Floral Birthday Card

I’m still struggling with my back following the card accident I was in last week. It’s definitely taken a toll on my ability to papercraft. 🙁 I was able to create this birthday card over the weekend by stamping out the images at my craft table then doing some simple watercolor with a water brush while I was propped up in bed using a heating pad on my back.

Mel's Card Corner | Floral Birthday

I used the Grateful Bunch stamp set from Stampin’ Up for the flower, butterfly, and leaf images. I stamped the flower using Crushed Curry ink, the butterfly using Wisteria Wonder ink, and the leaves using Old Olive ink. I drew the stem by hand using an Old Olive Stampin’ Write marker. I used an Aqua Painter to move the ink around to color in all the images. To give the center of the flower a bit more depth, I added in bits of Soft Suede ink using the Aqua Painter. For a bit of sparkle, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella pen over the flower and butterfly images.

Mel's Card Corner | Floral Birthday

The sentiment is from the Label Love stamp set by Altenew. I stamped it in VersaFine Black Onyx ink then applied three quick coats of clear embossing powder one after the other to give it the glossy look of an old school label maker.

I matted the image layer on a piece of black cardstock then adhered it to an A2 top-folding Crushed Curry card base. I added another white panel inside the card as a signature panel. To have it coordinate with the front of the card, I added a a few images inside the card using the same inks as the front of the card. To keep the look softer, I stamped off each image once before stamping on the signature layer.

Mel's Card Corner | Floral Birthday

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Until next time …

Signature Image


  1. Channin says:

    This is beautiful Melissa!! I love the watercoloring! I’m glad you found a way to continue to create despite your back pain! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  2. Ingrid says:

    Great card Melissa – love the little touches inside. Sorry to hear about your accident – I hope you’re feeling better! Card Therapy is always good. 🙂 🙂

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