Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Congratulations

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Congratulations

Today is my third post featuring the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set.  It was actually my first design but I had to retake the pics as they didn’t look as good as I had thought.  When I first looked at the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set a wreath with flowers came to mind.  What actually came to mind was a wedding card in all white with the wreath in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and lightly colored flowers.  It didn’t quite work out as I had envisioned, but I am super happy with this end result AND it could be for just about anything.  Woohoo!

BASE:  I did start with Whisper White for the base.  Next I layered it with a square of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer and then Textured Basic Black (vintage).  I popped the glimmer layer with Dimensionals. [Sparkle layer #1]

WREATH:  I created the wreath with 12 leaf/stem pieces from the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I ended up trimming some of the stem away so it would look more rounded.  I used mini glue dots to overlap the stems and circle around to create the wreath shape.  [Sparkle layer #2]

FLOWERS:  With the wreath finally done I got to work on the flowers and ended up with silver embossed flowers stamped with Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette.  [Sparkle layer #3]  I did fussy cut the large flowers and then punched the smaller centers with a 3/8″ circle punch.  To make it easier on myself I used mini glue dots to build the flowers and then placed them around the wreath with mini Dimensionals.  Finally, I added a small rhinestone to the center.  [Woohoo!  Sparkle layer #4].

SENTIMENT:  I stamped the “Congratulations” from the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set onto a 1/2″ Whisper White strip with Smoky Slate ink.  To give the strip an undulating look I ran each end through my fingers making the ends curve slightly.  Next I placed 3 stacked Dimensionals at the center [TIP:  Color the sides of the Dimensional stack with a black sharpie to make it less noticable.]  Then I placed it into the enter of the wreath and mini glue dos on the curved ends.

Here is a close up of the wreath and flowers.  I had a hard time getting the glimmer paper to sparkle so I zoomed in, that way I could show you all that sparkle.  [smile]

I’m super happy with how it turned out even though it may not have been what I had envisioned.  Sometime you just have to roll with how a design wants to go.  I hope you enjoyed today’s post.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a stamping-ly wonderful Monday!


  • STAMPS:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Flourishing Phrases
  • PAPER:  Thick Whisper White, Glimmer Dazzling Diamonds, Textured Basic Black, Whisper White
  • INK:  VersaMark, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate
  • ACCESSORIES:  Framelits–Everyday Jars | Punch–3/8″ Circle | Emboss Powder–Silver | Basic Jewels–Rhinestones


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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