilla thick baker’s twine wrapped around the panel before it was adhered to a Rose Red base. Before I go – just a reminder:  Don’t forget time’s running out to get Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!  Get one FREE with every AU$90 you spend!   This promotion finishes on March 31 – that’s 6 days away!  Click on the Shop Now button in the sidebar and don’t forget to use the Hostess Code at the top of this page to receive an extra gift from me!  Happy shopping!Sale-a-Bration_Freebies I hope you like today’s project.  Leave me a comment below – I’d love to hear from you!  Thanks for stopping by. XOXO Gail

25 Responses

  1. Shawn de Oliveira

    Such gorgeous coloring. And besides the gorgeous flowers I also love the way you’ve colored the label for your sentiment. Thanks for sharing with Global Design Project.

  2. Brian King

    Such a beautiful card, Gail! This technique is WONDERFUL, and the colors are perfect. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s CASE the Designer Challenge at the Global Design Project – I’m glad you did.

  3. Paula Dobson

    Your watercolouring is beautiful Gail! I love the masked, ponged sentiment. A stand out card. Thanks for joining us at Global Design Project.

  4. Kylie Bertucci

    What a stunning Card Gail. Love the colours. Thanks for taking part in the Crazy Crafters project highlight this week. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge!

  5. Jess Williams

    A totally gorgeous card Gail! So soft and pretty! Thanks so much for joining in with the Global Design Project this week and for CASEing my card!

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