greeting cards

Mother’s Day flowers

CR00470 square

My go-to provider of floral digi stamps is Power Poppy, who make the most gorgeous floral arrangements, but every now and again it’s nice to colour something simpler that I can add a few tweaks to.

Unfortunately, I discovered Wee Stamps just after she (hopefully temporarily) closed her digi stamp store, so I have to content myself with colouring her freebies for now.

This was the last piece of colouring I did for the recent 30-day colouring challenge and, in honour of Kathy Racoosin who runs it, I added some of her signature touches to the Copic colouring: “eyelashes” (or what I think of as blanket stitching) and white dots. Little additions like these can really make a difference to a simple image.

Rather than leave it languishing in my “coloured images” stash, I decided to turn it into a Mother’s Day card for my other half’s mum. I very carefully lined up two rectangular dies to cut it out with a border and then mounted it on a card base, popping the centre panel up on a piece of fun foam.

I originally thought I would heat emboss a sentiment on some vellum and mount that over the top, but I had a change of heart and decided to hand stamp (!) it instead (I can’t remember the last time I didn’t use a stamping platform for a sentiment).

I did contemplate adding some embellishments but I think the flowers work nicely on their own.

CR00470 detail

Copic markers:

large flowers – BV01, BV34, BV04
small flowers – Y38, YR68, YR18
loose petals – Y15, Y38
leaves – YG03, YG25, YG17
outline – B0000, B000


  • stamps:
    Clearly Besotted – fresh flowers (sentiment)
  • digital stamps:
    Wee Stamps – flowers (freebie)
  • dies:
    Create A Smile – double stitched rectangles
  • inks:
    Versafine – smokey gray
  • pens:
    Sharpie extra fine paint pen – white
    Copic multiliner 0.1 black
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer
  • miscellaneous:
    fun foam

CR00470 display

This image was coloured on 12th and 13th February 2018; days 29 and 30 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge

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