For today’s birthday card I chose the colour palette from the Colour Inkspirations #140 challenge. So Saffron, Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam are all part of our subtles range and are so pretty together. It was really hard to go past this image and NOT create an Easter card. However,I resisted and opted to use the Happiness Abounds bundle for a floral card instead.

I coloured the flowers in Petal Pink and added some Light So Saffron through the bottom of the petals. This is a colouring technique I use to give variegated looks to images. The leaves were coloured in Soft Sea Foam and I added touches of Petal Pink through them which almost gave them an autumn like look of turning of colours. .

The card sketch was from the Global Design Project Challenge #gdp386 which I switched to a landscape card. I added a textured square for the right side of the sketch.


  • Die cut Gold Fine Shimmer Paper with Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Emboss with Hive Embossing Folder
  • Go over the embossed lines with the Dark Deep Stampin’ Blend
  • Immediately blend with a Blending Brush
  • Repeat until desired colour is achieved

Once you complete this, it takes a little bit of time (and patience) to get those flowers stuck down. The ink on top tends to resist that glue. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue and after several attempts, put a large Clear Block on it and left it to dry. It worked!

The flower formed the centre of the sketch and some blending with a mask formed the left side of the sketch. A sentiment from the Go To Greetings stamp set layered onto a strip of angled Petal Pink DSP was tucked in under the flower and leaves. I really love how the antique look on the Gold Shimmer Paper brings out the softer elements of this card and hope you do too.

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