Good morning, wonderful friends! It's hard to believe September is half over ready - wow! Well, today is the day to reveal the newest Instant Garden digital release, and it's a sweet black-eyed Susan with three sentiments. I did something totally different from what I've done so far with the digital images - I fussy cut the image - oh my! Yes, I printed it out to fit the size I wanted for my layout (one of the benefits of a digital image), colored it, and fussy cut it! Oh, how I loved doing that! And this pretty black-eyed Susan is easier to cut out than I thought it would be. I CASE'd one of the beautiful birthday cards I received (thank you, Tracy)! I embossed the teal designer paper and sanded it to show the raised portion. Next I printed one of the sentiments from Cuppa Buttercups and then used the notebook edge die, rounded the edges of the "notebook" and popped it over the embossing. I used my Empressor tool to add some shape to the petals and leaves, added something dimensionals, and popped it in place. And I even added some Wink of Stella to the petals and sequins! Wow, I think I am really getting wild, eh? But I think they work with the card.
NOW, there is some big news over at the Power Poppy blog about a big SALE and a Coloring Contest. And there are two free Coloring Pages from the first Mini Challenge. You can find all the details on my blog and (of course) on the Power Poppy blog. But this is the weekend to save some money on some of the beautiful digital sets.
As always, thanks for taking a closer look, and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend! Big hugs, sweet friends!
Stamps: Black-Eyed Susan and Cuppa Buttercups (Power Poppy)
Paper: Solar White 80# and 110# (Neenah), Genteel/Fancy-Free Collection (Fancy Pants Designs)
Paper Size: A-2
Accessories: Copic markers, Notebook Edge die (MFT) Pierced Rectangles dies (ODBD), Charles ef (Cricut/Cuttlebug), sequins (Verve), Empressor tool, corner rounder punch (EKSuccess), Wink of Stella, Diamond Glaze, Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), white tape
Registered: August 10, 2006 Location: Sunny Florida Posts: 22375
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 8:45 AM
Oh, Cheryl, what beautiful Black-Eyed Susan flowers! Your coloring of the image is superb, and your fussy cutting is fantastic. The image looks like you used a die! The Wink of Stella is a wonderful addition on the gorgeous petals. The embossed and sanded background piece is gorgeous!! Outstanding creation as usual!! You have a blessed rest of the week and weekend too!! Hugs!
Registered: October 20, 2004 Location: Somewhere in the middle Posts: 29144
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 1:49 PM
Oh my this is absolutely gorgeous Cheryl!! I love how you've added the flowers to the notebook background and the texture with your embossing adds to the wonderful details in this!! ;) Sending hugs your way!
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Registered: July 25, 2004 Location: Hog Wallow, KY Posts: 37868
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 2:57 PM
Wow, wow, and wow! I love it. I have that folder and have never used it. I love the aqua background against the yellow sun flower. I like the notebook paper. What a striking fall card. I'm with you, I can't believe it's fall, where did summer go?
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 56708
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 7:29 PM
You did it again....made that black-eyed susan come to life. Your coloring is spectacular. Amazed at your fussy cutting too! The bg paper looks great with the shades of yellow. Need to make some cards with my new digis...thanks to your enabling. Thanks for the hug I will be getting from you through Gail:))). Tfs
Registered: March 11, 2013 Location: Ingleside, IL Posts: 2457
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 @ 7:33 PM
Ooooohhhhhhhhhhh Cheryl!!! Love this and especially love the fussy cut black eyed susans! Your design concept here is fun, the complimentary colors beautiful. I love how you sanded your bg for additional visual interest. I still can't believe you fussy cut this image, it looks like you used a die since your border is so even.
Thanks for the tip about the sale! Going shopping!