Pink And Gold Flower Card
This week's Creative Cat Crew Color Challenge #16 stretched my abilities. I make a lot of masculine cards so pinks are not a color range I get to use often. Here was our inspiration image, . The Stampin' Up colors are Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, and Very Vanilla. I have this lovely flower from the "You've Got This" stamp set that I've wanted to try a new technique for me called no line coloring. I stamped the flower in pale pink and the leaves in light green (versus the traditional black or grey). I then jumped into coloring and wasn't careful so quickly lost those pale pink lines.
My finished flower was a bit wonky. I was not satisfied with the first try so stamped it again and was much more careful this time to keep track of those pale lines. I used copic markers to color the flower, but you could achieve a similar look using a water marker and our two pink ink colors for this challenge. The goal in no line coloring is to not have a distinch stamped line. If one is a great colorist the finished product can look realistic, like a photo.
I can tell I need a lot more practice but the second attempt was a great improvement. I fussy cut out the second flower and popped it up over the top of the original, using the hint of the original as more dimension. I tore the edges and colored the background as close to Whisper White as I could get. I needed to use Copic coloring cardstock which is white so per the challenge requirement, I colored the image background with copics to simulate Very Vanilla. I mounted the torn focal on a Wild Wasabi mat, I left the edge of green very thin. From there since wanted the card to look "pretty" I added a wider glimmering gold mat, which then inspired me to add a series of gold pearl pen dots.
The sentiment is not from this set, but I really liked this one. For the sentiment I stamped the plaid stamp from Awesomely Artistic in stamped off (I needed the texture to be very light so stamped once on scratch paper, the second on the sentiment) Blushing Bride, then stamped the sentiment in Wild Wasabi and framed it with a thin green mat. To ensure precise placement of the sentiment I used my MISTI.
Finally I mounted the gliimmering gold mat on a thin mat of Rose Red. The card base is Very Vanilla with a matching Very Vanilla envelope. TIP: you can make your glitter mat in either of two ways. You can cut four strips and attach them on all four sides, but I don't like that look so I cut out the middle of the glitter paper with a die to save for re-use.
Copic Sketch colors used:
Flower - RV09, RV11, RV13, R59, E55
Leaves - G21, G24, YG61
Background - E50, E51
I am entering this project in the following challenges:
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