Sun Burst.

Over my morning coffee I perused the pages of the latest Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge, which is a visit to Manor, a home decor store.

When I came upon the pillow below I kept looking at the colours and decided I would pick the lighter greens and the orange that you see in the top right of the pillow to work with today.

And I thought the perfect stamp to use for this would be Gina K Designs Elegant Asters. I wanted to have a bright flower, and the Aster allows for this.

I stamped the flower and 3 leaves on white cardstock using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black ink and proceeded to colour using my Copic Markers.

Starting with the flower I went from light to dark, then back down from dark to light for each petal. As an example, I started with Y13, Y17, YR04 and YR18, then back to YR04, Y17, and Y13. I did not colour the whole petal until I got to the Y13 the second time. This blends the colour out.

For the leaves I did the colouring the same way, starting with the Y13, then the YG03 and last the YG17 and going back down and ending again with the Y13.

Once the Copic colouring was done I die cut the pieces. I then stencilled my card base using my new stencil from A Colorful Life called Flower Explosion. I love this stencil, and can see many uses, such as today using it to carry on with the leaf colours.

I always use my Stay-tion when I stencil. It is so much easier to use the magnets then tape, and I don’t have the wasted tape any longer. For the stencil colour I picked Wendy Vecchi’s Make Art Prickly Pear and blended using my Life Changing Brushes.

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Once finished, I styled the flower and leaves. The flower is attached with a foam square and the leaves are attached using Nuvo Adhesive.

To finish my card I added a few gems in yellow to add a bit of sparkle.

I did not add a sentiment to this card as I am not sure what I will use it for as of yet, and I may just stamp a sentiment on the inside.

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