Monday, 30 May 2011

Birthday flowers

A birthday card with some happy, sunshiney colours today to compensate for the dreary weather!

I seem to have a thing about teeny tiny bits of bling - I've been using the tiny gems intended for acrylic nail art for quite a while now and have just added the pearl variety to my stash. The tiny ones in the row above the sentiment are only about 1.5mm across!

This flower lends itself so well to the technique of embossing the outline and then flooding ink into the petals that I'm in danger of never doing anything else with it!

Petite Posies (Technique Tuesday)
Sentiment from Birthday Centers (CHF, retired)

Cryogen white
Bazzill bling (Petty Cash)

Versamark by Tsukineko
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Spiced Marmalade pad and reinker, Mustard Seed reinker)

Detail white embossing powder by Stampendous
Micro pearls (acrylic nail art supplies)
Tim Holtz Alterations Retro circles embossing folder
Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers
Foam tape

Thanks for stopping by!


sam21ski said...

Lovely card, thanks for brightening up my day, it's rained all day here up to now!!!!

Sam xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous!

Lucy x

Gez Butterworth said...

Gorgeous card cheerful :)

Carol Plume said...

what a lovely bright card Joanne - bound to brighten up anyones birthday xx

Anonymous said...

such a wonderfully summery card - like it!

Sue said...

What a lovely bright card. I love that embossing folder ad the colour of the flowers is so cheery. Have to admit though I didn't notice the tiny gems until you pointed them out, they are so tiny.
Sue x

Scrappy~Sarah said...

gorgeous, love the little pearls, really sets it off

Janice said...

great colour burst, you are on a bit of an embossing kick at the moment aren't you?

tracy said...

lovely colours joanne and i love those tiny gems :)

Laura Tee said...

Fab colours! Lovely card.

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - love those tiny gems and the embossing. x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Joanne, lovely colours and I do like the orange flowers...x

Kathy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card. Those colours are amazing together and the little jewels look fab - those tiny things drive me nuts - do you have a hint on how to persuade them on to your cards in the place you want them to be?

Chris said...

ooooh I love the colours especially the bright orange... totally gorgeous card.
Chris xx

Traceyr said...

Gorgeous card Joanne love those flowers.