Flowering Fields Birthday Card

One of my favorite stamp sets available this year from Stampin’ Up!® during their annual Sale-A-Bration event is definitely the Flowering Fields set. I grew up in the middle of nowhere countryside in Tennessee, so I’ve always loved wildflowers and this set captures them beautifully.

The inspiration for my card today was a beautiful tone-on-tone card created several years ago by Catherine Pooler for her StampNation site. In fact, it was the very first CPTV video she posted there. I decided to pair her tone-on-tone idea with a sketch to create this birthday card.

Mel's Card Corner | Flowering Fields

I started by embossing my white panel with the polka dot embossing folder then wrapped it with a piece of white satin stitched ribbon placing it per the sketch.. Next, I stamped my images on small squares of white cardstock. I colored them using Blushing Bridge, So Saffron, and Mint Macaron inks using a blender pen then finishing each with some clear Wink of Stella. I then matted each with squares of coordinating colors of cardstock.

Mel's Card Corner | Flowering Fields

I added the embossed panel to an A2 top-folding card base using some Dimensionals. I then added the matted squares following the sketch layout. To dress things up a big, I added a scattering of 5mm iridescent sequins around the card adhering them with mini glue dots.

Mel's Card Corner | Flowering Fields

For the inside of my card, I stamped the same images in the lower left corner. I inked each stamp using Stampin’ Write markers in the same colors I used for the front of the card. Again, I finished each off by adding some clear Wink of Stella. Finally, I added the birthday sentiment from Butterfly Basics.

If you like this stamp set, you can get it free with any $50 purchase (before tax & shipping), but time is running out! Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31 and this stamp set, along with all the other 2016 Sale-A-Bration items, will be retired. If you would like to place an order, please visit my online shop and use the March hostess code (ZYNU6SSD). If you’re unsure where/how to enter the hostess code, you can learn more here. You can view the PDF version of both Sale-A-Bration flyers, as well as the current Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog by clicking here.

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Until next time …

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  1. Kim S says:

    I love your sweet and simple images in each square! And the inside of your card is equally lovely! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Cindy Hall says:

    Oh my gosh, this is so, so pretty! I love your super-crisp stamping and coloring, and the embossing adds so much dimension. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Anne says:

    What a fresh and pretty card, love those big embossed dots.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week and Happy Easter.
    “Less is More”

  4. Peggy Noe says:

    Mel this is gorgeous! Love the contrast of the angles and the soft circles. And the understated use of the colors is perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at Pals Paper Cards!

  5. Sarah G says:

    Love these fresh spring colours and images combined with the gorgeous embossed background, Melissa! Great to see you at Less Is More 🙂

  6. Sharon says:

    A gorgeous, clean and fresh make there Melissa. Fab layout and use of colour and I love the polka dots.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  7. Beverly says:

    I am in the U.K. so sizes are different but A2 is large for a card.l love this card but can’t work out card base size. I would be very grateful if you could tell the card size in inches. Many thanks.

    • Melissa says:

      Hi Beverly, our A2 card size here is the US isn’t the same as the UK A2 size. For us, an A2 card is a half sheet of our US Letter size card (8.5 x 11″), For my card base, I cut a piece of card 4.25 x 11″ and scored at 5.5″ to create the top-folding card. I believe the equivalent in the UK would be to use a piece of A4 card cut in half lengthwise to create an A6 top-folding card base. Hope that helps!

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