Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms

Colour your World

I am so super super excited to be part of this Blog Hop Group and so grateful that Sam thought of me 🙂   Colour your World is going to be a monthly Blog Hop using a photo as inspiration for our colour palette.   This month was indeed a challenge, using colours I’d not normally work with.  Thankfully the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms set came to my rescue.

Here’s the palette we had to work with.  Using all the colours are optional.


I did use all the colours in my flower, but only a tiny bit of Tip Top Taupe for the stamens of the flower.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms

I started by embossing the flower in Whisper White, then laying down a wash of Perfect Plum for the petals, and Smoky Slate for the leaves.  Once dry I then added depth with Blackberry Bliss and Basic Gray.   I’m using a bit of Artist License with the colour of the leaves 😉  I needed to get really fussy with the cutting on this one, with the white outline, too much background white just didn’t have the balance I was looking for.   I know it’s a pain but sometime you just have to do it.

Next was a bit of stamping on the Blackberry Bliss card base, tone on tone.  A strip of silver Designer Series Paper Stack at the base of the card front, topped with a strip of Silver Glitter Tape.  (it’s not either of the grays in the combo, but close enough).

I’ve then wrapped White Bakers Twine a couple of times around the card and tied in a bow.  Finally, I’ve white embossed the sentiment directly onto the card, and used Dimensionals to mount the flower.  Oh! and a sprinkle of Rhinestones to top off the bling.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms

Birthday Blooms 140658, Blackberry Bliss Card 133682, Shimmery White Card 121717, Blackberry Bliss Ink 133642, Perfect Plum Ink 126963, Smoky Slate Ink 131179, Basic Gray Ink (retired), Tip Top Taupe Ink 138325,  Versamark 102283, Whisper White Embossing Powder 109132, Neutrals Colour Collection 138435, Glitter Tape 141020 (FREE), Bakers Twine 124262, Rhinestones 119246

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Here’s a full list of everyone in the Blog Hop Group.

Alison Solven – Canada
Alisa Tilsner – Australia
Patsy Waggoner -USA
Sophie Prestrelle – France
Kerstin Kreis – Germany
Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand
Sam Hammond – UK
Barbara Meyer – Austria

Only 10 more days until I close off the Online Code Club.

Stampin' Up! Online Code Club

8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms

  1. So beautiful! Love the idea of using gray on the leaves – something I wouldn’t have thought to do but it works beautifully on your card. So excited to be hopping with you!

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