Power Poppy, Tosha challenges us to stretch ourselves - i.e. to make a tall card using a new product/technique. Well my DD gave me five (Yes, FIVE - lucky me!) Power Poppy stamp sets for Christmas so this is the first time I have used this gorgeous image from the Orchids Rock set. For my tall card base, I decided to make a zig zag card (also a first for this technique) so I cut a diagonal piece from an A4 sheet of pear pizzazz cardstock, scored and folded at even intervals and punched the top edge with an EK scroll punch. Then I covered one side and the middle third of the other side with paper from an old Clover 12 x 12 paper pack called Cherished Days. I die cut peach cardstock with a butterfly die, sponged orange ink around the edges, coloured the antennae and added black pearls for the tallest part of the card. Then I die cut yellow cardstock with Spellbinders Blooms One dies, added a dark green flourish and a couple of pale green pieces punched with Martha Stewart's branch punch for the middle part. Finally I stamped the image with memento ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics and die cut it with a Spellbinders Labels Seventeen. After sponging the edges with some yellow ink, I layered that onto peach cardstock and added the sentiment (from Power Poppy's Go Wild set) with a couple more of the punched branches. Thanks for the fun challenge, Tosha - I enjoyed this one and it will be a very different birthday card for my friend, Midge.
Copic Colours used were: YG11, YG13, YG17, Y11, YR12, YR20.
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