Birthday Bouquet

Good afternoon! I must say even I am surprised to be here, ready to post a new card so soon. But truth be told, now that I have my Grand Calibur back I’m extra inspired, making cards with lots of dies on them. Also today, I’m feeling full of energy and I didn’t want to waste the opportunity to make a card for some other challenges I had been planning to submit to.

I absolutely love the theme of this card, the color palette, and the white background… It looks so fresh and colorful. It was inspired by many challenges… That’s right! I combined a sketch, an inspiration photo and some element challenges… Yes, I know, multitasking at it’s most with my cardmaking.

 

Here is my card for today:

Materials
Spellbinders:
– Peony

– Carnation Creations
– Rose Creations
– Bitty Blossoms
– A2 Matting Basics
– Enchanted embossing folder
DoCrafts Xcut Large Dies – Leafy Flourishes
Inkadinkado:
– Personal Impressions stamp set

– Embossing Powder (mix) – Glam Gold and Silver Starlight
Ranger embossing ink
Color Box pigment ink – Frost White
Zap! heat tool
Merletto crystal stickers
Stanley GR10 glue gun
Bazic:
– Double Sided Foam Mounting Tape
– Double Sided Tape

Other generic materials
Vellum
Hawaii cardstock in white
Textured cardstock in pool and lime green
Bond paper in coral
Vintage gold button 

I could say this is a clean and layered card or maybe classy and elegant? What about freestyle collage? It sure can go either way… I started off by dry embossing it’s white layer. After adhering it to the card base I began working with the bouquet, positioning the flowers I made in the most balanced way possible while combining them with the leaves and flourishes. I wanted the flowers to look exactly like the ones on the inspiration photo, in fact I wanted the card to project the photo entirely. The coral peony and rose were sponged with white pigment ink on their edges. I decided I wanted to use vellum for some flourishes, and mix them with the green ones to soften the bouquet a little bit. I couldn’t resist to add some crystals to the smaller flowers and a vintage button to the largest one. And, to finish the design I added a Happy Birthday sentiment from a stamp set that’s been with me for quite some time, but whose font is timeless. I heat embossed it on vellum with a mix of gold and silver powder I like to do once in a while. And pronto!

I hope you like my card. I would love to know what you think. Thanks for stopping by!

This card is participating in:
The Card Concept
 
Sketch #95
Cardabilities
Inspired By Stamping
Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps
Show some Sparkle, Glitz or Glam
Craft Hoarders Anonymous 

Anything Goes
My Craft Spot

Flowery Springtime
Sentimental Sundays

CAS / Classic & Elegant + a Button
House of Cards 

Anything goes with Buttons 
Simon Says Stamp


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Crafty wife and mom / Blogger / Stamp Designer / Lover of all things paper / Deco Foil addict. Find out more about my creative world at www.gracielliedesign.com

41 thoughts on “Birthday Bouquet

  1. Oh, Gracie, your card is gorgeous! I love your take on the inspiration photo – absolutely stunning and right on!! You always design the most elegant and beautiful cards, and this is exquisite with the embossing and beautiful floral array! I totally LOVE it, sweet friend! Hugs!

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  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE those booms and the vellum sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! 🙂 HUGS and happy weekend! 🙂 Mynn xx

    PS: I'd LOVE it if you'd link up with us at House of Cards, too! We're looking for buttons! 😉 This is PERFECT!

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  3. Graciellie, what a stunning and striking card, absolutely beautiful! Those colourful blooms against the crisp white embossing are perfect! I love the softness the vellum adds too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at HOC, I hope we see you again soon! Ruth x

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  4. This is quite the beauty, Gracie! Gorgeousness and elegance in all of its layers. Perfect sketch, too, to showcase your bouquet. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at The Card Concept!

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  5. Thanks so much Karen! It's great that you stopped by today. I would like to invite you to my Giveaway Party going on now on my blog. I'd be delighted if you could come! Have a great week. – Graciellie

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  6. Thanks so much Becky! I'm glad you stopped by. Hopefully you can join me in my 3-day Giveaway Party going on now on my blog, you are more than invited! – Graciellie.

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  7. Thanks so much Teresa! I'm glad you stopped by. Hopefully you can join me in my 3-day Giveaway Party going on now on my blog, you are more than invited! – Graciellie.

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  8. Thanks so much Petti! I'm glad you stopped by. Hopefully you can join me in my 3-day Giveaway Party going on now on my blog, you are more than invited! – Graciellie.

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  9. Thanks so much Mynn! I'm glad you stopped by. Hopefully you can join me in my 3-day Giveaway Party going on now on my blog, you are more than invited! – Graciellie.

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  10. Thanks so much Jan Marie! I'm glad you stopped by. Hopefully you can join me in my 3-day Giveaway Party going on now on my blog, you are more than invited! – Graciellie.

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  11. Thanks so much Ruth! I'm glad you stopped by. Hopefully you can join me in my 3-day Giveaway Party going on now on my blog, you are more than invited! – Graciellie.

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  12. Thanks so much Kate! I'm glad you stopped by. Hopefully you can join me in my 3-day Giveaway Party going on now on my blog, you are more than invited! – Graciellie.

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