Surprise!  I’m here today, along with other gals on the Inspired By Stamping design team, to wish the Inspired By Stamping’s owner, Joanna, a happy 3rd anniversary for the store and an early happy birthday! 


You should have arrived here from Mynn‘s blog.  If not, and you’d like to join in the fun, please start at Joanna’s blog and hop along with us to wish her many happy returns!  We’ve all made birthday creations to share using Inspired By Stamping products.  Come and take a peek at mine!

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I created this simple yet elegant birthday card for Joanna. I wanted to highlight this beautiful hydrangeas so I kept most part of the card super simple and worked with the Graceful Hydrangea Stamp Set.

Hydrangea is colored nicely using some Spectrum Noir Blendable Markers – I used few colors from the Primaries set. Then I blended them for a smooth result using some Gamsol. They blend so easily and effortlessly, creating a nice end result!

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Then I cut out my white cardstock using a stitched circle die to pop it out as a focal point of the card. I also stamped the sentiment on the bottom using a greeting from the same Graceful Hydrangea Stamp Set.


Thank you for stopping by today and for hopping with all of us from Inspired By Stamping!  Your next stop is Nurpur‘s blog.

Happy Birthday, Joanna! You are an awesome gal and I am so fortunate to get to know you and be a part of this amazing team! xoxo


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  1. Nicole, this is sooo pretty! I love your coloring and it’s purple! Thank you so much for such a beautiful surprise and being a part of the team! With love, Joanna