3 Monochromatic Floral Cards

3 Monochromatic Floral Cards

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.

Video

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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Reach for the Stars (Ellen Hutson New Release)

Reach for the Stars (Ellen Hutson New Release)

Happy release day, everyone! I wanted to pop in and share a card I made with the Ellen Hutson release that just launched! If you’re a fan of the Leading Ladies – this month the family is growing – with a Leading Gentleman and a Little Lady!

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I paired these two with the new little spray of stars – there are a couple of star dies in this release, and I created them as a spray of stars overhead on a summer’s night. Well I know there’s a summer coming – even though we’re mid-winter! Here’s the full release…items I used have an *:

Step by step

I diecut the stars from Neenah first, then added Dad at the bottom….

….and Little Lady is stamped behind her Dad. She has one arm up in the air, but with her behind him that’s hidden.

With masks in place, I airbrushed the background…

…with different blues and purples.

The big reveal…

I decided to color them as an African American family…

…and drew a forest behind them for the stars to fly above!

The finished card is popped up with dimensional adhesive, a white layer beneath the colored panel, and a kraft card base. A sentiment from Little Lady tops off the card, complete with white heat embossing.

Monday I’ll have a video on Ellen’s blog showing another way to color a leading family—in pencil! Stay tuned!

Nativity Christmas Cards with torn paper masking

Nativity Christmas Cards with torn paper masking

If you’ve been waiting for Nativity Week to get serious, this post is for you!

Video

While I created my beautiful backgrounds with a Copic airbrush, YOU can also do this with your own mediums! Try with distress inks…watercolor, powdered pencil – whatever you have that makes pretty backgrounds! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Copic Coloring Vintage Blooms

Copic Coloring Vintage Blooms

 I love creating a little series of videos for you sometimes….kind of like a mini public “class”! I had a bunch of flower stamps in my growing stash that I haven’t shown yet, so they’ve been collected together this week into a series. Scroll down for the recap!

Video

For this card, I ended up filming playtime….messing around with colors to see what I liked for the big yellow flower. Trying colors I hadn’t normally, and even extra colors! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

It’s been a fun week for me – hope you’ve enjoyed it too! Here’s all the posts in case you missed any!

 

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Post-it masking and coloring poppies with Prismacolor (embace the imperfections!)

Post-it masking and coloring poppies with Prismacolor (embace the imperfections!)

While I do some fun and simple coloring….enjoy a little pep talk. Art is fun – let’s not get distracted with our oopses – or those of others!

Video

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One thing that can help in making coloring more relaxing – cut down the amount of real estate that needs to be covered! Condense floral blossoms into a small rectangle, even letting some beak out of that rectangle as I did here.

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Color a steamy sauna in Copic markers

Color a steamy sauna in Copic markers

Steam filling the air is just really lightweight water, right?? That means I’m Coloring Water for this World WaterColor Month post. Heehee! I did tell you some would be a reallllll stretch!

Video

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The colors for this card are super simple….

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