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Vintage Rose Birthday Card

Hello, Erica on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today.

I reached for my favorite stamp, Beautiful Bloom Sweet Rose, it is such a stunning flower and I absolutely love it.

On a panel I had previously cut out using a stitched rectangle die in Strathmore Bristol Vellum water colour paper, I dusted lots of anti-static powder all over it and with VersaMark I stamped the first image just off the top right corner. I covered it with white embossing powder and used the heat gun to set the powder. Then I covered it with a mask and repositioned the stamp to add lots of the little blooms that poke out from the big flower. I did this twice on my main flower and then finally added one last one in the top left cover, this one I only stamped to show about half.

Once they were all stamped and heat embossed, I got my Zig markers out and chose Light Pink and Blush to create a soft, vintage look for the blooms and some greens for the leaves. When I colour with Zig markers, I always keep one of those paint brushes that are filled with water on hand as well as some tissues/kitchen roll to mop up any excess water or colour. Or to fix any messes I make.

I'm running low on birthday cards so I thought I'd best make the sentiment for this one 'Happy Birthday' and there is a very pretty font one in the stamp set which I went with. This I stamped up and heat embossed with rose gold embossing powder to go with the background card stock I decided to frame the panel with. I tend to put my cards together with foam tape to add height and dimension, and I did that here.

I didn't want to overcrowd the card too much with other stuff as I wanted to keep the focus on the colouring but a few sequins are never wrong. Right? Well, unfortunately I couldn't decide on which ones I wanted to use.... I might need an opinon: clear or rose gold? What do you think?

I honestly couldn't pick so for now, I have kept it simple and here is the final card (for now anyway)

Love and Laughter,


  1. Erica, this is just stunning! Such beautiful images!

  2. Thank you so much for those wonderful words, Teresa! I'm so glad you like the card!


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