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Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Jewelled floral vines

Hello, crafting friends!

I've been thinking about birthday cards today and have come up with a graphic style with delicate blooms and a sprinkling of gems. Come and see:


This beautiful Floral Vines stamp from Uniko really caught my eye when it was released recently. I love that you can do all sorts of wonderful things with it. Today I stamped it once, then turned my card panel round 180 degrees and stamped it again, offset from the original. The birthday sentiment from the stamp set fits perfectly in the space between - and that makes my heart sing!


I coloured the flowers with coloured pencils, added highlights with a white Posca pen, and trimmed the panel with a stitched rectangle from Heffy Doodle. For that celebration feel, I coloured some clear gems to match with my alcohol markers and arranged them 'like an explosion' as my youngest son would have said when he was small!

CHALLENGES
I'm joining in with the 7th birthday celebrations at AAA Cards where there's an emoji treasure hunt and blog hop and prizes to be won! Their sister challenge, AAA Birthday, is celebrating two years of wonderful inspiration too so I'm also linking up there. There's a blog hop there too plus a fun Find the Flag game and some amazing prizes! Come and join the fun! Just Us Girls supplied the beautiful soft colour palette so I'm playing along there too.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
My youngest son is quite grown up now and currently working hard at the end of his second year at university. But sometimes I remember when he was little and how he used to draw complicated space scenes full of star ships and rockets. He would be completely absorbed, frowning with concentration and punctuating his work with explosion noises.

Sending hugs,

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, love the soft colors! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards!

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  2. Oh Vicky this is gorgeous. A perfect stamp to use for our colour challenge and the layout is brilliant. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at JUGS this week.

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  3. This is so pretty, love those flowers! Nice job with this weeks colors and for playing along with Just us Girls.

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  4. A fabulous layout and beautiful soft colours Vicky

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  5. Just gorgeous! Love how you've staggered the beautiful Uniko stamp. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards and AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

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  6. You've put that lovely stamp set to good use. Lovely card.

    xxx

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  7. OH! How very beautiful Vicky, love the colour mix and the gorgeous design of your card.
    Faith x

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  8. Fabulous layout and colours. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards and AAA Birthday Cards

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  9. What a beautiful birthday card! This Floral Vines stamp is gorgeous and I love how you created this mirror effect, stamping it twice. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

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  10. Love how you've laid out these beautiful flowers, Vicky!

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  11. So pretty... and what a coincidence... I've just commented on Di's latest post and she also used this stamp set xoxo

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  12. Beautiful. Love how you have offset the upper and lower images. X

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  13. Offsetting the image was a brilliant idea. Looks amazing. Glad you joined us this month to celebrate our birthday at AAA Birthday.

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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