Friday, October 28, 2016

A Floral Birthday Card

I'm stopping in today to share the card that I made for my mom's birthday which she celebrates today.  Pink and navy blue are her favorite colors.  She recently traveled to France, where apparently there is a lot of navy blue wearing going on.  She actually returned, exclaiming - "I found my people!".

Considering my mother's birthday and this recent infusion of navy, I decided to go into the pink realm this year using my Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set.  I used some masking paper to cover the flowers and leaves in order to layer the images.  The ink I used here is actually MementoLuxe Love Letter, a proposed red ink that actually stamped in this gorgeous shade of pink.  Disappointing when you are trying to get red, but lovely when you are shooting for pink!

I will warn you that the MementoLuxe ink did not go down smoothly.  For all the stamping, I used my MISTI stamping tool and stamped multiple times in order to get the look I achieved.  This sentiment on the inside of the card was stamped easily 4 times.  This is the brilliance of the MISTI, that you can reliably re-stamp in exactly the same location, ensuring perfect stamp success.

Ultimately, I was so enamored by this card that I made a couple more for the stash.  I'll probably gift them to someone as gift giving season is approaching.  I also have a crafty surprise for my mom's gift, but want to hold off sharing with you so that she doesn't get a sneak peek.  Stay tuned.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Wendesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday's Weeks 254 & 255 Anything Goes


  1. I know what you mean about stamping. I am so happy to have a MISTI:) And your card made my jaw drop. So elegant and chic! Your mum will LOVE it!

  2. Oh what a beautiful card!! I have that stamp and your lovely card inspires me to take it out and use it again! God bless!

  3. Gorgeous, beautiful card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Gorgeous card and stamp! Love this!


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