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Perfect Birthday

This week I am participating in a Global Design Project Colour Challenge #GDP333.

Mint Macaron is one of my favourite greens, Garden Green not so much, but they do work well together with Balmy Blue thrown into the mix.

I've gone for a card design with lots of texture and used two different embossing folders on my cardstock layers. The larger Mint Macaron square was a bit too big for the embossing folder but as I knew I was going to use a strip of dsp I wasn't too worried about the line.

First I stamped my image from Blessings of Home and coloured using just Balmy Blue and Mint Macaron with a little Ivory in the flower centres. Then I die cut my coloured flowers and some leaf pieces from cardstock in the featured colours. I layered the pieces as shown in the picture ready to add to the Balmy Blue Scalloped layer.

My card base is 6 inches square on which sits the Mint Macaron square. The Garden Green dsp (Heart & Home) was then added on the righthand side, helpfully covering that embossing join.

I wanted to raise the Balmy Blue up off the card base and, being someone who can't throw anything away, found the outer edge pieces of my dimensionals were perfect for the job. When it came to adding the sentiment, I used a combination of dimensional off cut and glue to allow for the height difference of the surfaces it was being stuck to.

The die cut pieces have been used to decorate the top left and bottom right corners with a Blue Adhesive Backed Gem covering where they meet.

When I saw the colours in the challenge, flowers weren't my first thought but I'm glad I chose to use the stamp set I did, the flowers look really pretty in blue.

For every order placed during March using this month's host code PZPTR69C, I will make a donation of 10% of the order value (including tax & shipping) to the British Red Cross DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

You can add any current catalogue product to your order, every item will count. Links to the products used on today's card are below, please remember to add the hostcode before you check out.

Thanks for looking,

Katie x


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