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Friday, August 3, 2012

August Poppy

This is Pam from Papillon digital designs and TheBugBytes today at Shes a Sassylady. Thanks Sheila for having me here.
I was thinking on a project to do and I though I would google wikipedia and enter the month August. It's so cool - Sometimes when you are stuck and want inspiration doing something like this is the way to go. Sometimes I just want to try a particular technique and I build on that.
So when I read the article I saw that August 's birth flower is Poppy and I wanted to do a card with poppy as I had a lovely silhouette 3d poppy file

Here's the card

Here's a peek at the silhouette file

Now I did not want to cut out the intricate brown swirl so I sort of flattened that on a a colored rectangle. But I wanted the pop so after printing I outlined the swirl with copic multiliner and used copic spica pens. I also used spica and Tim Holtz distress markers to ink and decorate all the cuts. Going over a image or die cut with markers sort of distresses the surface fibers a little and gives a nice velvetty suede like texture.
The leafs get the color variation in color by using the distress markers and waterbrush and then adding a bit of subtle glitter with spica pen
Here a closer look of the spica pen effect

It isn't as overpowering as stickles and I love that bit of shine.
Here's the inside of the card

So google up a month and get inspired by the facts you read and make yourself a project.
Happy Crafting

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Brigit Mann said...

So pretty Pam, the outlining really makes it pop!!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

What a fabulous card - I really love the colours and the poppy is awesome.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Pam this is such a beautiful card I love the way the distressing offers texture to the card. The colors are awesome and nice bright for this time of year. Thank you for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady.

doodlingdebbie said...

Pam, this is such a beautiful card. The elements bring life and joy to it. I really enjoyed seeing all of the techniques you used to make this card beautiful and brilliant. Thank you for sharing.

Tine said...

Love the vibrancy of colour, Pam. Very pretty card.
Tine (Addie24)

papillon digital design said...

Thank you all so much for your encouraging and sweet comments.

Sandi said...

Fab poppy card, love all your detail, hugs

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