Monday, May 10, 2010

Flip Flop sunshine . . . technique challenge



I haven't done a technique challenge on SCS for a while, this card looked interesting. I've seen flip flop cards before but never tried one. The cuts are tricky, for me, because they are interior cuts . . . I'm interior-cut-challenged.

I am enjoying this big, bold sunflower from Mark's Finest Paper and this time I was brave and tried out my copics again. I don't think it came out too bad! I also am entering this into the Mark's Finest Paper blog challenge, to use corner punches. Pretty easy to incorporate into a card!

The first photo shows the front, the photo below shows the back. Don't you love that little flourish? I can see using it so many ways.



I know there are folks out there who keep careful track of their copics and show a dandy photo of all the numbers they used . . . I don't. I grab whatever and scribble a little spot on scrap paper to see if I like the shade and then color away. Then toss it back in the holder. So I used a variety of oranges, yellows and light browns. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers
Paper: Random scraps from my paper pile
Ink: Marigold morning, black, tangerine
Other: copics, corner ticket punch, summer sunrise ribbon, sponge

13 comments:

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

that is just gorgeous, PS! Love that sunny yellow!

Claudine Poch said...

This is amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends challenge.

Traci M said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't keep track of copics used, it must be a left brain creative thing. This is so full of color and creativity. I saw that cut technique and was really intrigued by the design...it looks great with the sentiment on the back. Beautiful work!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You used my ABSOLUTE favorite mixture of dots and stripes - and throw in some checks and THIS CARD is fabulous! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Terri said...

I think it came out great! I am going to have to try making one of these cards now too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Just beautiful! I love sunflowers and your card is so pretty. Love the fold to it.

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Linda W said...

Fabulous card, Peggysue. Love your coloring and your method. You're a true artist!

Liz Williams said...

What a beautiful flip, flop card! Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends and how happy Speedy is you used the sunflower!

maryr917 said...

this is such a prety card-love the flip flop technique and your coloring of the sunflower is really pretty

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh my gosh, PS...you have outdone yourself! The coloring is gorgeous...and the cuts do look so intricate! I have such a hard time with different shaped cards, etc...

Karen Lynn said...

Very beautiful! I love sunflowers too! I forgot about those

Dell said...

That is a beautiful sunflower! What a fabulous card you made. Good luck with the entry.