August 3, 2012

August Poppy

Hi
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
Pam

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9 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

Pam, saw this on your blog already and commented. Had to comment here too how much I love this card and the subtle glitter technique suggestion!!! Oh, and google search idea too... lol!!!

Hugs!

Steve Paul said...

It is good to use a software for making Plastic Cards it will definitely increase its attraction.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Pam. Love the Poppy. Thanks for the tip about searching. I sometimes search ideas when I am stuck and it does help to get the imagination flowing.

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Pam, love the poppy. I sometimes search the internet or my magazines for ideas when I am stuck and it does help get the imagination flowing. :)

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Such a stunning card - wow beautiful poppy. TFS

Lori Apgar said...

Gorgeous card Pam!!! You make the cameo look so tempting!!!

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.

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.

Adele said...

Oh Pam this is such a lovely card, TFS
Huge hugs
Adele