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Azalea birthday

For a change, I actually felt like sitting down and doing some colouring for a card. I had a look through the last lot of Power Poppy digis I bought and narrowed it down to a choice of two: azaleas or magnolia. The azaleas gave me more colour options so they won out this time.

Like the peony bouquet card, I added a large heat-embossed sentiment. Unlike that card, I did not stop there. The shape of this digi stamp means that it doesn’t fill the card front well enough to just leave white space around it but I knew exactly which of my many stencils I wanted to use to fill in the blanks. I tested out a couple of the lighter pink Distress inks and wasn’t happy with how they fit with the colour of the azaleas so I switched to the old paper instead as that supports the image rather than fighting with it.

All in all I’m really happy with how this card turned out.

Copic markers:

flowers – RV66, RV17, RV55, V05
stamens – RV09, RV06
leaves – YG67, YG17, YG25
stem – E89, E87, E84


  • stamps:
    Justrite – extra grand sentiments
  • digital stamps:
    Power Poppy – azaleas forever
  • stencils:
    That Special Touch – moroccan
  • colour:
    Distress ink pad – old paper
  • inks:
  • embossing powder:
    Ranger – liquid platinum
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Papermill Direct – snow white pure pearl card blank

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