Bloomin’ Birthday II…

So here is another card made with the same stamp set as yesterday’s post…but look how different!


Right?  Last week I watched Janet Morrow use this technique.  I had these Thick Whisper White cards cut with the Real Red layer left over from making my family Christmas cards.  So I gave it a try and loved it.  Its an old but classic technique.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Real Red cardstock plus Birthday Blossoms DSP
  • Ink:  Basic Black and VersaMark
  • Stamps:  Birthday Blooms
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Aqua Painter, Linen Thread and Clear Embossing Powder


  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Real Red layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ attached to card front with adhesive.  Stamp image in VersaMark and coat with Clear Embossing Powder and heat.  Fill your Aqua Painter with bleach and mark this painter with permanent ink dedicated to bleach.  Get your brush wet by squeezing on a paper towel then paint in the open areas of the leaves and flowers.  The embossing powder will hold the liquid in place.  Go do something else and let this dry well.  Add sentiment in Basic Black ink.
  • The Thick Whisper White layer is 1 3/4″ x 4 1/8″.
  • The DSP layer is 1 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ attached to Whisper White layer with adhesive.
  • Wrap several times around with Linen Thread.  Make bow (youtube directions here) and attach with glue dots.

This old technique works really well on dark colored cardstock.  Give it a try…I think you’ll like it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Get inky…Be HaPpY!





  1. I would love to try this technique to make a beautiful card as you did. It is as lovely as yesterday’s but as you said has an entirely different look. I’m so glad your “b-ism” today straightens out that misconception!! Too funny!

  2. Beautiful card Ms. B. I’m really loving this new card series you’ve started. The new dsp is much prettier on your card than it looks in the catalog! I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago and have been blown away by your creativity and by how cheerful you are!

  3. Wonderful post, Billie!
    I haven’t used bleach in ages … you’ve inspired me to “get back to basics” again.
    Just watched your bows video …. AMAZING!! I’ll be making lots of bows now too.
    Thank you Billie!