This birthday card is a special one, for Mr C’s grandma’s birthday. She is 94 this year, and I thought it was a good opportunity to try out my floral stamps from Papercraft Inspirations magazine.
I chose the hydrangea, using a base card that I had created using my DIY Embossing mask. I stamped it using a pale green pigment ink and coloured it using Papermania watercolour pens. I went over the whole stamped image, including the inked areas. The ink beneath strengthened the colours of the pens and added depth with minimal colouring talent needed (best not to look too closely).
I chalked green around the edges and used a paler green to fill in the rest of the circle that had not been embossed. I then added a few pearls, because vintage and pearls go hand in hand (and Poundland had loads of pearls in their craft section!)
I wanted something else to add too, and went for a ribbon with a bow. Lace would gave been even better but it just didn’t stand out from the background (maybe a pastel base card would be better with lace?) Because I had embossed the base card rather than making a panel to attach to the front of the card, the ribbon ends are visible on the inside and back of the card, which I’m not 100% happy with. However, I think I achieved my aim of vintage and floral in one card!