Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Creative Confetti: "Pop" goes the flower!

I am happy to be hosting at Creative Confetti this week and I have a challenging one for you. 
It is called "Pop" Goes the flower! 
Hello all! I bet you are wondering what this title means. "Pop" goes the flower? I have learned that if you want your image to stand out, you need shading to push it out front.  In this case, I have actually made my entire background dark to get that effect. I have colored the background of my card with a Copic marker.  

HOW TO PLAY: Stamp your image for your project, color it up and then color the background too.  Make sure that it is a dark color and that will make your image "pop".  If you are hesitant to color the background, you can just start with dark card stock, or you can cut out your image and adhere it to a dark card base.  Whatever you decide, just go for it. It will be fun. Remember that everyone has a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy shop.
On to my creation!

I will be honest with you, I made this card and when it turned out OK, I wrote this post.  Sorry that I have no in-process pictures.  I promise that next time I will do better. I do have a surprise later, so stay tuned. For this card, I used the stamp set called Abundant Petals by Power Poppy.  After stamping it with Versamark and a champagne embossing power, I colored it with Copic markers. The flower is YR68, YR21, Y17, and Y38,  the leaves, YG03, YG17, YG21, and YG67. My background is B24.

Here is the surprise that I mentioned before. 
I am adding this card that I made after taking Amy Schulke's class. It is another example of that dark background that makes everything "Pop".

This card uses the stamp from Power Poppy called Take a Deep Breath. This background has Distress ink in Chipped Sapphire and Mermaid Lagoon sponged on using the masking technique. 

Now it is your turn!  Roll up our sleeves and start coloring up those images.  I can't wait to see what you do. Remember you can win a $25 gift code if you enter. 

Until next time!

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 


  1. Your cards are so gorgeous! I like the "pop" idea too!

  2. Really beautiful cards, and great challenge. I have never colored in a whole background with Copics, but I have seen it done and I always think the card comes out stunning. I love your shading and pretty colors for the flowers, and your "bonus"card has an amazing design. LOVE everything about it. It's all just simply FABULOUS!!!!

  3. These are truly eye popping indeed! So you achieved your goal! I love coming by your blog and reading your words, because as I am reading I can hear your voice plain as day and it makes me smile. You my dear have far too much talent and you have got to start sharing...after all I am your sister! :)

  4. Love your cards. Those pretty orange flowers really pop against the blue background. Your second card is lovely too. Great job making those images pop. Thanks for sharing these beauties.

  5. Oh my these are gorgeous. Love the new class you took. It is going to be awhile before I get around to doing something fun....like sleep.

  6. These are AHmazing! Both creations are magnificent! You are a true artist! YOWZA!!!