I love love love realistic flowers! I got out my airbrush – and some watercolor! – for three monochromatic cards….one color plus black and white.I elaborated a little on details I didn’t describe much in the voiceover . . . scroll below to see more info.

2021 NOTE: These stamps in the video are no longer available but you can use any of your flower stamps to make something similar. I made the red one below with Mondo Chrysanthemum, and you can see a quick video of it on Instagram or Facebook today, April 29 2021.


Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

If you’re interested in the basics of Copic Airbrush (what to buy and what it does), see THIS POST.

As seen in the video:

  1. Stamp flowers around the border, and some embellishment flowers and birds too.
  2. Airbrush (or ink) background and flower and hummingbird. I used the Craft Assistant (the black metal plate – super easy to clean!), and Copic Airbrush Kit, ABS-3 with BG09.
  3. Use Colorless blender to remove ink from highlight areas. Or get out a white pencil to add highglights. If needed add a little darker color too – but I don’t think doing that here improved things. Ha.
  4. Stamp and emboss sentiment – use Powder Tool to remove static, then stamp with VersaMark Ink Pad so it’s sticky, then sprinkle Hero Arts Embossing Powder onto it. Shake excess off then heat with Embossing Gun.
  5. Adhere panel to layers as desired, and pop with Foam Tape
  6. Trim flower and bird out, then adhere with more foam tape.

Follow the same procedure as the last card but with addition of a color like a green in some areas.

Watercolor cards with backgrounds like this are so fun – just splooge on Nickel Azo, New Gamboge and Aussie Red Gold with a little Sap Green. When dry darken centers with Neutral Tint. Stamp again and do the same for one flower, that will be trimmed out and popped with dimensional adhesive. For the centers, I added Glossy Accentsand (gasp) Glitter!


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