Bold Simple Stems Birthday Card

by Joanne James12. April 2014 21:39

I've had a lovely day today with members of my team at our quarterly training day; it's always such fun to get together with some of the wider team and meet up with friends I don't see all that often. Today I'm sharing a birthday card that I made for one of my downline who celebrated her birthday this week. I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch and the colours and photo over at Colour Q for the inspiration for my design:

I love the bright and bold colours over at Colour Q this week and the pattern on the sundress had me reaching for my Simple Stems set again to try and capture those bright flowers. Here is my finished card:

I used a piece of spotty Coastal Cabana DSP from the Fresh Prints paper stack as my angled background, then layered three flowers as the anchor for my birthday flag. I stamped the largest flower twice in Tangerine Tango and once in Pumpkin Pie, and having cut one of the flowers using my Secret Garden framlits, fussy-cut the remaining two flowers into sections, then layered them with a Tangerine Tango base, Pumpkin Pie middle layer and Tangerine Tango flower centre. I then popped them up on dimensionals to give a real 3D effect to this flower. I stamped the remaining two flowers in Bermuda Bay, then overlapped all three flowers - this photo shows the layering really well:

I used a piece of retired Tangerine Tango ribbon for my bow - I was tempted to use white, but decided my card needed another pop of orange amongst the lovely turquoise blues, so there you have it.

That's all for today; back tomorrow with another card, until then happy stampin'!

 

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/14/2014 8:22:47 PM #

Wow, this is wonderful, Joanne!  Love those flowers...they really mimic the inspiration photo so well!  And that sentiment is perfect for the flag!  Thanks for playing with the CQC this week!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/14/2014 9:42:11 PM #

Thanks LeAnne! I loved your DT card this week and the colour combo was just too good - I love brights!

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Sylvia
SylviaUnited States
4/15/2014 4:35:20 AM #

Lovely and bright yet very CAS card, Joanne, beautiful die cut flowers! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ this week.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/15/2014 10:14:54 PM #

Thanks Sylvia - a little fussy cutting to give the flowers layers was well worth it for the overall effect.

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Claire
Claire Australia
4/15/2014 11:26:38 AM #

Love the big, bold dots on your DP - they were so well with the flower and make a really strking combination! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
4/15/2014 10:17:13 PM #

Thank you Claire - I loved the colours in the challenge this week and took the big and bold inspiration from the gorgeous dress - great inspiration!

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