Birthday Bloom

Having recently received a new die set from Altenew, I decided to play with it:

I die cut all the layers for the flower out of previously made Distress Ink smooshing pieces of card. The leaves were die cut from a panel I had created during a virtual mixed media class with Seth Apter, and I’ve been waiting for a time to be able to use that piece – lots of inks, even glitter paint, and texture paste which I think shows up on the second photo.

If I remember rightly, we also did a lot of scoring and scratching into that panel, used a few of his inks and pastes – and it created an overall shiny piece of card.

Onto a white card base I stuck down a panel embossed using a Spellbinders embossing folder recently received as part of the Maker Mania 5 weekend.

I then splattered Distress Oxide sprays onto it to match the colours of the flower.

I stuck together all the layers of the flower and leaves and created the spray as you see.

The sentiment is from an older MFT stamp set. As I had stamped the sentiment in black, I added some black enamel dots to the background to bring it all together.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Tuesday Taggers add some texture

Everybody Art Challenge birthday

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge add a die cut

My Time To Craft embossing – wet or dry

We Love 2 Createanything goes mixed media

Creative Artiste Mixed Media – anything goes mixed media

4 thoughts on “Birthday Bloom

  1. Wow! Wonderful folder for the background a a really gorgeous flower. You succeeded in doing a very special card. Great job to create those bloomings. The shiny leaves complete this great and interesting birthday card.
    Thanks a lot for joining the EAC challenge.
    Hugs Uschi

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  2. Awesome texture on the background. I love how you’ve played with all the tones of inks to create all that contrast with the white background. And those shiny leaves give to the flowers an original touch. Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft. Hugs, María.

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