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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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Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, my sweet Pam!!! Wow, I love your beautiful poppy card!!! I really do wish I had a Silhouette, I love what I see it does!!! And this is just further proof!!!

Gotta try that subtle glitter techiques; you're right, Stickles can often be just a bit too overwhelming! And thanks for the google suggestion for ideas -- like that idea!

Great project and tfs!!!

Unknown said...

Love your card Pam!! I am so torn about cricut vs. silhouette right now!!!

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.

papillon digital design said...

Thank you so much for your encouraging and sweet comments. And Lori go for it! It's so worth it and makes it so easy.

dane said...

très belle cette carte tu réalise vraiment de jolies choses c' est sympa a bientôt biz

Gramjak said...

Lovely Poppy card, Pam -- love the googling idea!!

Michelle said...

This is beautiful Pam - poppies are one of my favourite flowers.

"kind encouraging and inspiring words"

I appreciate your comments so much. They are treasured and such an inspiration. Thanks for leaving them.