January 18, 2012

Bohemian Flower

Dear Reader,

For a college friend of mine I wanted to make a card with a gypsy or bohemian feel for her birthday.  I was also taken with coloring and playing around with Hero Arts' Stencil Flower (CG194).  I love this stamp and I keep on buying flowers similar to it so I can do paper piecing + coloring with them like I did for this card.  

I usually cut up the flower into two parts for added interest and dimension. The top part of the flower I chose a more muted part of the paper and then I stamped over this section with the Old Letter (CG197) stamp using a mix of inks for variegated coloration.  I edged the entire flower with marker to make it really pop and colored in parts with my Copic markers.  The top layer of the card is then attached to the bottom using dimensional adhesive.  The leaves are actually digital images of felt feathers from Kitschy Digitals (all of her designs can be found at http://www.jessicasprague.com/) that I printed out and cut out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy creating,

{bohemian birthday card}
stamps: stencil flower (CG194), old letter (CG197), Hero Arts; fillable frames #9, Papertrey Ink
ink: tuxedo black, Momento by Tsukineko; lemon drops, chicken feed and chili powder, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger
patterned paper: purple from Green at Heart, Basic Grey; yellow paper, Glitz Design (I believe)
markers: Copic; soft black, Memory Markers by American Crafts
die: tiny tags, Papertrey Ink
punch: Martha Stewart
leaves: pretty felt feathers, Kitschy Digitals
other: ribbon from stash; embroidery floss, DMC; dimensional foam tape; crop-a-dile corner chomper, We R Memory Keepers; cuttlebug, Provo Craft

1 comment :

Cardcrafter said...

OMG--This stencil flower is one of my favorite stamps, and you have made it look gorgeous! It must be your coloring! I love the look of this, and I am very jealous of your college friend who is getting this card!


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