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

Materials
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

17 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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
    Jaydee

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

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  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 yet...you have inspired me to use my copic cards we worked on.

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