This month, Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink is challenging her blog followers to create spring-inspired designs using floral, polkadot and damask patterns. I deviated from her theme just a little by focusing on pastels and florals, but I think my creations are perfect for spring nonetheless, and I'm happy to have had her inspiration in the first place!
For the above birthday card, I used Soft Stone cardstock as my base and machine stitched a PTI Filigree Border die-cut to create the top border. The large birthday sentiment is from Think Big Favorites #12. I used used the Flower Fusion #3 die to cut out the little flowers, to which I added blue brads. I punched out little green hearts using a small paper punch, folded them down the center and used them as leaves. I finished the card off by adding a Tiny Tag in the top corner. The patterned paper is from the My Mind's Eye Dwell and Everyday Flair paper pads. I like the combination of the soft gray with the colorful pastels. Something about it feels just a bit retro!