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Birthday Vase

>> Friday, April 3, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! Are you ready for some flowers? We have lots of trees blooming...cherry, Bradford pears, dogwood, redbud...so lovely! So I thought I add lots of pretty flowers to my birthday card today.

I wanted to use this new little dandelion image and I thought it would look good in a vase. After stamping & masking, I sponged on 3 colors of ink and spritzed w/ a little water. I added a few white dots w/ a gel pen just to brighten them up a bit then I cut them out. 

After I die cut the flower heart, I sponged the same colors on the flowers, spritzed them then put it back in the die & embossed it again while damp. This is really thick card stock and it embosses so much better when damp. After I punched the vase, I also misted it and embossed it w/ the same die. The edge of the lighter pink c/s was punched, sponged a little & white dots added to the centers. When the card was all put together, I added the black Candi dot on the flag & a little Wink of Stella on the dandelions.
Since I didn’t use any designer paper, I repeated the dandelions & sponging on the inside & added this new greeting.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend & be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge...this week...April Showers (use umbrellas, rainbows, rain) 
Supplies:
stamps: DRS Designs - Dandelion Puff, Happy BirthdayRest of Life Greeting (inside)
paper: white, pink, strawberry
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaliedacolor baby powder (yellow), Distress inks worn lipstick & dried marigold
accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A die, MFT fishtail flag die, Memory Box Vernay Heart die, Punch Bunch vase punch, white gel pen, Wink of Stella pen, Candi dot, Martha Stewart hydrangea border punch


6 comments:

Karin said...

You made these dandilions look like completely different flowers by coloring them up! So cool and I love the vase and pretty embossed die cut too!

Shelia said...

Julie this is gorgeous! Love the base & how you colored the flowers!

Robin Clendenning said...

I just love this card Julie! The colors are SOOO beautiful and I love that heart with the embossing! It is so pretty on the vase too! Our little wildflowers are very pretty the way you have done them and there's that flower border again...so sweet! Love it!

Samantha said...

How lovely! Those fun colors sure get me in the mood for some spring flowers!

Sue said...

What beautiful colors!! SO pretty! Love how you jazzed up the inside too!

Janett Ray said...

Beautiful, love how you changed the look of the stamp.

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