10 Tiffany Doodles Blog Hop! Day 2 of 3!

Welcome to Day 2 of our Tiffany Doodles Blog Hop! We hope you had a great day yesterday, and perhaps found some inspiration along the way!

In case you missed yesterday, click here to catch up from Day 1!  Be sure to participate everyday by commenting on each post & following every blog to be eligible for all prizes.

 The hop continues for a 3rd day tomorrow starting at Tiffany Doodles!  In order to qualify for all prizes you must:
  1. participate everyday
  2. comment on every participants post
  3. follow every participants blog
  4. Special Note: Make sure that your Blog and Email are listed in your Blogger profile for notification purposes.  If your email is not visible on your profile make sure it is easy to find on your blog.  Thanks! 
While your hopping keep in mind the SALE we are having this weekend at the store!! All Bird and Flower Digital stamps are on sale for 25% off!  No coupon necessary, discount will be taken at the register.  Your welcome!  =)  PS. Even more sales listed below!

    By participating daily in our Blog Hop you will be eligible for prizes!  Lots of prizes! Total Prizes valued at OVER $220!!  All winners will be chosen randomly.  Everyday we will chose 3 winners.  Chosen from the main TD blog.  Your participation on the other blogs will be verified prior to announcement.  If you have won you will be notified by email, so make sure you email is easy to find either in your comment, your blogger profile, or on your blog.  All winners will be announced on the blog after the hop is over.  Prizes will be awarded as follows:

    Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
    3 winners * 3 winners * 3 winners *
    * $10 Shopping Spree
    * 50 Doodle Soup Reward Points
    * Fall Leaves (png) Elements Pack
    for each winner

    Even if you don't win on 1 of the 3 days - you still have a chance to win the Grand Prize!!  The Grand Prize will be chosen randomly from the main TD blog from all participants from everyday.

    Grand Prize
    1 winner *
    * Level 5 Membership
    * $25 Shopping Spree
    * Fall Leaves (png) Elements Pack

    There are 2 ways to earn extra entries!!
    1) You can earn extra entries for today's prize if you make a card
    with any Flower images by Tiffany Doodles!
    If you would like too, link your card through inlinkz on the main blog post.
    Enter as many times as you wish! One entry per card submitted.
    2) If your not up for making a card, you can write your own post
    about our Blog Hop & Tiffany Doodles Digi stamps!
    If you post about us you can earn 5 extra entries!!
    Also submit your post to the inlinkz below!

    On today's Hop we are featuring cards made with Flower images by Tiffany Doodles!  For today's card I used the Cherry Blossoms Digital Stamp Set.  It comes with 3 images!  This cherry blossom stamp set was inspired by photos I took in Granny's backyard this past spring.  Prints are available.  Curious to see?  Look here!

    Today I'm going to show you how to make dimensional flowers using layers!!
    For this pretty flower card I started with two identical images printed onto Gina K Pure Luxury 80# cardstock!  So perfect for blending copics!  However, much to my own surprise, I decided not to use copics on this flower and use only colored pencils!  I think it turned out rather nice with the shades & blending!  I'm showing the finished colored digi b/c I've actually had this digi colored for about 4 months and just haven't done anything with it since then!  It's just been laying on my desk collecting dust and you can see where I used it as a pen test pad! LOL  Anyway, when I colored it I never took pics of the process.... sorry...  But with the limited array of colors you can pretty much tell by looking at it which colors went where!  I used the white pencil where you see the lightest shades of pink.  and they all blend so nicely with the use of the blender pencil!  Then I did "real" highlights with the white glaze pen.  I also dotted the center stems with the black glaze pen!  And as I always do... after I finished coloring my digi I go over the black lines with my fine tip black micro pen.

    Here is a close up of the pencil colors I used!  Black & White Glaze pens, Colorless Blender, Sandbar brown, white, process red, carmine red, pink, kelly green, & dark green.

    Here is a close up of the final flower (this will be cut out for the top layer)  here you can see the black lines of the digi are more defined and the the dots on the center stems stand out nice!

    This is the digi that will be used for the bottom layer.  See the difference in the contrast when you go over with a black pen? (which I did not do on this digi).

    On the bottom digi I cut out using spellbinders nestabilities Labels Ten (2nd to the biggest one).  As you can see I pushed it closer to the left b/c I knew I would be cutting off the end on the right.

    I gathered my papers to fit my 5x6.5 card base.

    Then I glued them down with a tape runner!

    I really prefer adding a little something to the edges of die cut images (in most cases, not all) b/c I think it adds a little extra to it.  I sponged the edge with Angel Pink byMemento and clipped off the end of the die cut.  I also edged it a second time with the darker pink Rosebud around the very edges (not shown here) You can see it in the finished card.

    Next I wanted to add some contrast & dimension to the flower so I started shadowing as if the light was coming from straight above.  I used Copic W7.  I really prefered the warm blacks for this image.

    Next I went around those same lines with W5 to extend the shadow outward.

    Then I went around a 3rd time with W3.  This time I dabbled a little shadow on the top side in corners.

    Then I took my lightest, W1 and went around all parts of the flower to finish off my shading!  This adds so much to your digi!! I just love the look of this shading!

    Next, I took my flower digi (the one with the dotted glaze stems) and cut out all the main flower parts.  I also cut down the lines of the petals in order to be able to curl them up in a more life like way.

    As you can see in this image!

    Here is the cut out flower that will go on top of the flat flower (using pop dots!)

    I cut out and inked the edges of my sentiment with spongers!

    Here is the finished flower petals attached to the top of the flat image using pop dots.  Curl the edges of the petals as you like!  Assemble the rest of the card and your done!! I really hope you like this layering technique for flowers!!  I would love to see your layered cards!


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      we are also having 2 other sales in the store!

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      Here are you blog hop links for Day 2....
      1. Tiffany Doodles (start)
      2. Joy Taylor
      3. Ruby McGuire
      4. Julie Masse
      5. Sunghee Chon
      6. Charlene Cundy
      7. Pattie Goldman
      8. Willemien Katerberg
      9. Jessica Griffin 

      We will see you again tomorrow starting at Tiffany Doodles!  I can't wait to show you even more beautiful cards we have in store for you!

      Submit Your Entry Here


      judkajudi said...

      Love the dimension you added to that wonderful flower digi. I learned about shading and outlining with a fine black pen. That adds so much!

      Willemien's Blog said...

      Love the Cherry Blossom image Tiffany, it's always so stunning.

      conil said...

      Really lovely card.

      Tracy said...

      Love the card, very beautiful :)

      Bobbie Lynn said...

      Beautiful card and thank you for sharing several great techniques.

      Beth said...

      What a clever way to highlight that great digital stamp! I really liked how you 'popped' the blossoms to add that dimension!

      Jessica Griffin said...

      I love your card!! I need to add Prisma Color pencils to my supplies. For sure!

      Charlene said...

      OMGosh Tiffany that card is spectular!!!!!!! I need some of those pencils too!! But could never do that justice like you WOW!!!!!!!!Do you have my address :-) lol

      cardcreationsnz said...

      Love the card. Your tutorial is very helpful. Thanks.

      Dawn said...

      totally awesome card. Love the shading and was pleased to read how easy it is to do.

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