The gradient background of this card was done long time ago when I was testing my Sennelier watercolour. It was done on a 140LB Winsor & Newton Artist's watercolour paper. I didn't have any use of it not until I got this beautiful Diamond background die from Poppy Stamps! To make the background more interesting, I decided to put back some of the die cut pieces!
The flowers are from Simon Says Stamp's Spring Flower stamp set. I love these flowers, they are so beautiful and so versatile. I coloured them loosely with Copic markers and fuzzy cut them out for this card. I also decided to give the bouquet some dimension by only raising the flowers with Dimensional adhesive.
Making this card was a breeze up till I have to put a happy birthday sentiment on it. I don't like black strip on this card, I want the card to be light and colourful, black doesn't go with what I want the card to feel and look like. I have tried so many other colours but none of them gave the effect I want. Finally found some velum paper and decide to use the blue one to tied the blue flowers to the card. But then I have problem deciding the colour for the happy birthday words on the blue velum paper! It took me quite a while to finally get the sentiment done!
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