Sketched Flower Birthday Card

A few weeks ago, I shared this card on the Silhouette blog where I used alcohol-based markers (Spectrum Noir in that case) to color designs created with the Silhouette sketch pens.  At the time, I had sketched and cut out a ton of designs because I wanted to try a variety of styles.  Today’s share is a birthday card made using one of the floral images from that day:
This chinese chrysanthemum design from the Silhouette Online Store seemed like the perfect floral image for this technique.  I find that if you’re not going to use specifically the “sketch designs” from the store (and sometimes they’re a bit too sketchy for this purpose), ones that look like they are meant to be cut from vinyl yield good results (intricate designs that are mostly outlines, no piecing required).  Of course, paper-piecing designs can be beautiful too if you want to color multiple layers and add lots of dimension.
For this image, I used some of my Blendabilities from Stampin’ Up (Old Olive and Calypso Coral assortments used here) to test how the sketch pen holds up to a different ink.  Again, no smearing occurred, even though I clearly colored outside the lines occasionally.  🙂  The sentiment (“Bosom Buddy” from Paper Smooches) was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink onto this wavy banner shape from the Online Store (base layer cut from Calypso Coral cardstock).
I did use a die (Quilted Stitch Pattern Die from Lil’ Inker Designs) to create the lattice background on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, but you could easily create this with your Silhouette too using this design.  The card base is made from Old Olive cardstock (SU) and lined inside with a coordinating Neenah Desert Storm panel. 
I’d love to hear your comments and thanks for stopping by!