Creativity Unlocked Featuring Geraniums and Buttercups Ensemble | Colorful Birthday Card Idea

by Svitlana Shayevich

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Hello, crafty friends! Svitlana is here. Today, I want to share a colorful birthday floral card featuring products from the Geraniums & Buttercups EnsembleSwamp Buttercup Complete Bundle and Rattan Stripes Die.

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Geraniums & Buttercups Ensemble

Do you love geraniums and buttercups as much as we do? This ensemble showcases the beauty of these flowers along with a versatile die. You'll be creating sweet projects in no time!

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Colorful Birthday Card Idea with Geraniums and Buttercups

Colorful Birthday Card Idea with Geraniums and Buttercups

I started making the card by creating the floral background on a Solar White Cardstock panel using the Swamp Buttercup Complete Bundle.

I used the stencil set from the bundle to create the floral elements. I didn't use the die from the set in its “usual” application – to die cut the floral elements. But I did use it to help me with the stencil placement, as the die shows better the final element than separate layering stencils.

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I used Canyon Clay, Burnt Red, Velvet, and Espresso Dye Inks to create flowers. Teal Cave and Galactic Stream Dye Inks were used to create the leaves.

After finishing stenciling the floral elements, I added the texture to the panel by die-cutting it with the Rattan Stripes Die. Followed by adhering the panel to a slightly smaller panel to keep all the die-cut pieces together.

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Next, I added black ad brown spray splatters onto the panel and foam-mounted it onto a teal card base using the Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

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The sentiment was made using the One-Go Birthday Stamp & Die Bundle, by white embossing it onto a Jet Black Cardstock and die-cutting it after that. I popped up the sentiment onto the card, which finished it off.

Using a cover plate die helped me add a slight texture to the stenciled background, which added some interest.

1 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new ensemble!

Altenew Swamp Buttercup Stencils Swamp Buttercup Die Wild Geranium Stamp Wild Geranium Die Green Valley A Gradient Washi Tape Michelle Short 1

Altenew Rattan Stripes Swamp Buttercup B Jenny Colacicco

Altenew swamp buttercup rattan stripes one go birthday greetings Terri Koszler scaled

Altenew Wild Geranium Stamp Wild Geranium Die Rattan Stripes Die Michelle Short

What do you think about the new Geraniums and Buttercups Ensemble? Comment below! Thanks for stopping by!

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Lagene February 27, 2023 - 6:56 PM

Oh my goodness I love this set! I especially loved the thanks card on the black background!

Lagene February 27, 2023 - 7:02 PM

Absolutely beautiful creations, this is a wonderful set!


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