I have two cards to share with you today using an older stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I love the very stylized flowers and even though it is a smaller set - there are lots of options. The flowers are rather small, so I decided to create my own patterned paper and keep the rest of the card pretty simple. To make the whole process go a little faster, I try to color in one type of flower or leaf at a time. Not only does it save time, but it helps create a more uniform pattern. Once all the flowers were colored, I then went over all the lines with my Copic multi-liner pen and added some white gel pen accents. I honestly could have probably skipped those steps, but I really like adding little details. I actually brought the background with me and worked on it in the car while I waited to pick up my daughter from school. I originally planned on adding little touches of glitter using my Wink of Stella pen, but I ended up adding it to ALL of the flowers. Even after all of that, I thought the background was a little flat, so I used a few warm grey Copic markers to outline all of the images and give everything a little more dimension.
This was actually the first card that I worked on and I wasn't 100% happy with how the background turned out. I really should have added a few more flowers and I think I would have liked it a bit better. I have seen quite a few cards using a camouflaged word die, and have been wanting to try it. I first die cut the "you" out of the card base itself. I then die cut the "you" one more time using white fun foam. I added a little glossy accents over the word to make it stand out just a bit more.
Hope you are having a great day! See you soon with another project!
- Simon Says Stamp - Hello Friend Set
- W Plus 9 - Hand Lettered Thank You
- Copic Markers
- Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
- Copic Multi-liner Pen
- Wink of Stella Glitter Pen - Clear
- Glossy Accents
- Simon Says Stamp - DCS151 Die Set