Flower Love


As much as I don't like anyone in the family being sick, it does provide a bit of quiet in the evening when my husband had to find the bed by 8:30 last night.  As he lie in bed in a Nyquil coma, I had the pleasure of playing with my Copics.  (Sorry, honey!)

I originally tried coloring the flowers with plums and purples, but oh my, was it ever hideous!  So I switched on over to the pinks and once I found a trio of pretty colors that I actually owned and worked well together; RV04, RV25 and RV29, I got to coloring.

One of the many reasons why I love the Line Flower stamp is you can actually create your own layers just with coloring and shading.  The flowers look as if I have layered them where I didn't.  Let's face it, fussy cutting is not my favorite past time and I don't want to do more than is absolutely necessary.

Once I had the flowers colored and cut, I couldn't help but add a bit of Wink of Stella onto the main forward flower and OMG!  Have you heard I am totally addicted to Wink of Stella???


Look at how fabulous it sparkles!  LOVE!

For the leaves, I actually didn't have green Copics that would work, my collection is rather small, but I did have the Old Olive Blendabilities and I really love the color and I had all three shades without having to think!  Woo hoo!

I thought the fussy cutting around the leaves would be a pain in the ol' patootie, but it wasn't too bad!  (Thank God!)  By the time I finished with coloring and cutting, I was ready for bed and I actually finished the card first thing in the morning.

I took my trusty white gel pen and made little faux stitch marks around the card and embossed in white the Love stamp in the lower corner.  I originally had a ribbon wrapped off to one side, but I thought it took away from the flowers and as much as I loved the IDEA of the ribbon, I went with no ribbon the final card.


Instead of adding the ribbon, I stamped, colored and cut one final leaf to add to the card.  The middles of the flowers are actually white, but I thought coloring them in black would add a bit more of a dramatic flair to the card.  Although, I did have some suggestions of putting something sparkly in the centers and it would probably be FABULOUS!

Needless to say, I am in LOVE with this card and the dramatic affect of the colors!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!




2 comments:

  1. Great card and hope you hubby feels better soon (as you get a couple of more cards done) :) just kidding, hope he is better soon.

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  2. Thank you!!! He is definitely feeling better now, although after making him work in 20 degree weather to install rain gutters over the front door he may take a turn for the worse! LOL (I am sooooo mean!)

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