Every blue moon I design a card that I just have to keep?? It's very rare I keep a card ...but, this one I maybe...just might..keep for a while. I had so much fun making the flower pot with this Spellbinder Die and coloring the flowers from Penny Black called "Christmas Star". When I have time I always enjoy stamping a background too.
After the next card is a tutorial and I explain a little about the white edging called Edgeabilities from Spellbinders that you see on the front & the inside of the card.
Don't you love it when you have some stuff laying around and it makes it's way onto a card that you are working on? The vellum flower UNDER my colored flower did just that. I recently just posted two vellum features on my blog.( here and here) I always loved vellum and it gives your cards such a different and appealing look.
By now you all know that I love SRM stickers and I love how some of their stickers are white! The scallop is one of the new Edgeabilities ...love them!
Here is a tutorial for the first card and how I colored three of the flowers with Copic markers.
I always start with my lightest color in this case RV11. I use my Copic color swatch book to select the colors that I will be using on my card.
Swirl some color (RV17) into a palette or on a acrylic block. Use your lighter color RV11 to pick up the color and brush the color down onto your tips of the flower again. This way you get less color and it's easier to blend I think.
Add some RV69 in the area that you think some shading will look good. It doesn't have to be correctly shaded. The idea is to create and have fun.
This time I put some RV69 into my palette and picked up the color with RV17. So you will be using the lighter color in this case (RV17) as your brush. Place the color down next to your dark highlights to soften the boldness of it.
All this blending is what yields a colorful image in the end. :) This is how it look after I have softened my darkest color RV69. I also added some more to the tips of the flower petals.
See the tip on the front of the image. This is how it looks.
Now you can go over most of your image with RV11 to blend it all together. This way always works best for me and you will find what works best for you.
Now it's ready to add some details. I like to go over my lines with a fine tip black marker.
Use a white gel pen to add highlights down the middle as you see in the flower in the back of the photo.
You can use a blade to cut into the tiny spaces between the petals or...you can cut around your petal. I might add tape to the back of the flower petal when I am finished.
I always use a marker around the edges and for the tiny areas I flip my image over and add color to the edge this way.
I have this flower three ways. After applying my white down the middle I traced next to the white lines with a fine tip black marker. The flower below I did add the black lines next to the white so you can see the difference.
I like this look too.
This image I fussed with the shading more as you see in the tutorial and you can see there is a lot more color. I traced the line down the middle with black instead of white. Looks more dramatic don't you think??
The three different versions.
Time to think about leaves for the flower. Any green will do but, I selected YG07, YG17 and YG67.
Before stamping cut off the folded edge of your pot so the pattern will line up then Ink up your background stamp called Delicate Pattern by Penny Black with Crushed Olive.
Add white dots to the centers of the snowflakes. Cut two green stems and place your green "leaves".
Use scrap dots to adhere your flowers.
I am thinking you might want to buzz over to Simon Say's Stamp's blog but, before you go I have to thank you from your visit. I am so thankful.
I also would like to give Simon Says Stamp a BIG THANK YOU for featuring me on their blog today. I am so honored and at a loss of words. One thing I am not is a writer.Hugs,Kathy