Sunday, 21 January 2018

Birthday blooms

Hello lovely crafters, 
I found myself in sudden need of a 90th birthday card. If I'd been paying more attention I wouldn't have had to make this in a hurry. It turns out I don't like making cards under pressure but it was done in time and turned out OK.
I found myself cutting out all these flowers as well, instead of choosing something more simple. I wanted it to be special though. 90 is pretty special. 

It does not show well here but I stamped all the flowers and painted them with purple and emerald Brushos then cut them all out. The are slightly raised on glue gel so there is a little dimension. The butterfly also has some Perfect Pearls for shimmer.
I stamped the end flowers on to the card base and glued the cut out ones on top to get the stamens as it really wasn't possible to cut them out! I added a tiny amount of black Stickles to the flowers. 
The flowers are Ultimate Crafts, butterfly JustRite and sentiment unknown. 

I'm linking this to:
Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge - #93 Butterflies + X is for Xtra Fold and/or the colour Peacock Blue/Green. No fancy folds here but the butterfly is a peacock green with shimmer too!

CAS Watercolour Challenge - Birthday

Thanks for visiting and Enjoy Your Day. x


  1. Beautiful card, Alison. The flowers are gorgeous and just perfect for a 90th birthday. xx

  2. Gorgeous card, I'm sure it was much appreciated by the recipient.
    Butterfly Challenge guest designer

  3. A beautiful card and such lovely flowers.
    Kath x

  4. This is a beauty. I was going to say how on earth did you manage to fussy cut the stamens. now I know your little secret which is safe with me! Thankyou for fluttering into the butterfly garden for this challenge. hugs Mrs A.

  5. This is a very special card Alison! Gorgeous colour combination and wonderfully watercolouring. A lot of work to fussy-cut all those flowers, but worth it in the end, this is beautiful card. You friend will love it! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  6. It's a very beautiful card Alison and the colours are lovely. Well done fussy cutting all those flowers. It was certainly worth the effort and I'm sure your card was much admired and appreciated by the Birthday Girl. Barbxx

  7. Your card is certainly special, and will be much appreciated. The purple flowers are stunning and I love the deep emerald colours of the leaves. Awesome card :) Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

  8. Alison its fabulous and very pretty for a special milestone like reaching 90. For a card made in a rush, I think you excelled but I do know how you feel - I like time to plan and visualize, can't make anything quick lol. Brilliant card x

  9. 90 is a very special birthday and this card is just as special! Love these purple flowers with the long stamens with stickles, Alison! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  10. A very special card for a very special birthday! Great job.

  11. This certainly is special! The colours are absolutely stunning. xxx

  12. Beautiful watercolored flowers and leaves, Alison. Your fussy cutting was so well worth the effort, adding beautiful dimension to your flower arrangement. Your friend will be so pleased with her very special 90th birthday card. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs


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