Hi everyone, welcome to my blog! The thing I missed most while on vacation was participating in challenges. So, I’m participating in two with this project.

This week’s Global Design Project has an unusual sketch that I wanted to challenge myself to duplicate. Here’s the sketch:

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my final Sale-A-Bration order from Stampin’ Up. I thought it might be here when I returned from vacation, but I had to wait two more days. The FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Heartfelt Blooms, was in this order, and the one I was envisioning for these two challenges.

 

I thought it looked like antique fabric, as I stamped it in Sahara Sand Ink all over the Whisper White cardstock. I glued this on a Sahara Sand card base, and my first layer of the sketch was complete.

For the other two rectangles (4″ X 2 1/2″) of “fabric” I chose Powder Pink Ink and Chocolate Chip Ink for stamping the floral image. I layered these on matching cardstock with just a 1/16 border showing. After gluing them together, I tied our beautiful Organza Ribbon around the two, as in the sketch. A bow seemed like too much with all that was going on, so I tied a knot rather than a bow. Can you tell the two rectangles are popped up on dimensionals?

I used Sahara Sand ink for the remaining circle in the sketch, after cutting it with a Stitched Shape Die. The sentiment, “Wishing You A Lovely Day,” is from the Lovely Wishes Stamp Set, and I stamped it in Chocolate Chip ink. In case you noticed, I eliminated the “sentiment” strip from the sketch, opting to put it in the circle. 

By Su Mohr for GDP130 and TGIFC151: Click Visit to go to my blog for details; Featuring Heartfelt Blooms; #birthdaycards #heartfeltblooms #gdp130 #tgif151 #stampinup

Heartfelt Blooms Birthday Card for two challenges

 

The Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set was also perfect for this week’s TGIF challenge. Look at the gorgeous inspiration:

I used subdued colors, but I definitely have the flowers going on! I can’t wait to try it with brighter colors. I must say, I was delighted with the performance of the Heartfelt Blooms stamp. It gave me a perfect image, first try, every time.

For the inside sentiment I used the Stylized Birthday Stamp, and stamped “Happy Birthday” in Powder Pink on Whisper White cardstock. I also decorated the envelope with Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper in Powder Pink.

 

Thank you GDP and TGIF for the challenges and inspiration! Wishing you all a bloomin’ perfect day!