I decided to stick with what I enjoy and like seeing and that is emboss resist, ink blending and Copic coloring. I used a lot of masking in this card and also a fun technique where you stamp onto a whole panel then cut away the vertical strips top and bottom of the image. This probably has a name but I don't know what it is :)
To make my card, I first cut some masks for the gorgeous Delicate Pretty Poppies set, which is my favorite non-Birdie Brown MFT set. I then stamped the images onto a panel of X-Press It cardstock, masking as I went. The images were then colored with Copics and I very carefully cut away a panel at the top and bottom of the colored images, using my craft knife. When I got to where the flowers were, I fussy cut around them with my scissors. Finally, I stamped a birthday sentiment in the bottom left corner and die-cut the panel with Blueprints 25 The centers of the poppies were colored with clear Wink of Stella for some subtle shimmer.
On the card base, I masked off a strip and white embossed the Sheet Music Background stamp. I then blended several Distress Inks over the panel in an ombre fashion with the darkest (Carved Pumpkin) at the bottom and the lightest (Squeezed Lemonade) at the top. The top panel was then adhered to the card base using foam tape and I placed some clear sequins around the floral image.
Thanks for visiting. This card took an inordinate amount of time to make but I'm really happy with the result and regardless whether I get a shout out or not, it's time well spent.
I'm also linking up to Seize The Birthday who have a frames theme - I like to think I've framed the flowers although not in the traditional way; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Work It Wednesday both have a Stamp It theme, and Just Add Ink have Just Add 'P' (P for poppies).
Stamps: Delicate Pretty Poppies, The Whole Herd, Sheet Music Background (MFT)
Ink: Versamark, Black Licorice Hybrid, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin
Cardstock: White, X-Press It
Dies: Blueprints 29
Accessories: White EP, Copics, Sequins
Edited to Add: This card got a shout out at Just Add Ink.