Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Flower Challenge #28, Pink & Gray - Happy Birthday

Today I have a card for The Flower Challenge.  It's my first time participating.  I was inspired to make a card and enter the challenge after I saw Aileen Ryan's pretty pink and gray flower card, along with a reminder about this month's challenge, on her Instagram post.

The Mondo Hydrangea stamp by Julie Ebersole is an Essentials by Ellen favorite of mine.  I stamped and heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder and colored it with just two Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, Sugared Almond Pink and Light Gray, and a water pen.

For the background I used the Papertrey Ink Horizontal Stripes cover-up die.  I cut one with white card stock and trimmed it to a square shape.  A second one was cut with gray card stock for the stripes.  That piece was adhered to a die cut 5-inch square of gray card stock.

The colored and die cut hydrangea was adhered to the background piece with foam tape.  For added dimension I adhered three more flowers and a gray leaf.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is also popped up with foam tape.  A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins and white Nuvo Drops in the centers of the flowers, and my card is done. 

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my card, and have a great day.

Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea stamps and dies
Altenew Birthday Greetings sentiment stamp
Papertrey Ink Horizontal Stripes cover-up die
The Ton Double Stitched Squares - Large die
Versamark ink and PA silver embossing powder
Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers 200 and 091
 Strathmore Mixed Media, Vellum surface 140 lb paper
MFT Stone Gray Prestige card stock
Paper Source Pure White card stock
Pretty Pink Posh Pink Blush sequins
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Simply White


  1. This is lovely! I like the subtle colors and the contrast between the geometric background and the organic, flowy focal image.

    1. Thank you, Cacia. That hydrangea stamp is a favorite of mine. I never get tired of using it.

  2. This is such a beautiful card Nancy, such a clever design too.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge ;) Viv DT xx

  3. What a pretty design using pink and gray combination! I love the added solo flowers on top of the cluster image! They give the card such a gorgeous 3D look! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!
    Hope you play again in the future!

  4. Thank you TaeEun, I appreciate your kind words very much!