Good morning, friends! I decided a few days ago to try and play along with the 30 Day Coloring Challenge
this month (yes, I know February is only 28 days). It's been quite a long time since I've really played with my Copics so this first go-round I felt a tiny bit rusty. But how am I ever going to shake it off if I don't practice? So here we go.
I bought this set, Tall Blooms from Reverse Confetti, several months ago and just never took the time to break into it. When I decided to try to play along with the Coloring Challenge, I took a spin through my unused sets to see if I had any that could be colored. This one jumped out at me right away.
I stamped the flower with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I die cut the flower and set it aside while I assembled the rest of my card. I began by xyroning a piece of Kraft cardstock and die cutting it with the Bold Borders: Arabesque die. I removed the backing and adhered that panel to a Kraft card base. Then, I sponged and splattered a panel of white cardstock with Aqua Mist ink. I die cut that panel with the Nesting Basics: Rectangles and Pierced Rectangles dies and set it aside.
Then, heat embossed a sentiment from the set onto a strip of vellum using white powder. I wrapped it around the splattered panel and adhered the edges to the back. Tip: when you're trying to fold vellum, warm it with your heat tool to reduce or even prevent cracking. The heat makes it more pliable.
I used foam tape to adhere that layer to the card base and then used additional foam tape to attach the flower (I just tucked it under the sentiment).
It felt good to stretch my skills and try something outside my comfort zone. Thank you so much for joining me today! I'll pop in the next time I have a project to share. Have a great week, everybody!
A Happy Hello Card