Friday, December 13, 2019

Winter Flowers Birthday

12/28/2019 Update: This card was selected as a Favorite of the Week at Splitcoast Stampers for the week ending December 21, 2019!

There is a new challenge at Double Trouble Challenge Blog beginning on Friday, December 13 . This is a departure from the usual Monday start but it was necessary in order to partner with Color My Heart Color Dare Challenges #373, beginning on Friday, December 13 and  and #374, beginning on Friday, December 20, 2019. The challenges end on Sunday, December 28, 2019. 

Here are the challenge requirements for Double Trouble #45:
Troublemaker's Thing 1 (required) - Use black & white stripes.
Double Dare's Thing 2 (optional) - Link to Color Dare #373 or #374.
Twisted Sister's Thing 3 (optional) - Use three colors.

I elected to use reds, pinks and yellows with the black and white stripe to create a feminine birthday card. The image was downloaded, resized, printed and colored with Copic markers. After fussy cutting, the image was adhered with foam tape to the card front, where black and white striped paper was adhered. The sentiment was stamped then die cut, backed with black cardstock and adhered with foam tape. A few pink pearls were added. The inside of the card was decorated with the same striped paper. 

Be sure to visit the challenge blogs for DTC #45 and Color Dare #373 and #374 to join in the challenge.

Stamp: Digital image from Alex Syberia Design "Winter Flowers" & Sizzix  (sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Basic Black; X-cel for alcohol markers
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Die: Sizzix
Misc.: ZIG Wink of Stella (clear), pearls & foam tape from stash


  1. What phenomenal coloring on those flowers!

  2. Thank you for my beautiful Birthday card...fantastic coloring and prettier even in person. Love it all.

  3. Those flowers are beautifully colored, Melanie!

  4. Your flowers are beautiful! I love how you added the pink around the edges. Such a lovely card!

  5. The coloring of the flowers is stunning! I absolutely love every part of your card!

  6. The black stripes set off the gorgeous colouring of this beautiful flower. Love it!

  7. WOW, that is stunning Melanie! Fantastic design and your flower is beautiful!!

  8. Your colouring is stunning. It almost looks real. I love the use of the black and white stripes too.