Welcome back for another Inspiration Team hop! This week, the theme was ANYTHING GOES! I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team has created with this theme!

Botanical Banners Birthday Card- Brutus Monroe- Marie Nicole Designs

For my card today, I went very clean, simple, and feminine. This seems to be my go-to style. I love when you can use just a few supplies to pull together a quick card.

I started by stamping out my BOTANICAL BANNERS florals on some white cardstock. Then, I used just two colors from my STYLEFILE MARKERS collection to color in this image- a pink and a grey. I didn’t completely color each petal with the pink; I left a bit of white on the edges of each petal to create an easy highlight which helps to bring the flowers to life even though Im using only one color. Then, I simply went over the leaves with my lightest shade of grey.

Botanical Banners Birthday Card- Brutus Monroe- Marie Nicole Designs

After my florals were colored in, I trimmed some of the paper off of the bottom of my card panel. I did this so that I could stamp some stripes onto the bottom edge of my card base using my PINSTRIPES BACKGROUND stamp from The Stamp Market. Who doesn’t love stripes and florals? I then adhered my floral card panel over the card base.

Botanical Banners Birthday Card- Brutus Monroe- Marie Nicole Designs

I then grabbed the “happy birthday” sentiment from my SPRINKLED WITH LOVE stamp set from Brutus Monroe. I believe this set is being retired, but you could use any sentiment stamp you have if you wanted to re-create a card similar to this. I stamped the sentiment out in VERSAFINE BLACK INK, and then embossed over it using ICICLE EMBOSSING POWDER.

To embellish and finish my card, I tied some string around the bottom and then added a few sequins from a mix from DRESS MY CRAFT. That finished the card!

Botanical Banners Birthday Card- Brutus Monroe- Marie Nicole Designs

Like I mentioned, this card was so simple and quick to put together. If you need a card quickly, try doing some simple coloring like I did here!

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Cheryl Mize says:

    Your card is beautiful!


  2. Purnima at Ramanis says:

    Beautiful Card. Love the colors


  3. Jeannean says:

    Love the flowers and stripes! Love that happy birthday sentiment too!!


    1. Marie Nicole says:

      Thanks so much! The sentiment fit perfectly there, didn’t it?


  4. Kim Hamilton says:

    Beautiful Birthday card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge πŸ™‚


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