Thursday, June 8, 2017

Happy Flowers! Happy Birthday!

Hi there, today I'd like to share a little birthday card that I made using the May Reveal Happy Flowers Set 840. This is such a cute little set. 
I stamped the image in Black StazOn on watercolor cardstock as I was going to color it with the new Nuvo Aqua Flow Markers. They are so vibrant and they blend really nicely too.
I only used four colors for my little scene: Spiced Ginger and Red Apple for the flowers and Fresh Green and Evergreen Fern for the leaves.
They color very similarly to Copics. Go in and paint the lighter color over the darker shade to blend the shades. The image was die cut with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and a little Memento Summer Sky was sponged around the image before removing the die.I then added some Orange Crush Glitter to the flowers with the Quickie Glue Pen.
I took a piece of light blue corrugated cardstock and randomly applied the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Cornflower Blue with a spatula. I actually used my heat gun to quickly dry the mousse and this made the mousse "bubble" which I happened to really like. Will be doing this again. 
The sentiment was from the Silhouettes Set 493, one of my SNS all time favorite sets! I stamped this in Versamark and then heat set with Black Detail. This was fussy cut and layered to a little piece of the corrugated backing.
The backing was layered to a piece of watercolor cardstock edged with blue Copic B63 and was then layered to the white card base. The image and sentiment were attached with Mounting Tape. Then I applied the Nuvo Crystal Drops English Mustard and Ripened Pumpkin sporadically around my image and sentiment.
That finished up my card for today!.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Moments - Challenge 119: Anything Goes with a twist - Birthday
Mod Squad Challenge: Spark it Up
I hope you've enjoyed my share today? Thanks for stopping by.


  1. What a great tutorial, Shona! I love that you heated up the thick embellishment mousse. I think it qualifies this piec for mixed media. Beautiful colors. So these Aqua markers are like Copics? I thought they were watercolor, so I appreciate that info. Your card is beautiful, Shona. Such lovely shades of bright colors, and the sky all around is inspiring. xx

  2. WOW Shona, this is spectacular!! Love, love the background and the vibrancy of the flowers (I bought a few of those Nuvo watercolors, too..yippee) is a wonderful tutorial and a gorgeous card!! Have a fabulous weekend!
    Diane {Nellies Nest}

  3. Lovely card,the flowers look beautiful what I loved most is corrugated bg ! I like it but have hardly​ used on cards ;)

  4. Super card, Shona. I love the beautiful image and the textured background is really lovely. xx

  5. Super beautiful and I love those luscious colors. Great background and it sounds like those markers are a super product too. If I find I need to purchase markers again I might try these but for now I am pretty well set.

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  7. What a beautiful card! Love the design and those beautiful colors. You really nailed that stamp, just gorgeous!!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at The Mod Squad!!!

  8. Beautiful colouring! Lovely card! Thanks for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge

  9. OH! This is so bright and Summery and BEAUTIFUL, LOVE the colours, the design and the image, so beautifully coloured. Love the glitter on the flowers too.

  10. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)

    xx Arwen

  11. Shona, Your card is simply lovely. I love the effect you got by heating the mousse on the corrugated paper. So happy you stopped by my blog. I'm afraid I've been remiss in commenting at my friends' blogs since we returned from Florida.... too busy commenting at the 3 blogs where I'm on the DT. Hope you are doing well and aren't too hot down in Jersey. Hugs, Debi

  12. Those colors really pop! So fun! Will for sure brighten someone's day! Thank you for playing along with Stampotique!

  13. This is absolutely delightful, Shona. Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog.

  14. Very pretty!
    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Challenge
    Jools x

  15. I popped on over to see your pretty pink card, but it's not up yet -- like all good things, I'll wait for it! xx


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