November 11, 2014

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!

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  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.

  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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