AAA Birthday – Game #28 – Photo Inspiration

We have a beautiful photo to inspire you this month and we welcome Rachelle Oltean who is our guest designer for August.

We also have a special sponsor for August – Varada Sharma Digitals – and I’ve used her “A Corner in My Garden” slimline digi on my card. The winner of the August challenge will receive a $10 voucher to spend on Varada’s digi’s.

This is also my last card as a design team member and I’ve loved the two years I’ve had on the team. Such a great bunch of ladies.


  • Varada Sharma Designs A Corner in My Garden slimline digital stamp
  • Uniquely Creative
    • Arty Stripes stencil
    • Bunting Sentiments stamp
  • Copic Markers
  • Vellum
  • Zing Green and Blue metallic embossing powder
  • Ranger Gold embossing powder



I wanted to incorporate the look of the ruffles into my background so I used a striped stencil and ink blended with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean onto the card base.

Flower cluster

So I probably made this part more complicated than what it needed to be but I had to change a bit as I was creating. I knew I wanted to use vellum that I coloured on the backside with copics.

I printed out the digi stamp on my laser jet, once onto cardstock and twice onto vellum. My trusty Brother Scan n Cut came to my rescue for the fussy cutting as I simply scanned the image and got the machine to cut the vellum images out. I also used my scan n cut to cut out the correct size slimline card layer.

I worked out how I wanted to layer the flower cluster and coloured them appropriately.

  1. Leaves adhered directly to cardstock – Snipped off the leaves leaving the two flowers joined
  2. Yellow flower – one layer popped up
  3. Pink flower – two layers
    • bottom layer is coloured with pink copics
    • top layer I just coloured the central part in the darker pink

Once the flowers were coloured I heat embossed the centres of the flowers.

I adhered all the vellum pieces using small dots of glossy accents. I didn’t want the individual pieces to be glued completely to the base. The flowers were just adhered at the centres using glue dots.


Before I adhered the cut out slimline shape to the card base I stamped and heat embossed the Happy Birthday onto the card base in blue.


I also ink blended lightly around the edges of the white background of the flower cluster layer with Salty Ocean. In the photo inspiration there is a tablecloth with flowers so I added small dots to represent this on the background…and with that I was done.

I love how this card turned out and I hope you’ve been inspired to join us in this months challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip