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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Birthday Blooms for You

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? It has been quite sunny here which has been nice for a change. It was just a bit too hot for Sports Day yesterday but that is behind us now.

I wanted to make a card for a friend that is going through a hard time at the moment.


I made the frame for the image with some of my Noble dies by Sue Wilson. I do like the piercing that you get with this set.


This has to be my favourite flower stamp it comes from the Birthday Blooms set by Stampin Up. It was stamped with black archival onto watercolour card this meant that I was able to colour it with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and some water and a watercolour brush. Now can you see the dots in the background? That is another stamp from the set. I used two shades of Distress ink to stamp round the flower. Then I used a translucent mica powder to dust over the dots. I have to admit I had never done this before and now I am not sure why not the mica clung to the distress ink and I was left with a lovely sheen. 


I liked it so much I did the same with the sentiment that also came with the Birthday Blooms stamp set. 


I really enjoyed making this card I used so many of my favourite things to make it. 


Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

30 comments:

  1. This is superb; bound to cheer up your friend :-)

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  2. Lovely card Jackie, gorgeous image & you've framed it beautifully.
    hugs Jo x

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  3. Beautiful card! Love the flower and that Sue Wilson die!

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  4. A gorgeous card Jackie, love the dies and the frame around the flowers.

    Jade

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  5. Beautifully made card Jackie, the flower is stunning and love the little dots, they look fabulous. I am sure your friend will be cheered when she receives it and it will brighten her day. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  6. Gorgeous card Jackie, love the die cut border and flower image! I'm in no doubt that your friend will be over the moon with it!!
    Hugs Donna xx

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  7. Such a beautiful card and a kind sentiment Jackie.
    Laine
    xx

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  8. Such a beautiful card. The stamp is lovely and the frame is stunning. I'm sure your friend will love it. Cathy x

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  9. Very elegant card Jackie, the rose is beautiful and I love how you have framed it
    Kevin xx

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  10. Wonderful card Trying to catch up on blogs I have missed Still playing with Platnum

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  11. Wonderful card Jackie, love the stamp and beautiful dies you used to frame with.
    Hugs Pam x

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous! Love how you framed the rose!

    Toni
    HOC DT

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  13. love your colouring of these rose!

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  14. Stunning card Jackie. The rose stamp and colouring is super.
    Crafty hugs
    Lesley

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  15. A gorgeous card the flower is beautiful xx
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  16. Such beautiful coloring and a beautiful frame

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  17. What a beautiful card, I like your piercing and the pearl embellishing! Donna HOC DT

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  18. This card is stunning Jackie. Hope your friend loves it too x

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  19. This card is stunning Jackie. Hope your friend loves it too x

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  20. WOW - absolutely beautiful - I have a feeling your friend is going to love this. Thanks for joining us at HOC challenge this month. Shirley H.

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  21. Beautiful card - I love this stamp too. The die cut pierced frame sets this off beautifully. Thanks for the tip about the mica powder- have loads of the stuff - will fish it out and try it!!
    xx

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  22. Stunning card Jackie! The image is so pretty as are the colours you've chosen! Love the die cuts too!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  23. Love the die cut frame Jackie, it really sets off those flowers.
    Thanks for joining us at Cardz4Galz. :)

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  24. Lovely card, the frame really sets the rose off.

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  25. What a gorgeous card! I LOVE the layered frame--and that bloom is colored beautifully! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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