My creative process:
- The first thing was completing the Copic coloring (see above).
- Next was deciding on the cardstock and designer paper. The cardstocks that I decided on was Fun Stampers Journey (FSJ) 12” x 12” FSJ’s Black Licorice, 8½” x 11” Summer Days, Kiwi Slice, and Candy Apple. My designer paper was from Gina K. Designs Poppy Prints.
- With the above cardstock, I trimmed the Black Licorice down to 6” x 12” for a 6” card base. The Kiwi Slice and Candy Apple cardstocks were layered under the Poppy Prints designer paper.
- The main image was trimmed with Spellbinder’s A2 Curved Matting Basics A #5 die and layered with the Candy Apple and Black Licorice cardstocks.
- After I had the base and Ladybug Sprite taken care of I started die cutting all the embellishments. Spellbinder’s Draping Vines Frame was cut in the FSJ’s Kiwi Slice cardstock. That was the perfect size for my 6” x 6” finished card. That die also comes with the tiny flowers that I cut with FSJ’s Summer Days cardstock. There are the cutest tiny humming birds, along with the tiny flowers, but those will be for something else. The “hello” is from Spellbinder’s D-Lites Sentiments Five die and cut from more of the Black Licorice cardstock. This die has curly ques at the beginning and ending of the word “hello.” I trimmed off the end curly que so it would fit.
- Before I finished with the embellishments I sponged the edges of the flowers with FSJ’s Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink. This added a little “oomph” that the flowers needed so they would not get lost on the front of the card. My final touch was the tiny flat-backed red pearls, from my stash, in the center of each flower.