Where flowers bloom . . .

so does hope!


Hello!   Hope you brought your sunglasses along today ~  it’s a bright one . . . although not quite as bright IRL!    This is another gorgeous flower from the amazing floral collection at I Brake For Stamps, called Poppy.   If you’re interested in any stamps from IBFS, be sure to use coupon code “SAVE10MARY” for a 10% discount off your order! 

I’ve tried to keep the card somewhat uncluttered, to focus mainly on the image and sentiment.  



The poppy was colored with Copics, cut out and attached with dimensionals … is there any other way???   🙂    The papers are from Bo Bunny ~ poppy dot and gypsy curry.   I used both the Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Mega Ovals  and Large Mega Scalloped Ovals  . . . I really love the long, thin design of these dies.   The ribbon is from my stash and was originally coral and white – I used a Copic marker to make it more orange-colored to match the cardstock.    And, the sentiment is from PTI.



Thanks for stopping by today and for your always wonderful comments that truly make my day!


Copics Used:   R05, 08, 35, 46;  YR02, 12, 18;  YG41, 45, 67;  BG11, 34;  W1, 3;  T1, 3, 5



  1. What a bright and gorgeous card…:) That flower is stunning.

  2. Wow Mary – how cheerful!

  3. Absolutely superb!!! Love the flaming colours and minimalistic layout, absolutely perfect!

  4. Now with RED being my fave color, I can truly say that I LOVE this card!!!

  5. I love poppies and this card is fabulous. I am a huge admirer of your coloring style, and I have started trying to add shadowed outlines to my colored images. You can see my first effort HERE, where I gave you credit as inspiration!

    I was wondering if you would answer a technique question. Do you use colored pencils in addition to Copic markers? It looks to me like most of your images have a light colored penciled background. I guess you would add pencil AFTER you were done with the markers?

    Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

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