Birthday Blooms by Stampin’ Up!

Birthday Blooms by Stampin’ Up! #CCMC430


Yay it’s Thursday again and time for another challenge from Create with Connie & Mary. This week it’s a colour challenge. Challenge being the operative word! These seemingly innocent colours had me stumped at first. They just scream of the current season I think, because my first instinct was to go with the season. I was trying to come up with something using Spooky Fun and whilst I could have come up with lots of options, Hallowe’en, Thanksgiving, Autumn/Fall (it’s such a versatile set when combined with theHalloween Scenes edgelits) they had all seemed to have been done before. So I pumped for Birthday Blooms by Stampin’ Up! instead.

Birthday Blooms by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #CCMC430

And whilst the card I’m posting today isn’t the most original of designs, it is out of season (for my part of the world anyway) and that’s ok with me! Rebel without a clue! Lol!

I really don’t suppose you get purple and orange flowers on the same plant in nature and that may be the reason why I half like this card and  half don’t! What do you think? At first I thought it might just be because it was a little dark whilst the ink was wet. I used a blender pen and ink picked up from the Stampin’ Ink pads to colour it in. I then went over it with the clear Wink of Stella pen.

Does it just look slightly unnatural and therefore a little off – or does it not really matter? Artistic licence and all that?? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on this!

Please do pop along and see what the rest of the vastly talented design team have come up with this week at Create with Connie & Mary! Thanks for stopping by!




  1. GOOD

  2. I like it!

  3. Lol, it sounds like these colors really challenged most of us designers! I like the way you set the main panel on an angle…it adds nice interest! The tiny sentiment also looks nice next to the shining star bloom! Nice card this week, Tracy!

  4. I like how you think! It looks like we were on the same page. I like the layout of your card especially the angled focal point.

  5. I like the bold colours Tracy – they work with the simplicity of the twine and angled white panel. I so wish I’d thought of flowers – these colours were a real challenge for me this week! A great CAS card. Hope to see you in Telford next week!

  6. Lisa Martz says:

    Very pretty! I think it’s fun when two people use the same stamp set…and you got two different looks and ideas to use in the future!

  7. Love the coloring…and I do love purple and orange flowers together…creates a warm/cool effect! Funny how you and Sharon used the same set, but totally different looks! Love it!

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