Spring Shower Happy Birthday

I wanted to use Altenew’s Spring Shower Cover Die again, but wanted to see if I could make it easier to paper piece the flowers back into the panel once they had been colored.  This time I decided to use Glad Press ‘n Seal to remove the flowers and it worked like a charm.  I decided to color all the flowers in different colors of blue and really liked how it turned out.

I die cut the background from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then added the Press ‘n Seal to the back and carefully removed the background, leaving only the flowers and leaves.  It was easy to then color the flowers and leaves with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  Once the coloring was complete the background was placed over the colored images and the Press ‘n Seal kept everything together.  It was much quicker and easier using the die in this manner.  I then die cut the background using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  This not only gives a nice edge to the background, but it also presses the flowers and leaves tightly into the image.

The sentiment from Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings was stamped on vellum with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  It was then wrapped around the focal image and secured with Scotch Tape at the back of the panel.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from some blue paper I had in my stash.  The blue base really made the flowers pop.  As a final embellishment, Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins were added to the centers of the largest flowers with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then a drop of Glossy Accents was added to the center to help keep everything in place.


  • Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die
  • Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: YG03, YG17, YG67; G24, G94, G99; G24, G94, G99; B000, B01, B02; B23, B24, B26; B24, B26, B28; B99; B32, B34, B37; B91, B93, B95; B41, B45; BG45, BG49; BG000, BG01, BG02
  • Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
  • Glad Press ‘n Seal
  • Vellum
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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