Blooming Birthday Wishes
by Janet Katz
While summer is just around the corner, there are still some spring blooms to be found. I put together this birthday wishes card using the Luscious Script Wishes Die and a lot of flowers.
Do you craft when you travel? I've found it easy to take along a small set of supplies and do a little crafting when I am on the road. Recently, I took a bunch of white floral die cuts and my alcohol ink markers with me on a trip. I spent some free time coloring these little blooms and it was very relaxing. I typically used just two shades on each bloom, with the darker color towards the center. Needless to say, I had to wear some strong readers to do the work. On the tiniest flowers I added a dot of yellow dimensional color to the center. I gathered these flowers to use on this card. I used all the floral dies listed below.
I didn't premake my greenery, so I did that two different ways. The first was to use white cardstock and cut some greenery using the greenery dies from the Floral Vase Pop Up Easel set, and then color them with two green Copics. The second was to take a strip of white cardstock, color it with one green Copic marker, and then cut leaves from the Floral Vase Pop Up Easel set. Both methods worked well for my needs.
I used the Luscious Script Wishes die set to cut 'wishes' out of heavy white cardstock and the shadow from a very pale purple cardstock. Since my flower centers were colored yellow, I used a yellow cardbase behind the white card front I glued my leaves and flowers onto. I added a stamped and gold embossed 'Happy birthday' sentiment above the 'wishes.' Finally, I added a few clear Fairy Jewels to the card.
Hope your spring is blooming all over.