I needed to make a birthday card for Jason’s grandma, and I wanted to see how the Blooming Dots stamp — the one I used on the Sweet, Sweet Jasmine page — worked as a background, so decided to combine the two!
Stamped Blooming Dots on a Hero Arts Blossom notecard that had been cut into the flower shape with an AccuCut machine with pink chalk ink from the Colorbox Primary Elements Queue. Added some distressing with Brown and ArtPrint Brown Memories ink.
Then I jazzed it up with some flowers that I stamped and punched out of cardstock, plus some out of patterned paper. I glued them on with a gluestick. Stamped a few more flowers for confetti. Added the happy birthday saying and some gemstones and ta dah!
Oh and here’s a tip: this card fits an envelope for an 8.5 x 5.5″ card — I get mine at the office supply store.
And here’s another tip: I stamped the happy birthday message twice, and trimmed the ends that would show with pinking scissors. Then I masked the end and rubbed on ArtPrint Brown ink to enhance the pinked edge. Don’t know if this has been done before, but I thought it was cool!
Supplies: Hero Arts Blooming Dots, Box of Dots, and Layering Circles and Pocketful o’ Birthday Wishes stamps, Pink and Blossom notecards, and gemstones. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey and is only used for the striped flower and the topmost brown flower — I stamped the center of the brown flower with alabaster Colorbox chalk ink. Punch by EK Success. Memories ArtPrint Brown and Brown inks used to distress the papers.