Friends and flowers

I had a dear friend that celebrated their birthday this past weekend; birthdays always require a card! And I actually make the card part of their gift so they can use it in the future. :D

I purchased the gorgeous Blooming Trio set during STAMPtemper, this particular stamp set is a collaboration between Simon Says Stamp and Studio Katia; I think the flowers are just gorgeous! I stamped and embossed the flowers twice on Ranger water color paper and colored with Tombow markers. Once complete, I added a wash of blue around the flowers and hand cut the image. I added some black/white striped paper and a piece of black glitter paper to the edge. I made the inside extra colorful with a birthday greeting from the same stamp set.
full card

inside view

inside peek
Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT week!


Stamps: SSS Blooming Trio
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white, PTI Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, misc. striped and glitter paper, Ranger water color
Ink: VersaFine
Accessoriesclear embossing powder, clear wink of stella, Tombow Markers



  1. Gorgeous Card! Love your bold, bright row of flowers!

  2. Oh these flowers ARE gorgeous and you’ve colored them beautifully. Love the vibrant colors and how you’ve paired them with the black and white stripe. The whole design POPS! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  3. Oh my word! This is glorious! Your friend must have loved it. The flowers are lush and vibrant and look wonderful against the black and white stripes. That stamp was a great buy if it leads to creations like this. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.

  4. Michelle your card is so striking and beautiful! You colored the blooms so perfectly, and the look great against the graphic black and white stripes. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players!


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