5 July 2017

Fresh Cut Sunflower

Hello there, today I have a card to share using the beautiful Fresh Cut Sunflower (outlines) stamp set from The Ton. I kept debating on what medium to colour it with, I went with Copic Markers I the end and created a whole coloured panel.

I started off by stamping the sunflower on to a panel of white cardstock, which was cut using the ME femme frame rectangle die. The sunflower pieces are separate, so I masked off as I went to create the image I was after. I then took the sentiment from the Graceful Rose set and stamped this beside the sunflower.
I first coloured the sunflower stem and head with Copics and then coloured the background. I used various shades of blues for the background, making the colour slightly darker towards the sunflower itself. Once the background was coloured I went in with the colourless blender and added dots to it. I think this gives a nice texture and adds some interest. The panel was then simply adhered to a white A2 card base with foam tape.

I snapped a photo on my phone while I was working on the background and since it doesn't show up well on my brighter photographs, I thought I would show you this one too. It shows the effect on the background much better.

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the letters below the product to shop at your favourite store - Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Hero Arts (HA), Seven Hills Crafts (SHC) Amazon (AZ) etc. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
COPIC MARKERS: Sunflower head - YR15, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, Y00, E49, E79, E77, E74, E71. Stem & leaf - G28, G24, G21. Background - B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000, 0.
Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you are having a great week so far. I'm off to refill my blue Copic Markers now ;)


  1. Gorgeous card Michelle, love your background so effective :)
    Hugs xxx

  2. Oh they are lovely stamps and it works so well standing out as one image. I LOVE the background and the added colourless blender dots really do give it a lot more texture. They do such gorgeous florals, The Ton. xx

  3. Very nice coloring! I love the soft background!

  4. Your background is stunning. I'm going to have to try your technique. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Love sunflowers and I was wondering which Copic markers you used when you colored it? BTW, I love your work, it is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for your kind comment :) The colours that I used are listed on the blog post, underneath where the supplies are :)

  6. Fabulous card Michelle. Great design x

  7. Amazing....what a gorgeous sunflower!


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