Spring Birthday Card

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Hi everyone and welcome to my latest design team inspiration for Visible Image.

I'm delighted that both of my grown-up children have inherited my passion for gardening. My daughter loves growing vegetables, but she also loves growing flowers for cutting. During the spring she has been filling her home with daffodils, hellebores and most recently wonderful tulips. It was her birthday recently and I made her this spring garden themed card.

I used the gorgeous Sketched Tulips stamp set, and to add to the garden feel (and also because her daughter, my granddaughter is called Daisy) I also used the 'Daisy Daisy' stencil in the background.

Spring Birthday card


I taped down an A5 piece of white card and placed the stencil down. Using the distress inks shown below I carefully blended the inks over the stencil. I just hold the stencil in place in the centre using a couple of fingers.

step 1

I moved the Daisy Daisy stencil around and added more colour.

step 2

I cut my background down to a 5 1/4" square. I stamped the main images and sentiments as shown below using Versafine Claire nocturne ink, which I clear heat embossed. I added the stem stamp from the set using orange ink.

step 3

I then stamped the large tulip and 2 small tulips heads again onto white card. I over stamped the blooms with the Bronte verse stamp in the set using yellow Versafine.

step 4

I cut them all out.

step 5

and adhered them over the images stamped on the background. I also added some gold pen details to the flower sprigs and white pen detailing on the sentiments.

step 6

Finally I matted onto orange and then black card and adhered to a 7" square white card blank.

finished card

I am pleased to say that when my daughter opened her card on her birthday she loved it!

I hope I have inspired you today! Do come and join our Facebook group to see lots of inspiration from myself and the rest of the Design Team, and share your Visible Image makes along with fellow customers. I also run a monthly Artist Trading card swap in the group and we are approaching our 3rd swapping anniversary in May - there will be a prize on offer too! The sign up opens on April 23rd for the May swap.


Bye for now,



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