Stippled Blossoms Birthday Card

I needed a birthday card for my sister, who is an avid a gardener, and thought she'd love this one using the Stippled Blossoms stamp set from Stampin' Up! 

Handmade Birthday Card with Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set
Stippled Blossoms SilhouetteStippled Blossoms is a 2-Step set.  That means that there are two stamps for each flower.  Look at the pink flower, for example.

First I stamped it with the "silhouette stamp", using Pretty in Pink ink.  You have to use a light color for the first layer so that the detail will show. 

Stippled Blossoms detailNext I inked the "detail stamp" with Primrose Petals, and used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position it on top of the first image so the layers lined up right.

When I started playing with these flowers, I was amazed at how beautifully the finished images turned out.  You just can't tell from looking at the pictures of the stamps.

Click Here to Order the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!This card shows off two items from the Holiday Catalog. 

The background layers are embellished with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  I was a little concerned that the amount of detail in this folder would detract from the focal point, but it turned out to be subtle enough to make the flowers really stand out.

Order Designer Ribbon Slides from Stampin' Up!The embellishment on the bow is a Designer Ribbon Slide.  These items will add a nice flair to the ribbon and bows on your projects.  Good news:  They're not so girlie that you can't use them on a masculine card.  If you're like me, you like Stampin' Up!'s embellishments, but sometimes they just don't fit on a guy's card.

 

If you want to see the inspiration for this card, here's the bed of zinnias I was thinking of while stamping the flowers.

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Order any of these products today from my Online Stampin' Up! Store When you need a handmade birthday card for a friend or family member who loves to grow flowers, then Stippled Blossoms is sure to please.

3 Responses to Stippled Blossoms Birthday Card

  1. Cheryl in Texas August 18, 2012 at 4:32 am #

    Sage,

    What ribbon did you use on this? Love the look of this card. Thanks for sharing your creative cards!

  2. Sage Kimble August 18, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. I love how it drapes so gracefully.

    Sage Kimble
    aka The Mad Stamper

    Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator
    sage@stampingmadly.com

    If your fingers arent inky yet, what are you waiting for?

  3. fita April 13, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Hi Sage,
    Hope you’re doing well; miss you! Can you tell me what colors you used for this beautiful card.
    Thanks

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