Gilded Birthday Bloom

The challenge this week at the Pals Paper Arts is a fantastic color combination….


I love a pink and green color combination anyway, but add gold to the mix and it really takes it to a new level.

Watermarked Photo 1 (2016-05-07-1940)

The photo really does not do the actual card justice.  This card is just the right combination of soft and sparkly.  I used my absolute favorite stamp at the moment, the Birthday Booms.  This flower is so beautiful on its own but when you add embossing to it, it really becomes stunning. And I was aiming to stun with this card in a soft and subtle way.

The card base is Very Vanilla with a mat of Gold Foil.  The images are stamped on Very Vanilla using Versa Mark and gold embossing powder.  The flower was was colored with Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz ink and a blender pen.  The sentiment is from the Cottage Greetings stamp set and is also embossed in gold.

Watermarked Photo (2016-05-07-1943)

I thought about adding some gold sequins but decided the embossing was enough.

Watermarked Photo 1 (2016-05-07-1941)Watermarked Photo 2 (2016-05-07-1941)

The inside sentiment is also from the Cottage Greetings stamp set and is stamped in Pear Pizzazz.  I finished off the envelope with a gold foil lining using the Envelope Liners die which is retiring this year.  This really surprised me.  I love using these framelits and will continue as they are such a quick and easy way to customize the envelope and to complete a pretty and coordinated card.

I hope you enjoyed this project and that you are not tired of this stamp yet….I have a few more cards to come using it!  I will try to spread them out.  Thanks so much for spending some time here today.  I would more than welcome your comments and be happy to answer any questions.

Until next time,




  1. Hi Rosanne! I love the way you worked gold into your card. The gold embossed flower is gorgeous!

  2. Beautifully showcased, Rosanne! The gold embossed flower is exquisite. Love the inside layout!! Thanks for including the PPA color challenge in your stamping fun this week!!

  3. Wow, love this card Rosanne! The gold embossing is a great addition! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

  4. Very pretty. Love the soft coloring you did with the blender pens and I agree the gold embossing was enough. Simple and beautiful. Thanks for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  5. So beautiful, Rosanne! This sweet flower works perfectly with these colors. I love all this white space! Thanks so much for playing along with this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge.

  6. Lovely card, Rosanne! I love how you embossed these flowers and used the gold paper too – great combo! Thank you for joining us this week for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge, I hope you play along again soon!

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