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Memory Box Umbels dies birthday card…

Hello! These colors…just scream Spring, don’t they?  I’m sure you have it already figured out that I ink blended Distress Oxide inks for the background, the stems and butterfly on this card. The background is Broken China with a teeny bit of Cracked Pistachio here and there…love those two together…then the water drops.

I masked the white tops and butterfly with scrap paper while I was inking the stems.  In the end though, I went over the blooms with the white signo gel pen!  If you were in a hurry you could easy skip the coloring with ink pads and just die cut with colored card-stock! lol  You know, like we used to before we went ink crazy! lol

I love this new wishing you manuscript die.  I cut it three times in black and glued them together.  The happy birthday sentiment is from the poppystamps Ornamental Butterfly stamp set.

I know I’m gonna take some flack for this next picture! hehe  These flowers on this card remind me of dandelions when they’re ready to ‘poof’! lol  Anyway, I was over at one of our daughter’s a couple weeks ago and snapped this picture when the granddaughter’s showed me this irregular dandelion.  I thought is was so cool! It’s like a pom pom!  And since pom poms are so popular right now… I thought I’d share! Shoot me now… I kinda like dandelions! lol

I better tell you what dies I used for the flowers and corners on this card! From left to right I used Tall Umbels Left Corner, Adelaide Stem, Umbel Butterfly and Tall Umbels Right Corner.

This is a 5 inch square top fold card. Almost one layer…should mail easy! yay!

Linking up to some challenges…

Flickr Love group May Challenge – Bring on the Flowers

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge

Thanks for stopping by today! Holler if you have any questions!  I always love hearing from you!



25 thoughts on “Memory Box Umbels dies birthday card…

  1. Such a beautiful, soft, spring card! Can’t wait for this silly rain and cold to quit! Not sure we will make it to the airport tomorrow – I55 may be closed due to flooding 😦 Thanks for sharing, and ALWAYS inspiring!!!

  2. I LOVE this card! Very pretty color scheme and layout! Perfecto! Love the dandies! Beautiful work!

  3. Hi Pam, I LOVE this card & yes it does look like spring. I’m really thinking I NEED that Wishing you die. That looks awesome as does the beautiful background !!!

  4. Oh my love it – it make my heart smile!!! Love the colors you used and loving the distress oxide inks. Patti just made me do bad – order more stuff. LOL Can’t do much else- except spend money, read, and nap.

  5. Oh so cute Pam! I love those background colors together! Gorgeous! Those water drops are the perfect accent! 🙂 PS – I love that picture of the “pom pom”!

  6. This card is so beautiful! You did such a wonderful job choosing the colors, I just love how they work together. Yes, the irregular dandelion is very cool, haha! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

    Katie B.

  7. Yes, your card screams Spring!! Love all the colors you chose for the card. Love the white tops which really make the flower pop. That dandelion is interesting! It does look like a pom pom. Kinda cool. Really pretty card.

  8. Beautiful card! I wasn’t going to get any of the oxide inks, but the more I see them used, the more I think I need some!

  9. Oh yes, I love that blue color. Tell me, is the distress “oxide” better than the regular distress inks? Do I have to buy those too, lol? Tfs your dandelions Pam, they’re pretty and you made me chuckle.

  10. This is just gorgeous!! Perfect combination of colors & dies! And I LOVE your dandelion! I have to confess, I love them too! They may be weeds but they are SO happy to see spring!

  11. Ooooh, pretty, happy, cute! Yes, ink crazy… sometimes I still do it the easy way. Love the water drops on your background. Those are some mega-dandelions! The greens don’t spread quite that big here, but they are abundant. Now and then I get a flower with two or more stems fused together. Weird.

  12. Flower corners are just beautiful, and that butterfly matches the style of the flowers perfectly, I enjoy coloring my flower dies more than the piecing of them but it is fun to use them both ways 🙂 Love the colors together for the background!

  13. I love the card and you can’t have spring without dandelions! Don’t you wonder how so many seem to survive all our efforts to end their little lives. They are if nothing else a lesson in survival/

  14. This is so beautiful Pam – I am loving the oxides and these blooms with the white tips – gorgeous!!!

  15. a beautiful card pam! i also thought of queen anne’s lace when i saw the flowers. i usually have to colour everything but lately i’ve been thinking of using coloured papers to save time. i love the die because it’s all connected, making it so much easier to align. the pom pom dandelion is funny; bunnies love dandelions – both the flower and the leaves!

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