Did you know that every month of the year has its own birth flower and birth stone? When making birthday cards it can be a nice gesture to decorate the card with paper flowers and “gems” which resembles the actual birth flowers and birth stones. In February primrose and violets are the birth flowers while amethyst is the birth stone.
Type of project: Card
Techniques used: Stamping, Coloring, Die Cutting
Decoration: Rubons, Button, Paper Flowers, Stickers
Main color: Brown/white
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Amethyst is a beautiful gemstone with purple hues. Since violets and primroses can also be purple, I let my card for February go in purple, pink and blue.
I used two different forms of bling that are meant to resemble amethyst. One is a purple heart, the others are circles that are more pink.
A little around the card, but especially on the flowers, I used gesso. This is to give a small impression of snow and cold.
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In March, I’m back with a new card inspired by monthly flowers and monthly stones. If you were inspired to make something yourself, please send me pictures. You can send photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org – then we’ll feature them in TPC Magazine.
Foto: Marit Pedersen
Stux, Pixabay (Ametyst), License: CC0, Public Domain
Hans, Pixabay (Primula), License: CC0, Public Domain
Lombarexport, Pixabay (Fiol), License: CC0, Public Domain
Marit Pedersen is from Norway. She has been writing for TPC since 2014. Marit started paper crafting in 2007 and she mostly makes cards, boxes and layouts. Her paper projects are often made in Shabby Chic or Clean and Simple style.