Monday, October 2, 2017

Poppies Birthday Card

10/08/2017 Update: Splitcoast Stampers Favorite of the Week for week ending 10/07/2017.

10/07/2017 Update: Winner of The Cut Above Award at The Paper Players. 

Three months ago I started taking a Copics class to help me with my coloring technique. This card represents the results of my classes so far. It's perfect for a fall birthday card. I have one sister and three sisters-in-law with October birthdays so this will go to one of those lovely ladies.
The stamped images were colored with Copic markers. Before starting the assembly I added a dark blue-green chunky glass glitter to the centers of the poppies. The glitter does not photograph true to color.
A panel of cardstock and one of patterned paper were layered onto the card base. Before assembling, I had partially fussy cut the background flower, leaving some of the white cardstock intact and cutting some away. I adhered this to a narrow panel of cardstock and backed it with foam tape. The sentiment was matted and added. The final flower was backed with foam tape and added to the foreground. A die cut "Happy Birthday" was added to the inside with a little heart punched from cardstock.

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:

1.  Color Throwdown #462 (Use rust, green, orange and aqua.)

2. Addicted to Stamps and More #261 (Anything goes.)

3. The Paper Players #364 (Autumn Floral)

4. Inspired by All the Little Things #66

Techniques: coloring, stamping, die cutting, fussy cutting, punch cutting
Size: A2

Stamps: Stampendous "Pretty Poppies"
Inks: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Cajun Craze
Paper: Brick pattern from stash
Die: Peachy Cheap "Happy Birthday" (inside)
Punch: Stampin' Up! heart
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape); chunky glass glitter


  1. Beautifully coloured bloom Melanie! Thank you for sharing with us at Inspired By All the Little Things!

  2. Absolutely stunning Melanie! Perfectly colored images and I love the glitter centers. Amazing card! :)

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  4. Really beautiful, Melanie. I will be taking Jenn's Coloring Flowers class downtown in January; so hopefully, I will be doing something similar!

  5. Melanie your bright orange poppies are stunning and beautifully coloured. I love the addition of the chunky glitter to the centres too. Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  6. I can only say that the class you've taken must be amazing as your card is stunning. It's so rich and vibrant and the flowers look like they're three-dimensional. Fabulous work. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  7. Wow this is so beautiful! Your blooms are so bright and gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! The coloring is fabulous! Great to see you in the ATSM gallery. Hope you will join us again soon. Nandini, DT

  9. What a beautifully coloured image and that is such a great design!
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM.
    Carol x

  10. Your Copics class was really worth it! This is gorgeous. I love the strong, bold color of the Poppy flowers. Really beautiful. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  11. Love the striking reds and oranges! This is gorgeous.

  12. Wow, I never saw this on your blog...and surprised that you used your copic class image for this card. I had to pull out my cards and wondered why haven't I used this have inspired me to use my copic cards we worked on.