Since it's a die cut/punch challenge, I decided to make use of my stitched rectangle dies from Lil' Inker. The Simon Says Stamp! hello sentiment is a die cut and so is the flag it is mounted on.
I think I had almost every V and BV Copic I owned out as I colored these flowers because I wanted to use a variety of colors in the same color family in the bouquet. The thing I discovered as I played was adding some V to the BV colored flowers gave them some interest and dimension that using 3 adjacent colors didn't. The same thing happened when I added BV to the flowers colored mainly with V markers! I used a B39 in the interior of the bouquet which gave a different kind of depth than just dark greens! My point in all of this is don't be afraid to experiment outside of the traditional color combinations!
I decided this image was a perfect one for trying something I have been thinking about for a while - a different kind of out of the box technique. The image is printed so it's large enough to cover the card front. (Gotta love digital images for this!!) The largest Lil' Inker rectangle die covers the whole card front. I trimmed the outer edges a bit so the deep purple paper underneath was still visible. Then I took another die and cut the center. This created a "frame" for my with the colored image, which is popped off of the card front. I had to trim the inset panel before I mounted it on white and adhered it to the purple card back.
The hello & flag sit on top of the outer frame and is also mounted on foam, so the card had many layers and lots of dimension. My photography skills and camera aren't really able to do justice in showing the card's dimension.
I love the way the card turned out - and how "front and center" the technique uses the Stitchy Bear image. I hope you will share your talents with us at Creative Knockouts for Challenge #83.
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