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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Using Dies On A One Layer Card + Altenew Majestic Blooms

Hey folks!

I'm back today to share another card with you all! I've done loads of Copic coloring lately and today's card is no different, but I wanted to try some new (to me) as well.

If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I have links (some affiliate links) throughout and at the end of the post. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

I think Altenew has some of the most amazing flowers on the market. Their design and versatility is ah-mazing. The Majestic Blooms Stamp set by Altenew is actually a multi-layer set, but I climb on the struggle bus every time I attempt this kind of stamping, so I decided to stick with what I'm comfy with and simply use the outline of the flower and color it in with Copic's.


Since, I'm going to color this in with Copic's and I don't want them to bleed through the inside of my card I stamped the flower and leaves on a piece of Neenah White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. This technically no longer makes it a one layer card, but this is what we'll call it anyway.

I went with pretty dark and bold colors (see thumbnail links below), because the leaves had quite a bit of black in them already.

After I was done coloring in the images with Copic's, I went over them again reinforcing the highlights and shadows with my Irojiten Color Dictionary Colored Pencils.


Okey dokey. To create the scallop border, I used one of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Border Dies and made a stencil out of some Grafix Clear Craft Plastic. You could use scrap paper, masking paper, chipboard or whatever floats your boat. I prefer using clear plastic for a couple of reasons. It's perfectly reusable, the thickness of this particular plastic is perfect for tracing along the edges aaannnd it's clear. I can move it around wherever I like and I can see thought to my panel.

Using a Copic Multiliner, I placed by Scallop Stencil on my panel and carefully traced around the edges. I also added some faux stitching for more interest. I then went back with grey Copic's and added some more shadow and color to make it look like a separate piece underneath the flower and leaves.


To finish off my card, I added a few dots with a Sakura Black Glaze Pen and some Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkler Pen to just the highlight of the images.

That's it! Easy peasy.


I also have a card on the Kennedy Grace Creations Blog today folks! It features the new Time To Bloom Stamp Set. Be sure to stop by and check that out!

Thanks so much for stopping to see me here and as always I hope you enjoyed my card today!

Until next time!

Masking Clearly Besotted + Copic Coloring
Making An Easy One Layered Card - Featuring Avery Elle and Copic Coloring
One Layered Card - Featuring Kennedy Grace Creations: Time To Blossom



Saturday, August 13, 2016

Making An Easy One Layered Card - Featuring Avery Elle and Copic Coloring

Hey folks!

I'm back today to share a suer easy and super fast one layered card with you all!

It's no secret that I love to mask and build up the images on a card. However, sometimes it's great to skip the masking and get the same effect. That's what I've done on my card today folks.

If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I have links (some affiliate links) throughout and at the end of the post. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.


I'm a sucker for butterflies and if you make them rainbow and I will clap my hands like a demented seal. For real. So today I used the Butterflies Stamp Set by Avery Elle and did some basic Copic Coloring (color choices in thumbnail links below) in a rainbow color scheme.

On Neenah White Cardstock, I stamped my images in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink with my MISTI Stamping Tool. You don't need a MISTI, but I'm a manic and it's almost impossible for me to line up my stamps again with a regular block.

Instead of taking the time to make masks and then mask off my images, I made sure to stamp each one as close to the other as I could get. Here's the deal though. Sometimes you can totally cheat and you CAN overlap them. This stamp set is a great example. Since the largest butterflies had a wider space of black around them, I could stamp the smaller ones just on the inside of that and you would never know I didn't mask. Also, I overlapped the purple butterfly over the blue one and instead of trying to color it in so dark you couldn't tell, I made it work for me and just played it off like the purple wings are a bit transparent. Easy Peasy.


Starting with my lightest Copic color, closest to the butterflies body, I would use flicking motions, a very light hand and flick towards the outside edges and again from the outside edges of the wings towards the body. Lightest to darkest, darkest to lightest for all of the butterflies. It's super important to make sure your preserving that highlight in the middle of the wings as you build up your colors. Your goal is to make those wings look "curved" when your done. This is a really easy was to color with Copic's, I promise. Kelly Latevola has many videos showing how this is done. You can go HERE to see an excellent example of her using this technique.


With Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink, I stamped a solid butterfly from the stamp set on the panel as well. Although, I just realized that I should have given those guys a shadow as well. Oh well.

I added some Clear Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen on to the highlights of the wings, Sakura Black Glaze Pen to the bodies and some Moonbeam Sequins by Kennedy Grace Creations (I heart these so much!) to finish it off.

That's it! Easy peasy.


Speaking of butterflies...Butterfly Reflections Ink is having a sale until tomorrow peeps. 25% off is a great deal, so be sure to check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me and as always I hope you enjoyed my card today!

Until next time!

Copic Cupcakes and Avery Elle
My Favorite Things - Funky Flowers + Quick Stamping With The MISTI
Masking Clearly Besotted Copic Coloring