Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Spring Blooms Birthday

Hello friends!  I hope you're doing well.  Today I'm sharing a bright floral bloom card that I made for four challenges. My card design incorporates the colors of orange and green from Inspire By, the sketch at Fusion, the Springtime Flowers theme at The Paper Players and the Happy Birthday theme at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

For my card, I used one of my favorite vivid color combinations to create some bold blooms.

I absolutely love orange when paired with strong pinks or purples and for this card I was in a purple mood I guess LOL! The image is part of a gorgeous floral 6"x 6" background stamp drawn by the incredibly talented Emily Midgett for Honey Bee stamps.  I decided to narrow down my coloring to just the section that would fit the bottom half of my card, otherwise I might still be at the coloring!

With the coloring complete, I put the panel back into my Misti, then restamped with black pigment ink for a bolder black outline, since the Copics can sometimes mute the stamped lines.  The panel was then trimmed down to 3"x 4.25".  For the top half of the card I wanted something more than just plain white, so I used a debossing cover plate die on a panel of white for a subtle design.  The colored portion was adhered below, then a strip of orange card stock added just above that.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black then cut with a fishtail die.  I trimmed off the right end and added it to the card base with foam tape.  The final steps were to add the look of white stamen ends on the orange flowers with a white gel pen, then scatter around a few clear sequins.

That's my card for today. I really appreciate you stopping by and taking a look!  Take care!


Stamps:  Spring Blooms Background, Pickup Lines (both Honey Bee)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Black, Orange Peel (SSS)
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versafine Claire Nocturne, Versamark
Other:  Dotted Scales Debossing Cover die (Altenew), Fishtail Foundations die (MFT), Fine Detail White embossing powder (SSS), Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Copics:  YR09, 16, Y17, RV69, 66, 55, 52, YG67, 17, 03, W9, 7, 5


Claire Broadwater said...

I have no words to describe the beauty of this card!!!!!!! Just WOW! Your coloring of these blooms is breathtaking! The combo is perfect and the re-stamping of the black lines is genius! I think this card should be framed! You always amaze me! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Stef this is stunning! I love your choice of bright, bold colours and you really are just so talented when it comes to colouring - I am in awe! Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

Jaydee said...

Stef, once again you show us that you are the queen of Copics. Beautifully colored and a fabulous layout. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

PaperCraftyLynnz said...

I love your combination of colours.

Laurie Unger said...

Oh my! wonderful coloring on this! Love the bright bold blooms. Wonderful card and thank you for sharing this over at The Fusion Card Challenge.

Danni Reid said...

Breathtaking! Wow, absolutely gorgeous card Stef! Thank you for inspiring us @ IB this week!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love these vivid florals...just so gorgeous! So glad you were able to join us at Fusion!

Karren said...

Wow! This is gorgeous and, as always, your colouring is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.