Thursday, December 1, 2011

Poppy Thanks

Inspiration

I mentioned in my Sunday post that I made Thank You cards for last week's birthday gifts. This is the second card design for that purpose. On this one, I used another pretty flower image from Heartfelt Creations' Artistic Gatefold Collection.

Artistic Birthday Gatefold

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Paper

Pear Pizzaz4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
Blush Blossom4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Marina Mist1 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Stamper's Select White4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Ink

Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Marina Mist (SU!)

Stamps

HCPC 3439: Flirty Fleurs PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3328 Swirly Autumn Leaves PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)

Accessories

Flowers & Flourish Embossing Folder (Sizzix)
Ribbon Tag Trio 3 Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)
Cuttlebug (Provocraft)
Ribbon (Michaels)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Gelly Roll pen (Sakura)
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Scor-Pal
ATG (3M)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD

Cut a piece of green cardstock, measuring 4 1/4" x 11", score at 5 1/2", and fold.

SENTIMENT

Cut/emboss a ribbon tag using blue cardstock, and stamp the sentiment in blue ink in the center of the tag. Thread pink ribbon through the tag and mount at the top of the card front.

EMBOSSED LAYER

Use a piece of pink paper measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" to emboss the floral pattern with the embossing folder. Trim around the embossed portion of the pattern. Mount on the front of the card.

IMAGES

Stamp the flower image on white paper with black ink, and trim closely. Stamp the two large flowers again, and trim them closely, as well. Color the images with COPIC markers. I used these colors:

  • Large flowers - R12, R14
  • Small flowers - B91, B95
  • Leaves - YG0000, YG03

Enhance the center of the individual large flowers with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. Mount the full image on the card front. Add the individual flowers on top of the matching flowers using foam squares. Add White Opal Liquid Pearls to the center of the blue flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blue_Orange

4 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

This is so pretty! The colors just pop! Love the layers and all the attention to detail!

Olga said...

this is fantastic!!! Not only do I love the flowers, but the embossing is awesome!!!

Helen said...

What a beautiful card!

Sue said...

Oops so far behind sorry this card is beautiful Luv Sue x

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