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Happy Birthday Mum and Dad

January 3, 2015

My parents both celebrated their birthdays yesterday.  They were born on the same day but several years apart.  Co-incidence or meant to be – who knows – but I do know that it makes shopping for their birthdays a little hard being so close to Christmas!

I gave my dad the card I made for the Technostamper Challenge – you can get all the details in this post.

However, I haven’t shared my Mum’s card with you yet.  I created a step card base in Blackberry Bliss recently and never got around to using it. 002 When I saw the Lotus Blossom stamp from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue I knew that it would be perfect for this card.  I stamped the flowers using Blackberry Bliss ink, stamping off once for the second image and twice for the third image.  I love the depth created with this stamp set, don’t you?  I did have to mask two of the flowers so that they would all fit together and so that I could stamp the stems.  The stems are stamped with Garden Green ink, which is once again stamped off for the second image.

I attached the image panel to the centre of the card front.  I cut narrow strips of Whisper White card and cut both long edges using the Finishing Touches Edgelit.  I wrapped these pieces with Silver 1/8″ Ribbon and attached the card to the narrow side panels.  0043I cut one long edge of another strip of Whisper White card using the Finishing Touches Edgelit which I stamped “Happiest Birthday” from the Apothecary Art stamp set using Blackberry Bliss ink.  This piece is attached to the bottom panel of the card front.  I wrapped the centre panel with Silver 1/8″ Ribbon and tied a bow.

Inside the card I simply stamped another of the Lotus Blossom flowers, leaving lots of room for my message.

I don’t know about you but I can hardly wait for the Occasions Catalogue AND the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue to go live on Monday.

Bye for now,


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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2015 7:12 am

    Gorgeous Kris. Love the colours 7 all that lovely white. Your mum will love it!


  2. Cheryl M. permalink
    January 3, 2015 10:06 am

    I love your Australian way of saying “Mom”. Beautiful work on that blossom bouquet.


  3. Dahlene permalink
    January 3, 2015 11:22 am

    I love your card! Just beautiful


  4. Dahlene permalink
    January 5, 2015 4:00 am

    Reblogged this on Simply Thoughtful and commented:
    I love this new stamp set from Stampin Up. Of course I love this beautiful card too!


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