Monday, July 6, 2020

The Color Throwdown: Bright Birthday Flowers

The colors at The Color Throwdown just screamed at me to use my Concord & 9th Wildflower Field set, but I kept ignoring the voice in my head because I did not want to use red ink on my brand new stamps. Red ink stains and I've never found a way to completely clean it. I'm not usually fussy about stained and messy stamps - but all the samples I had seen with the wildflowers were soft and sweet and that's why I wanted them. But I have to admit - they work in red!!

Plus I just had to play along with the colors because this is their 600th challenge - congrats to the team!

Birthday Flowers

I've gotten a little carried away with ordering stamps and dies the last few months.  I am making so many cards; my blog just shows a handful of them.  So any stamp set that creates a great card with little effort has shown up in my mailbox.  This is one of them.  The layering is easy, because it's loose and doesn't need to perfectly match up. It creates an entire bouquet of cheerful flowers in just minutes.  The sentiment is not from the set. There are four nice sentiments but not a birthday and that is what I needed for this week.

If you need a smile, check out the inspiration from the design team at The Color Throwdown. It's such a bright and cheerful post.  There's even a watermelon made from a rainbow!

Stamps: Concord & 9th Wildflower Fields, Fine Line Florals (the sentiment)


  1. I absolutely LOVE this card, Kim!!! Those flowers are stunning in red!!! This set is on my wish list...and you may have just convinced me to order it ;)

  2. I'm glad you went with the red ink, this is so PRETTY!

  3. This gorgeous card really caught my eye in the gallery! I always love a touch of gingham and I'm so happy you chose to ink up the flowers in red! Love it! Thanks for joining us at CTD!

  4. Yes, I agree with others that the flowers are stunning in red. Enjoy your day!


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