Birthday Cards

Happy Birthday

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Hi there, I hope your week is going well!

Today I’m sharing another one-layer card, this time using the Beautiful Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  I love this beautiful spray of flowers!

20180731_003245I started by stamping the single large flower stamp in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black Ink onto an A2-size piece of Neenah Solar White #80 Classic Crest cardstock.  Then I colored the flowers using R30, R32, R35, and R39.  I confess that as I was coloring, I was feeling really skeptical about these family of reds, but as it came together, I began to like it more and more.  I started with a solid layer of R30 and then blended in darker and darker colors from where I felt the shadows would be.  I had originally intended to have a portrait orientation so, in the end, not all of the shadows make sense, but oh well!

Then I used YG61, YG63, and YG67 to color the leaves.  I decided to add a drop shadow using W1, though it’s very very subtle.  And then to finish the flowers, I used a gold Metallic Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add details to the centers of the flowers.

Using a Copic 0.3 Multiliner and a ruler, I drew in a frame, skipping the areas where the lines would have gone through the spray of flowers.

I had planned to stamp the “happy” sentiment and then color it, ombre style, using the same reds but I accidentally picked up a non-Copic friendly ink.  But, I do like the black and white look, which I think leaves the flowers to shine.

To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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