DT Melanie here and I am excited to share with you my very first project for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Coloring Design Team. I am honored to be chosen and am here today to share with you one of our brand new stamp and die sets called “Flower Power”.
This is a standard A2 size card (4.25″ x 5.5″)
Color and die cut the flowers (tutorial below)
Use the Leafy Branch 3 to die cut two 3-leaf pieces. Cut one apart to form a single leaf and a double leaf.
Adhere patterned paper on top of solid card stock.
Add a center button or brad or add Prills to the center of the flower.
Use double sided adhesive foam dots to raise the focal flower.
Glue the leaves so that the stems are behind the focal flower.
Die cut the words ‘I Love You’ for the card front.
Optional: Embellish the inside of the card with die cut Lacy Poppy cut from dark red cardstock. (See photo at end of post)
Step-by-step coloring using Copic markers.
When I color I use a flicking stroke rather than a circular stroke.
The photo above shows the top section, fully colored. Photos below show how to color a lower petal.
Step 1: Using your lightest color (R35) begin to add color to the area that will be your shadow area. We want the shadow to fall toward the flower center to add depth.
Step 2: With your next darker color (R37) flick over the previous color but not all the way to the edge of the lightest color.
Step 3: Using your darkest color (R39) add in your cast shadows. The deepest portions of the flower’s center, as well as any areas that lay behind another, are where there will be cast shadows. For example, the petal to the left of the are you are coloring is laying on top, therefore casting a shadow.
Step 4: So far we have gone light to dark… Now we are going to reverse our steps. With your middle color go over the cast shadows added in step 3 but go farther into the lighter area with your strokes. This begins to blend the colors together.
Step 5: With your lightest color begin in the center and flick out to the edge to fill in the remainder of the petal.
Step 6: Because your light colors tend to desaturate the darker colors it helps to add in a little more of your darkest colors. With your darkest marker, color in your cast shadows once again at the center and underneath the petal to the left.
Step 7: Again use your middle color to go over the darkest color you just added in step 6. Flick out towards the edge but not all the way to the edge.
Step 8: Lastly, use your lightest color and flick from center to edge. This gives it one last blend which softens the stroke lines.
Here is a close-up of the finished flower.
One last look at the finished card. You can see just a tad of the inside there where I have attached the die cut Lacy Poppy. Happy Coloring!!!
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Stamps By Krista Flower Power Stamp & Die Set
ModaScrap Leafy Branch 3
Els van de Burgt Studio Love Sentiments
ModaScrap Lacy Poppies (Optional: For the inside)
Optional: Prills for center of flower (If using Prills, Beacon Kids Choice glue is also needed)
Permanent black inkpad
Adrylic block for temporarily mounting stamp
Cardstock – Copic Xpress It paper; Black; Red; Green
Copic Markers R35, R37, & R39
Button or other embellishment for center of flower (if not using Prills)