Thursday, April 9, 2020

Wildflowers for Seize the Birthday!

Hello friends, I hope you're continuing to do well and remain healthy!  It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and I am happy to say I will be staying on as the Surprise Party Guest for the month of April too!  For the new challenge, the toppings option is "Spring Fling", so of course I had to color up some flowers for that!


For my card, I chose to use the beautiful Mondo Wildflowers stamp from Ellen Hutson.  I love the big, bold floral images that are a dream to color with Copic markers.


The image was stamped off the edge of my white card panel and when the coloring was complete, it was trimmed down and layered on a piece of black card.  I did fiddle around with different colors of card stock and patterned papers, but in the end felt the white base with the strip of black and white stripes worked best to let the main image be the star of the show, so to speak.


The sentiment is from a retired SU stamp set that I love because of all the different sizes and fonts of the birthday sentiments.  After stamping it was die cut with a sentiment label die, then I hand cut the fish tail end before adding to the card with foam tape.  A white gel pen was used to brighten up the ends of the flowers stamen, then the final touch was to add a few gorgeous jewels for sparkle.


Thanks for visiting, it's always so appreciated!  Be sure to use the link above to head over to the challenge and check out the beautiful cards by the DT and join us for the new challenge!

Stef


Stamps: Mondo Wildflowers (EH), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (sentiment, ret. SU)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Black, Black and White Basics 6x6 pad (MFT)
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versafine Clair Nocturne (sentiment)
Other:  Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Bridal Mix jewels (Lucy's Cards Little Things), Sentiment Label die (Simon Says Stamp)
Copics:  R32, 20, 30, RV69, 17, 55, 52, BV02, 0000, B000, 0000, G99, 94, 82, YG67, 25, 13, 03, 01

15 comments:

LeAnne said...

Gooooooorgeous!

Nora Noll said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love the gorgeous coloring and your black striped paper down the side. FABULOUS design!!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, love the colours you've chosen and the stripes at the side really make the design pop, Cathy x

Unknown said...

Beautiful coloring on the bouquet! The black accents of the card design go perfectly with the black outlined flowers!

Lindsey said...

Stunning! Your colouring is perfect - love the big bold floral!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card and your coloring is fabulous. Love those big blooms.

Basement Stamper said...

Fantastic card, love the vibrant colors on this-it's such a beautiful combination.

Cindy Beach said...

Stunning and so beautiful, Stef! Absolutely gorgeous coloring and the black stripes make this image pop. Love it!

Barbara said...

Fantastic bold spring flowers. A great and stunning card with the black and white stripes and the design. Love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such beautiful coloring - I adore the side black stripes with this image too -- excellent card

Darnell said...

This is sensational, Stef, both the design and the coloring! Lots of folks will be pinning this! Glad to see you staying on as GD for April for STB! Take care and stay safe! Hugs, Darnell

HilaryJane said...

Congrats on being a surprise party guest and what a gorgeous card. I love the florals and the contrast with the black stripes and black border, it comes together brilliantly xx

Nancy said...

You have really outshined us on this challenge Stef! Your card is beautiful as I already mentioned but wanted to come by and tell you again!

Ashwini Rao said...

Simply splendid! The large flowers are absolutely sparkling! and I agree with you - the bnw striped stripe does make a lovely accent.

Glenda J said...

Your colouring is absolutely stunning! The b&w strip is absolutely perfect to help show off the flowers. Love the gel pen accents and the sequins too.