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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Stamp Something Stamptacular for Copic Creations

This is the front of my card - a labour of love for my Mummy who will be 80 next month.
Copic Creations' current theme is for "reflections" and they have some great tutorials.  I tried a (vast) number of design versions for this image, which is one of my favourite (and previously unused) digital images from Maureen Manning, before settling on this one .  It's called "Puddle Jumper". It is decoupaged and coloured with Copics of course and, being a digital image, it worked very well for the challenge at Stamp Something which is "Digi Day".
This is the base of my card.  Stamptacular wanted us to use two images in their "two is better than one" challenge.  They didn't specify that the images had to be different although, having looked at the tutorials on Copic Creations about reflections, I did distort this second print by squooshing the image flatter.  You can't see very well from the photo but there is a layer of acetate over this second super cute sprite and fabulous frog to represent a pond surface.   I made the water lilly myself following the lead of the Lotus  Flower demonstration on Sarita's blog -  Princess Cards. 
I am a huge fan of Sarita's and she shows how to make a similar flower on her blog here.  I scanned the underside of the flower and printed it onto my "reflected image" to add authenticity. You can just see the "reflection" in the corner of my "pond".   I used a similar flower-making technique to make my chrysanthemums on the front of the card.  These have pearl centres. More flowers from stash on the front and the base, a couple of K&Co fabric brads (which I wish I hadn't added but I had put them on before all the flowers and had already glued the layers together before I realised it might have looked better without them), a threaded ribbon and a little bow all add to the bling factor.  Papers are all DCWV. The sentiment is one of Julie's (I fibbed last post - this was the sentiment I stamped from Julie - the one in the last post is one of my own! Just goes to show that I probably have too much stuff if I can't even tell what's mine!)  Finally, although it will not be seen when the card is open, I added a pair of Cricut-cut "80"s and the words "Birthday Blessing".  This is raised on a little covered matchbox.  I needed to add the box so that my waterlilly wouldn't get flattened when the card is closed and the card has a spine at the back to accommodate the match box.
And here it is opened.  You can left-click on all of my images to see them more clearly.  I really enjoyed making this card even though I have been working on it for 10 days but my Mum is certainly worth it!

29 comments:

Angela said...

Lesley your card is so beautiful, I love th gorgeous colours and the detail of the soft reflected image is stunning. I'm sure your mum will love it, hope she enjoys her special day!
Angela x

CraftyC said...

Wow Lesley, totally gorgeous. Love the colours and all those beautiful flowers!!!!!!!!
Clairex

Lia said...

beautiful card lesley
hugs Lia

dolcreations said...

Wow...this is a work of art! I just love every last detail you have put into this card! I tell ya, your mom is going to treasure this beauty!

*Vicki* said...

I saw this in my reader and just HAD to comment!! WOW!! This creation is so amazing girl!! I LOVE it all!! :)

fi's cards and crafts said...

wow this is stunning..so much work..really beautiful!!

Fi
x

BTW...I have left something on my blog for you!!

Annette said...

What a fun image for such a sweet card! I love the subtle colours & papers. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Wowzers, Lesley, this is awesome! You really went all out on this but it's gorgeous. Your image is so cute and your reflection is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining our Copic Creations Challenge and Happy Birthday to your mom.

Shelly said...

Oh hello... what an adorable card! There's so much to look at, I love all the details! Not just a card but a work of art! Fabulous! Your mum will be so pleased! Shelly x

Faye said...

Wow Lesley, the detail in your fab card is amazing. Your Mum will ove it, I'm sure. It's made my eyes go googly, but it is just gorgeous. xxx

Julie said...

Wow Lesley - you have surpassed yourself!! I love the way you have 'reflected' the image - just fabulous!! So much attention to detail too and it looks as perfect here as it does in 'real life'!! Hugs, Juliexx

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

This is stunningly awesome.

I'm not surprised it took so long to make .. there is so much gorgeous detail.

Beautiful colour choices and flowers.

I am sure your Mum will love it!

My Mum is going to be 80 next month too .. .. 6th September. When we were kids she always used to say that us kids going back to school was the best birthday present she could ever have.

Take care.

Love Jules xx

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

This is stunningly awesome.

I'm not surprised it took so long to make .. there is so much gorgeous detail.

Beautiful colour choices and flowers.

I am sure your Mum will love it!

My Mum is going to be 80 next month too .. .. 6th September. When we were kids she always used to say that us kids going back to school was the best birthday present she could ever have.

Take care.

Love Jules xx

Val said...

Lesley

This is just amazing. There is so much work involved. I am sure your Mum will be over the moon.

If you pop over to my blog you will find something there for you display on your blog!

Hugs
Valxx

Val said...

I just had to come back and say I am speechless - it is breathtakingly beautiful.

Love
Valxx

darling Ho said...

Wow!!
How a funny image!
You did a wonderful card!!
I love the colors you used, so relaxed, and the images are fabulous.

~darling Ho~

little angel said...

whaou!! it's just amazing! your card is so cute! good job with the reflexion...

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Lesley this is stunning, wonderful work with the image all the fab details.
luv
Debby

Carrie said...

Hi Hunni...I just want to say how amazing this card is...simply stunning xx

lalkygirl said...

stunning creation lesley,love the image and your embellies are perfect as always
tracey x

Carolyn said...

Lesley this is just stunning. I love all the detail, and the colors. Your images are perfect, perfect for our Two's Better Than One Challenge. Thanks for sharing such a fabulous card with us.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

scrappyjan said...

OH MY GOSH girl!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS SO STUNNING!!! I love how you have done the reflection!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!! All of the setails are just out of this world!!!

hugs, Janiel

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

WOW! You've taken reflections to an entirely new level! This is stunningly gorgeous!!! I love every little detail and the adorable Mo image! Thanks for joining us at copic creations!!

Cheryl said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Katie Cotton said...

holy cow! What a super neat idea! And the card is just stunning! Thanks so much for playing along in the copic creations challenge with us!

Katie Cotton said...

holy cow! What a super neat idea! And the card is just stunning! Thanks so much for playing along in the copic creations challenge with us!

Lilian said...

Your card is truly a labor of love and it's perfect for your mum's birthday! Gorgeous coloring and I really love your details! The flowers are stunning! Thanks for joining Copic Creations challenge!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautifully done & very clever--love all the pretty accents and the way you achieved your reflection. Thanks so much for joining in with us on the challenge!

hugz,
Suzanne

A Cards Delight said...

Lesly, I have been looking at your cards and they are beautiful! I really like this one and your mom is going to love it more! Gorgeous!