neon flowers

Kit-SoufflePensOnBlackOkay, these aren’t really neon flowers, but that’s what they remind me of.  This card was inspired entirely by Kathy at The Daily Marker, and her 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  She made this gorgeous feather card on Day 9, where she heat-embossed in white, on “black chalk” paper.  I just used plain ol’ black cardstock for mine, but it worked just fine.  Then, like Kathy, I colored in the image with Sakura Souffle gel pens.  These pens are very opaque, and so much fun to use on dark cardstock!  And coloring between the lines is a breeze when you heat-emboss your image, because the slightly raised design keeps your ink from spreading.

The flower image looks like it might be from a retired stamp set (from Stampendous, called “Flower Chat”), but this technique would work with all sorts of images.  I die-cut the image with a pierced rectangle die, layered it with two more rectangles in coordinating colors, and mounted it all on a black card base.  The image rectangle is popped up with foam adhesive.  I also heat-embossed and colored the butterfly, then fussy-cut it and applied with Glue Dots, so it could float over the edge of the black rectangle.

The sentiment was heat embossed, and I just drew the lines around the edges with a white gel pen and a ruler.  This card was so much fun, and so easy!  I actually colored a whole bunch of stamped images on black cardstock.  🙂KitEndSig2

Well, I’ve got to run… another card is already in the works.  I’m making the most of my weekend!  I hope y’all are having as much fun as me!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


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4 thoughts on “neon flowers

  1. You rocked those Soufflre gel pens. Love the layers and flowers you used. This card is terrific.Thank you for being part of The Daily Marker/ 30 Day Coloring Challenge 🙂

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