Sunday, March 8, 2009

Leafy Birthday

This is a project for a male birthday--I was to make a 3 x 3 card top and birthday card using Always Artichoke, Black and a splash of other color. I decided to add Marigold Morning to the mix.

I started with an Always Artichoke card base, layering it with the black, Marigold and Stampin' Up's Artichoke designer papers. I used Stampin' Up's retired Autumn for my images. I stamped the long leaf with Memento Tuxedo Black onto PaperTrey Ink's Vintage Cream that I had die cut with Nestabilities Long Rectangles. I colored it with my Copic markers and then stamped a different leaf from the set, colored and cut it out, and mounted it with dimensional tape to the image panel. I layered the panel onto a black layer, then used my SU Photo Corner punch to create the two Marigold photo corners.

The 3 X 3 card top was done in the same manner, using the same supplies. The Copic colors that I used were BG93, YG11, YG03, YR21, Y17, C1, and 0 Blender pen.
Hope your week has a great start! Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

Very lovely, Deb!

Janine said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your leaves are STUNNING!! What gorgeous cards!! WOW!!

Kathie said...

Your leaves are FABULOUS, how did you get them colored like that!! I will say again and again when it comes to copics you are the BEST!! And the marigold paper is such a wonderful accent color here! TFS

Mike K said...

A nice artist touch!!

Norine said...

wow so nice love your coloring
Hugs
Norine

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love these, Deb!!! I LOVE those leaves with all the veins -- beautiful cards!

Joan Fricker said...

Deb, these are stunning! I love the colors you chose. I thought they were real leaves when I first looked at them. Your coloring is fantastic! I hope some day you can teach me how you do it! Great job!

Joan

Leslie Miller said...

Deb, this really is beautiful and just perfect for masculine cards. I love your choice of Marigold for your splash of color. I swear, I really thought those were purchased leaf elements. You did an amazing job!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, those leaves are just beautiful! They sure made some nice looking cards.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

These are fantastic Deb and your coloring is amazing! GORGEOUS!!

Kelly Lunceford said...

These are gorgeous! You are seriously making me regret getting rid of this set...at least I think I did! LOL! These are breathtaking!

Jerri Kay said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Deb, I love this set and what you did with it. I didn't get your feed for these cards, so strange, it's been acting up on me for the past few weeks.