Bloomdala Card

When I shared my DT card for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge yesterday I mentioned that I’d originally planned to use a different background for it. This is that different background. Perhaps you can see why I didn’t want to cover it up! I decided to turn it into its own card and really let the image be the focal point.

I started by printing the Bloomdala Bliss digi from STAMPlorations onto some  Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock. I then used my  Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour it. I chose greens for the leafier looking segments, going with quite a bright shade. I then used reds for the more floral elements. I bought in yellow for the centre stems of the leaves. I started expanding out to the other elements adding the colours here and there where I thought they would look good. I bought in a little muted orange, some cream, and as a final colour a touch of very light blue green to add some brightness to the few areas I decided to leave as white.

Having completed my colouring I trimmed the panel down and mounted it on a piece of black card that was just slightly larger. I then popped up the image on a bright orange card base. I wanted to add some kind of sentiment but as mentioned before I didn’t want to cover up any of my colouring. Whilst I was trying to find something to use I came across a clear sticker sampler pack which I had received when I last ordered from STAMPlorations, and I picked one of those to add to the image, placing it in the negative space beside the Bloomdala.

I had so much fun colouring this image and I absolutely love the end result. It is so pretty and I’m really pleased with it. I actually think I may end up keeping this on display somewhere rather than sending it to anyone!


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

Allsorts Challenge – Feminine

Cards Und More Challenge – Color Palette

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Papercraft Challenge – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations Bloomdala Bliss Coloring Party

STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge – Anything Goes with STAMPlorations

STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge – Anything Stamping

9 thoughts on “Bloomdala Card

  1. Hi Charlotte, a stunning card, no wonder you did not want to cover up your hard work, love the bright colours you have chosen for the flowers and leaves on the Mandala. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw… Megan DT LPoCF

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  2. Stunning card! I love your color combos and very nice shading. Bonus, because I spy CIRCLES! Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Business Challenges!

    We hope you come back and Join in on the fun again with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

    Jill – Design Team member at Papercraft Business

    Visit my blog – Killeen House Studio


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