Friday, May 14, 2010

Lime green, Leaf green, very pale blue!! PDCC 29

Its time for another Play date cafe challenge, and its a super fab mix of colours:-) If you have never played along then now's the time!

I am super excited to share this card with you 'cos this is the very first time I am using this stamp, it's absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about it really, the fact its so large is even better:-)

This card was meant to be a uni-sex birthday card since the colours were rather gender neutral, but before we get going let me warn you it's not as simple as it looks, takes quite a bit of masking and colouring to get this one done, but what's the point if it's not a challenge huh?

Ok now for the details,
I first masked about a .5cm around the card with my masking tape, yes, I found a new use for it, better than using removable adhesive and masking! then I stamped the flower heavy to the left side of the card, inked it several times and stamped on the the plain white area around the flower to fill gaps.

Then I stamped another flower on a scrap of Card stock and cut out a circle with my circle cutter. Then I used the scrap to mask around the circle where it would be on the card and lightly drew around it so that I knew where the coloured parts would be.

Coloured the flowers with my Copics, I used leaf green for the centre of the flower and lime green for the lines that run through the petals. The circled area I left blank. Then I coloured the other circle piece of the flower which would later be mounted on the colourful flower with grey inks. I used several shades to give it depth. Masked the outer circle again and smudged it with Black Soot distress ink ( I wanted to create a halo effect), then cut out the grey portion of the flower and adhered it with dimensional adhesive.
To get the outer blue border, I masked it again this time creating an unmasked border around the card and filled it in with my blue Copic marker. Lastly I gave a little outline around the card with a black fine nib felt tip pen, Viola!

Supplies list:

Large flower stamp by Hero Arts
Masking tape
Martha Stewart circle cutting system

And if you have any questions about making this card, please drop a comment:-)

Have a fab weekend guys!


  1. So fabulous, Michelle! Love the way you created this! Amazing results!! I love this stamp too!! So many different ways to play with it!! Can't wait to see more!! :)

  2. Oh my! I LOVE the stamp, anyway, but you have used it in a totally ingenious and wonderfully creative way.

  3. Very pretty, love your image and coloring! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  4. This is absolutely beautiful Michelle. So striking and well, just beautiful. I'm awe-struck. Very nice technique.

  5. This is fabulous, Michelle! I just love the uniquely artistic way you've done this wonderful flower. What creativity, and so inspiring!
    bless you,

  6. You do amazing work!!! I love it! the colors are so soft...great job with the copics!!!

  7. This is gorgeous Michelle- love all the masking job you did and congrats on inking up the new stamp!

  8. Wow, this is gorgeous! Very well done :-)

  9. What a clever card, I've yet to learn masking properly! Great image too! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

  10. Lovely card.. cool technique and wonderful effect! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!!

  11. love your technique so adorable and so effective in the love Michelle...GREAT IDEA...