Hello everyone!  Betsy here today with another card made with one of the sets from the Summerlicious Release – You Fill My Day.  To me, this is a perfect summer card!  Let me show you how I made it!  As I normally do, I first sized my floral image in the computer and the sentiment.  I didn’t want to to print this out attached to each other so I set the sentiment off to the side enough to either fussy cut or die cut.  I printed the image out onto Neenah Ivory card stock.

I trimmed away the sentiment part and set it aside while I did my coloring.  Of course, this image looks like a sunflower and it being summer, I chose to Copic color my image in yellows and a bit of red.

I colored the centers first using browns and yellow/golds.  I did this first so I would have something to gauge the rest of the coloring.

I started with my palest yellow first and then slowly worked toward the center of the flower.

I kept coloring around and around the design.  The back petals I mostly colored as one unit, the front ones I varied the colors more.  I used the E08 for my darkest tone.  I kept the veins in the front petals just a light pale color.

When everything was colored, I fussy cut the image and used a black marker around the cut edges and the bits in-between the petals.  Copic colors used: E57, E59, E79, E08, Y21,Y28, YG91, YG95, Y11, Y15, Y17, Y38, R05 and 100.  I made a base from yellow card stock, added a layer of red and on top of that added my black patterned paper…all 1/8″ smaller than each other.  I fussy cut my sentiment and went over it with one of my yellow Copic.  I positioned my flower in the upper left corner, adhered it flat to the card and trimmed off the excess.  For embellishment I used a gold glitter gel pen.  I put it in the center of the flower, I dotted the yellow ring in the flower center and I went up part way on the veins in the petals.

 And that finished my card!  It’s so bright and cheerful!

The Summerlicious Release is so gorgeous!  So many great sets to choose from!  And it’s available as a bundle!  Great way to save!

Thanks for being here today!  Til next time…