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Today, the very talented Kelly is with us sharing a lush bouquet that pairs vibrant color with a dramatic tone-on-tone black backdrop.
Hello! My name is Kelly Lunceford and I'm so excited to be here today sharing a floral birthday card using the amazing new Fantasy Florals stamp set! This is such a fun image to color, and it works perfectly for so many different occasions! I was in need of a birthday card, so that is how I used it today.
To begin, I stamped the large image using Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. Once that was done, I put on some music and got to work coloring it using an assortment of alcohol markers. I used the coordinating Die-namics to die cut the bouquet and set it aside while I got to work on the other design elements that I used on today's card.
I used the "celebrate" word die that is included in the Celebrate With Cake Die-namics, and die cut it twice from black card stock. I trimmed off the edges that are meant to be used a cake topper with some sharp, fine-tip scissors for precision. I glued them together using a 2-way glue pen and adhered that to a piece of the same black card stock.
I love the tone-on-tone effect it gives this design; it adds a hint of detail without being distracting! I was able to place the floral bouquet onto the panel at this time, using the die-cut word for placement. I stamped a birthday sentiment from the Bitty Birthday Wishes stamp set onto a strip of white card stock using the same black ink that I used on the floral image.
I added the sentiment over the bouquet, making sure to center it, using foam squares for added dimension. I also added some Wink of Stella over the top of the colored bouquet for some sparkle and shine. I also added a trio of sparkling clear sequins here and there for additional shine and detail!
While this card is simple in layout, I gave it a little bit more depth by layering a 4" by 5 1/4" piece of white card stock directly to the top folding A2 card base using a tape runner adhesive. The entire black panel is adhered to the card using foam squares for dimension.
This is one of those designs that I wished I'd made more than one! It would be so easy to mass produce, and then switch up the sentiments depending on your needs. I've had so much fun sharing with you today — thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!
Simply stunning. We LOVE Kelly's idea for mass producing the base of this look and then adding a simple sentiment strip depending on the occasion...we might just try that this weekend ourselves! If you're working on some MFT masterpieces this weekend, tag us with #mftstamps so we can see what you're up to.
Wow ! Fabulous cards and colors ! So wonderful !
Thanks for sharing !
Beautiful card! Love the black celebrate and the flower stamp is great. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful card! Beautiful coloring! I love the black on black ‘celebrate’.