The crafting inspiration is greater than the blog inspiration still, so I am still a bit behind in posting the cards here. However, this card couldn’t have been posted until this week anyway, as it was for a co-worker whose birthday was this week. I wanted to make something flowery with a dash of red.
I started out by colouring the image I had chosen. It is one of Whimsy Stamps adorable ones and it has quickly become a favourite of mine. At a guess, the copics I used were R24, R27 and R29 for the reds, E50 and E51 for the beige and skin colour, and E31, E34 and E37 for the hair. I never really take notice of which colours I use. Next I used the tea coloured distress ink to edge all 4 pages of the card. The papers I used were from a small pad from DCWV called Mariposa; the papers are so pretty! On the edge I used lace and then a champagne coloured ribbon. The middle was decorated with flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts.
As you can see, there was no room for the coloured image on the front. I didn’t want to hide the beautiful background papers. I decided to put it inside the card instead. Inside I also used a third patterned paper, a text type one. Additionally I framed both the stamped image and the greeting area with some pre-cut frames I bought months ago, also distressed with the tea colour.
I also made a point of decorating the back of the card with the same paper as on the front, and then stamped my logo straight onto it.
This card has been entered into the following challenges:
Copic Marker Norge – #19: Sommerfugler
Crafty Calender Challenge – Flowers in bloom (second entry)
Let’s Ink It Up – Use your favourite Embelishments (second entry)
Truly Scrumptious – Challenge 82: Flower Power
Crafty Ribbons – #21: Butterflies and bows
Createalicious Challenges – #35: Anything goes
Scrap ‘a’ long – #17: Sommer