Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Technique Tuesdays: Rainbow flowers and a Valentine Freebie.

Yes I know it is Wednesday.  Well what can I say...hmmm...I know I'll blame it on my 2 year old.  Sounds good to me!  Let's leave it at that and get on with the tut.

Actually you get two tuts today!  Yeah!  Games from the Paperthreads forum posted an image of a Pop up box she did using Whimsie Doodles Tut.  Click here to see it.  Also click here to see a you tube video with Dawn demonstrating the same technique.  I just new when I saw this I had to try it.  It's a great way to showcase those stamped/colored images.  I love how it fold flat for mailing too!

While I was embellishing my occurred to me that I didn't have any flowers to decorate it with that matched.  I hate to admit this...I am a totally  a matchy type of girl.  I don't how how to do contrast without it looking totally bizarre.  So a lightbulb went on..if I could color ribbon with markers surely I could color flowers too.  So if you are a matchy type of person like me read on....


As you will see later I used brown, pink and orange in my Pop-up card.  So I wanted flowes with those colors in them.  These are ultra cheap fabric flowers..they are frayed around the edges and what not.  But with some Copics or any alcohol based markers these plain ol' flowers turn into a shabby chic MATCHY treasure! 

Not a very good photo because these aren't as splotchy in real life but you get the idea.  I put bands of colors on the white flowers using my copics.  I tried not to get to symmetrical with my rings because in nature flowers are far from perfect.  If you don't like my "rainbows" can easily just color them a solid color.  Okay so now you can see what I used these flowers on...

Now I'm kinda thinking these rainbow flowers look like turkey feathers.  Maybe I should have just stuck with solid pink!  Oh well it's done and I'm going to leave it be!  I do have a recipient in mind for this little cutie but her birthday isn't until the 20th.  Imagine that I'm early!  I had ulterior motives for making this card now though.  See the sentiment it is a freebie digital stamp by Paper Trey Ink designer Dawn McVey.  They are hosting a birthday bash on PTI and if I make something with this great stamp I get entered to win some free stamps so wish me luck!  I hate that you can't tell in the photo very well but each of the dots in the sentiment is covered in stickles and so are the hearts. If you click on the photo to enlarge you may be able to see it.  The cutie on the cupcake image is a wonderful freebie digital stamp by Digital Doodling. Isn't she adorable!

I showed my son the pop up card and he loved it.  He has a mind like an engineer so this was right up his alley.  So I had to make him one too.  

The adorable image on the card is from Dustin Pike.  It's a freebie too!   I loved coloring this little guy and I couldn't resist coloring the toe nails.  The sentiment is a stamp I designed myself...more about that later.   I figured my son would get a kick out of these glittery lips.  They are available in my digital cutter file entitled wedding charms.
Click preview below to purchase.

I was going to use the hearts but at 6 he's still giggly and I can imagine him busting out laughing at those lips!  I am really enjoying coloring with my Copics.  I still have much to learn but it's FUN!  I hope to have some digital stamps available in the store soon.  Any request please e-mail me at

I have put a few file previously only available through membership.  So go check them out here.  Please hit the next button to see the Valentine set.

Okay now the perks of getting to the bottom of the post.  To thank you for visiting my blog  and sharing the technique with you I am giving you the digital stamp sentiment I featured on the elephant Valentine.  You get one with a heart but also a blank one to fill in with whatever embellishment you'd like.  I ask that you please do not share this file but rather send them here to download it instead.   This will be available for 24 hours so get it NOW if you want it. Click here or on the preview to download. 

Okay it's supper time and I need to get some grub for the kiddos!  I hope you'll join me back her on Friday for a Frugal Friday $1.00 file special!



Sue aka barracudasue said...

Love the technique, Shelly but I almost busted a gut when you said they looked like turkey feathers! ROFLOL Your card is WONDERFUL!

Thank you so much for the freebie! You rock!

Tamara Putvin said...

Love the technique and thank you so much for the freebie..

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS!!!! What a great job, and thank you so mcuh for sharing :)

Tamara W.

Wendy M said...

Love the card you have created using Cup Cake Tilly - it's really pretty... Thank you for sharing, Hugs, Wendy xx

Caroline said...

great technique, I have recoloured ribbons and that worked well, so off to try flowers now! Thank you for the freebie, just gorgeous!

the PaperTemptress said...

Your coloring is awesome, I am jealous!

the PaperTemptress

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