Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: Flowers

This month's blog hop at Papertrey Ink is all about flowers!

Nothing innovative here but this card definitely had time put into it! ;)


The card base was made with 2 die cuts from Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities: Big Scalloped Circles. I just score the top of the back piece and glue/tape it to the front when I'm finished everything else.

I started by Copic-ing the tulip image from Spring Jar Fillers (thanks, Stef!). I think this took the most time of anything! At least, it felt like it. ;) The colors are supposed to match the Royal Velvet cardstock, and while not perfect, it does match better than pictured here.  I used the New Leaf Copic trio for the leaves and stems. After cutting out the colored image, I tied white embroidery floss to the stems and added a matching button.

I wish that I had remembered to impress the Lemon Tart cardstock before sewing the doily onto it... I prob would've used the Vineyard or Canvas impression plate. I distressed the edges of the circle before sewing it to the Happy Spots patterned paper. This was my first time sewing in a circle!! I was very intimidated by it but it turned out no to be too bad at all! ;) Lastly, I used Scor-tape to adhere the flower image to the white crocheted doily.

The banner was done about 3 times before I settled on my method...


I first tried inking the die cut ribbon banner with Memento Paris Dusk. I did a terrible job with the inking so I tried using Chipped Sapphire Tim Holtz Distress Ink. It turned out better but there was a smudge I couldn't blend out and so I pulled out my Copic Airbrush system. I'm still new at its use but I like how it turned out better than the other two, so I went with that one.

I white embossed the sentiment using Birthday Basics.

Thanks for stopping by!


{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Royal Velvet, Lemon Tart, Stamper's Select White
  • Patterned Paper: Happy Spots
  • Stamps: Spring Jar Fillers, Birthday Basics
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Grand Big Scalloped Circles, Grand Circles, Ribbon Banners (all Spellbinders)
  • Copics: YG11, 13, 17, BV13, 08, 29, 0
  • Other Tools: Royal Velvet button, white embroidery floss, Copic Airbrush system, sewing machine/thread, white embossing powder (Filigree), crocheted doily (Kaisercraft)

24 comments:

Jen Carter said...

So pretty! Love how you colored the flowers and that the shape of the card is a flower!

Marisa said...

Fabulous tulips and love the banner.

Elena said...

really very pretty - great job!

sarahw said...

This is just gorgeous.

Chris said...

Such a lovely card - beautifully coloured flowers!

Lynn said...

Dana, your coloring is amazing and I love how you did the sentiment banner...Copics scare me!!

Cyndie said...

Oh my gosh, what an awesome card! Your coloring is masterly, not to merkin the cutting! It's just beautiful!

Anabelle said...

Amazing coloring. Love everything about this.

Linda Monroe said...

These flowers are so nice in blue.

Karen said...

Your coloring is fabulous! I love the white in the flowers--a really beautiful card!

Magirk said...

Oh my goodness, this card is breathtaking! Every little detail is just perfect, and the whole card is so delightful. Beautiful. ;-)

jen said...

wow! what an amazing creation! that doily is such a lovely detail & your flowers so sweet!

Lisa said...

Really...wow...Love it!!!

Darla said...

Gorgeous, I LOVE the colors and shape and everything about it actually! :)

Arlene said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the flowers a lot! :) Well done...
Arlene.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Such a beauty!! Love the doilie that you used, and that edge of pretty paper works really well here!!
Hugs, Wendy

Anna said...

Very pretty! I love the colors and your coloring s amazing! Great job!

Kristii said...

What a beautiful card!!! I absolutely love your coloring and the shape of the card is perfect!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful! What a pretty bouquet!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Stunningly beautiful! Especially teh colouring on the flowers, it's really striking.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

What beautiful flowers!!! I love the doily behind the flowers, and how you tied the floss around the stems with the button flourish. Gorgeous card!!! ;D

Tracey McNeely said...

Those tulips rock, beautiful card.

Sabrina said...

Dana, such a beautiful coloring job on the tulips! A gorgeous card. I love that you showed the three different banners! I can hardly wait to get back into this.

lynn said...

simply charming, dana! the colors are beautiful and i love the circle shape!