Hello! Welcome to my blog! I recently visited the Gina K store again in Wisconsin for a class on Brush Lettering. It was a fabulous class, and I learned a lot–more to come on that later. On the way out of her store it’s impossible not to stop and look at all the pretty things in her store. I came across this stamp set called Daisy Delight, and I couldn’t resist buying it. I love large flower stamps. They are so much fun to color in!!
I heat embossed this image with white embossing powder onto a piece of black card stock. I wanted to pull out my Kuretake Gem watercolors and play with them again. They look so dazzling on the black card stock. My pictures of this card hardly do it justice. I painted them in rainbow order, adding a few petals of pink. The trick with painting on black card stock is not to use too much water. Even then my panel buckled a little, but it flattened out as it dried.
For my second card panel I stamped the image onto a piece of kraft card stock. I’ve never used Copic markers on kraft before, but I found I really liked the effect! It’s more muted but still stunning. Below I scribbled the Copic markers I used for this project onto a piece of kraft as well as a piece of white card stock so you could see the difference.
I painted about two petals at a time to keep the paper wet–Copics blend better in the fibers of the paper this way. I went lightest to darkest with my colors and then darkest to lightest again to get a good blend.
I did some partial die cutting on my two panels. I used a faux stitch die and cut out some of the panel, and then I used my scissors to cut around some of the petals.
I also used some fun foam behind these panels to add dimension. I added a happy birthday sentiment on these panels, a few embellishments, and these cards were done! I hope you give these techniques a try! They are definitely fun to do!
Here is the video for these cards! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel. Hope you enjoy!! Have a fabulous weekend!!
Copic Markers – R32, R22, R24, R39, Y08
White Prismacolor Pencil