Carol's Birthday Blooms

Happy Friday!

Today's card is the one I did for my boss for her birthday this year.  I had a bit of fun with it and used a non-traditional edge along the bottom.

The card base is a 5-1/4 x 8-1/2 piece of Soft Suede. I rounded the bottom corners and layered it with a panel of background paper from the Anna Griffin Christmas Scrapbook collection.
The corners of the background paper are rounded and the edge is hand stitched with embroidery floss. I sponged the edges a bit too with Soft Suede and then used 4 antique brass brads to hold a small rectangle of vellum in place as a pocket for the sentiment.
The flowers are punched from More Mustard and Barely Banana, fastened together with a rhinestone brad and then layered on a pair of circles in the same colors. The whole stack is layered on a Soft Suede scallop circle.
Next, the sentiment is stamped on Neenah Baronial Ivory in Chocolate Chip, hand trimmed to a tag shape and sponged with Soft Suede. An organdy ribbon bow dresses it up a little.
Finally, the tabs along the bottom are stamped on Barely Banana in Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip and More Mustard, hand trimmed and adhered to the interior back of the card.

Have a great weekend! I'm off this afternoon and looking at tackling the lights on our Christmas tree.


S: Baroque Motifs, Birthday Greetings
P: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Barely Banana, Neenah Baronial Ivory, Vellum, Anna Griffin Christmas Scrapbook DP
I: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, More Mustard
A: 5 petal punch, small daisy punch (EK Success), 1-1/8 and 1-1/4 inch circle punchs, scallop circle punch, embroidery floss, mat pack, needle, antique brass brads, sponge, rhinestone brad, ribbon, corner rounder

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