February 13, 2010

Birthday Flowers

Here's another fun challenge from Embellish Magazine:

And here's my DEEsign:


1. I can't believe it, but I ran out of Chocolate Chip card stock! So I used Soft Suede, which I think looks more like a flower pot color anyway. I adhered the flower pot to a Not Quite Navy card. I stamped the birthday sentiment from my Heard from the Heart stamp set on the rim of the pot and used some thicker glue dots to raise it off the page a tiny bit.

2. I cut out various circles (1" and 1 1/4") and scallop circles out of Melon Mambo, Not Quite Navy and Naturals White card stock, then crinkled and layered them to create flowers.

3. I found some green buttons in my stash and some matching DMC needlepoint floss to thread them. I glued these in the centers of the flowers. Then I arranged the flowers in the pot with 3-dimensional adhesive squares.

4. Can you tell that I love my bird punch? I used it again! This time, Garden Green card stock made the branch pieces perfect for ferny foliage and a the wings as leaves, which I stuffed into my arrangement.

5. I originally made 6 flowers to go in my pot, but they didn't quite fit. I wanted to make the birthday theme a bit more prominent, so I took the flower apart and stamped the 1" circle with the Happy Birthday circle stamp from my Wow Flowers stamp set. I reassembled the flower and adhered it to the bottom of the page.


  1. Wow, I just love the flower pot idea. Beautiful

  2. This looks great, Nina! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge!

  3. This is WONDERFUL! So glad you joined in on the Embellish challenge!

  4. Beautiful flowers and card, Nina! Thank you for participating in the Embellish Challenge !

  5. love all the flowers in that cute vase...great use of the colours for the challenge :)

  6. Great idea Nina!!! Love how your card turned out!!!

  7. OH MY LORD!! I have died and gone to heaven looking at this amazing card. Dee! You are brilliant and this makes me smile so much!

    p.s...I just got that bird punch and I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! My first card using it will be up on Friday.

  8. Sorry, I can't help but call you DEE because it's such a great trademark!

  9. Cute card with all those lovely flowers! great job on the challenge.