Say it with a sketch

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Annabelle Stamps, Copic markers, Embossing, Flowers, Happy Birthday Cards, Nestabilities, Stamping | 12 comments

Hello. It is Friday again. This week at AnnaBelle Stamps we have a fun sketch challenge for you.


As you can see, I am still in Copic colouring mode – but this time I added in some gel pen to add more interest to the flowers. For the circle element I have embossed a circle using a circle nestie and an embossing mat. The flower centres are blobs of white enamel accents – love this stuff!

Happy Birthday

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamps ‘Flower Power’Β Challenge and also into the CASology challenge where the cue card is Bloom.

Happy Birthday - detail


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Standing Tall stamp set

Ink: Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black, VersaFine – Onyx Black

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Nestibilities circle die, Cuttlebug, Tan embossing mat, foam dimensionals, My Mind’s Eye – Be Amazing 6×6 paper pad, Ranger enamel accents – white, Uniball signo gel pen broad – white, foam dimensionals

Be sure to check out the rest of the Belles’ projects – their links are on my side bar.

Thanks for stopping by,


About our challenges:

  • We post our challenges every Friday at 8:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
  • Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Friday 10.00am so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge.
  • Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a $15.00 Gift Voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps (or something equivalent).

How To Play Along:

  • Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post.
  • For those without a blog you can still play along! Simply upload your card to out Stamp Embellish Create social site (you’ll need to join) and add the current challenge ‘tag’ to your photo!
  • Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
  • Please don’t link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge. All projects submitted must be new.
  • A maximum of 7 challenges may be combined including this one.
  • You may enter any of our challenges several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
  • We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps and embellishments, but you can play along without using them, it’s all about sharing ideas πŸ™‚


  1. I just love your flowers – the colour is gorgeous! Beautiful card xx

  2. Such a bright and happy card, Marion! Thanks for playing along in our Flower Power challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp!

  3. This is simply beautiful Marion! I’m so drawn to the red flowers!!

  4. Love the embossed frame – I always forget that trick. Love the simple, bold flowers, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  5. Mate, you totally make me want to get out my gel pen and enamel accents, what a stunner Marion!

  6. So lovely, Marion πŸ™‚

  7. lovely card… so clean and crisp! the brightly colored flowers are so cheerful… thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

  8. Wow! Love the pop of pink against the white background! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

  9. Marion, the white gel pen dots on the petals and the globs of white enamel in the flower centers just make this card POP! How bright and cheerful! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

  10. Perfectly proportioned… Those flowers really suit a circular frame Marion!!!
    Love the extra details with the enamel accents too :0)

  11. Gorgeous Marion! LOVE the white highlights in your flowers and the embossed circle around your flowers! I might have to get myself some of that enamel accent, love the look! Awesome work!!!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  12. Marion, this is stunning. I love the detail in your beautiful flowers and the design is superb!

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