Thursday, January 21, 2016

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms Card

Another stamp set I ordered a few weeks ago was the Birthday Blooms out of the Occasions Catalog. I wanted to challenge myself with trying watercoloring a stamped image with my Stampin Up Inks and I thought this would be a good set to try the process. 

Don't forget I am having an online party and if you would like to make an order just go > HERE< to make your order and use Hostess Code  UBZCDCFA when you check out, you should see my name as the hostess once you enter the code. 

I wasn't sure how I liked this process when I started doing the watercoloring process and I wasn't sure how well my image was turning out and thought about trashing them. I did post it on Facebook and I got some good feedback so I decided to go ahead and finish the images and make some cards. 

I have to admit that I totally lifted the idea for the card from Stampin With Kristi although I had to change a few things since I didn't have the supplies she did. The image had to be "fussy cut" and I ended up cutting off some of the leaf bunches because I am lazy. 

Supplies used:

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms Stamp set
Stampin Up Inks
Watercolor Brush
Watercolor Paper
Stampin Up Label Collection Dies (retired)
Various Paper
Cuttlebug Distress Stripe embossing folder
Transparent paper
Linen Ribbon
Square Punch
Martha Stewart pearls

I tied the bow using the Double Bow method and the tutorial linked was the easiest and shortest I found. For the little banner I just used a square punch to make the end forked. 

It's hard to see but I did add a few little flowers with one of the stamps in the set and I guess I should have used a darker color since they are hard to see but it was too late after I got them stamped. 

This set came from the Occasions Catalog and you can order from the link at the beginning of this post and don't forget if you order $50 of product you get a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

If you are not familiar with Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration here is the information how it works...

For Every $50.00 you spend you get a FREE exclusive Sale-A-Bration item! These free items are selected from the exclusive Sale-A-Bration catalog.
  • Choose ONE free Sale-A-Bration item when you spend $50 (before ship/tax)
  • Choose TWO free Sale-A-Bration items when you spend $100 (before ship/tax)
  • Choose THREE free Sale-A-Bration items when you spend $150 (AND qualify for the usual hostess rewards of $25)
  • Once your order reaches $250 (before ship/tax)  you get a BONUS $25.00 in hostess rewards
  • There is No Limit to the number of  Sale-A-Bration Rewards you can earn.


  1. I'm not a big fan of watercolor but this turned out beautiful. You of course did a wonderful job with this card. Glad to see you finding time to craft and share:)

  2. You did an amazing job! I love to watercolor, love the way a design and look so dimensional, great job!

  3. Beautiful card Shirley, I love how your watercoloring turned out. Good luck with your party!! Hugs, Brenda