Hello crafty friends! There are only 24 hours left until the Magnolia Blossoms Card Kit becomes available! Yesterday, I shared an easy way to use these new stamps without coloring them. Watercoloring is not my forte and I wanted to try a variety of ways to easily create some elegant cards. My card today features this same set with some quick and easy ink blending and Copic coloring.
To start, I first trimmed a piece of Grapesicle Prestige Card Stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″. I then lightly blended this piece with both Grape Jelly and Grapesicle Ink starting with my darker color at the bottom right corner and working my way up toward my lighter color until eventually just letting the card stock show its true color. Next, I quickly stamped my sentiment onto a post-it note, roughly cut it out, and placed it over the area that I wanted to later stamp my sentiment. The reason I did this was to keep any ink splatters from getting in this area and possibly distorting my sentiment once I stamped it.
I then lightly splattered this piece with diluted Opaque White Acrylic Paint as well as some diluted purple watercolor paint for added interest. I then removed the scrap of paper with my sentiment and set this base piece aside to dry. Once dry, I then trimmed it down to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ to get rid of any dark ink stains on the sides of the card stock and stamped my sentiment with black ink onto the center of my card. Lastly, I layered this piece with a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Smooth White Card Stock.
Next, I stamped my floral images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I quickly added some color with some blue violet Copic Markers (BV000, BV02, BV04, BV08). I didn’t really follow any technique but basically used my darkest color at the very center of the flower and worked my way out on each petal blending until I reached the lightest color. I then used my colorless blender to pull the color to the ends of the petal making the ends almost appear white.
Once finished coloring, I diecut my flowers with the coordinating Magnolia Blossoms Die-namics (included in the kit). I then lightly splattered each floral piece with the same diluted paints that I used above on the background. Next, I lined them up where I wanted them on my card base. I used a small piece of sticky tape to hold them in place and then cut off the floral edges (flush with the edge of my base) with my paper trimmer. Next, I removed the piece of sticky tape and adhered my flowers once again, this time with 3D foam adhesive tape for added dimension.
Copic Color Used:
- Petals: 0, BV000, BV02, BV04, BV08
- Stems: E55, E57, E59
- Leaves: YG03, YG05, YG67
- Corolla (flower center): V12
Here’s a look at what all is included in this gorgeous kit! This kit will be available at 20% off the regular retail price in limited quantities. If you don’t want the entire contents of the kit, you can also purchase each item separately at regular retail price.
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