Brutus Monroe, Copics, Florals, Friendship, Gina Marie Designs, Penny Black, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Super Sentimental, Sweet Perfume

Copics and Penny Black Sweet Perfume

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I’ve been using my new Copic alcohol markers and learning a little more each time about how they blend.  This image is called Sweet Perfume by Penny Black and after stamping it with gray ink I really enjoyed coloring it with Copics!  
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Part of the fun of coloring these gorgeous flowers is to choose my color scheme!  I decided to leave to leave the smaller blossoms “uncolored” by just adding shades of gray.  I like how they recede into the background and let the larger blooms have the spotlight!  I’m still working on blending and need to add some lighter shades of markers to my collection in order to transition from light to dark more effectively.

 

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Once I finished coloring, I trimmed down my panel with a Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle die, then dug around in my paper stash and found this zig-zag paper which is from a Simon Says Stamp package!  I often save bits from my mail and this piece coordinates perfectly with my card!
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The final touch was to heat-emboss the sentiment from Brutus Monroe‘s set, Super Sentimental (which by the way is SUPER versatile with SO many sentiments!!) onto a scrap of the packaging paper, add a layer of the gray card stock behind it, then lift it with a piece of foam tape and add a little green jewel!  I think the colorful flowers are balanced nicely with the soft gray card stock, don’t you?
Big Word Thanks, Florals, Friendship, Kuretake, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Penny Black, Stampendous, Sweet Perfume, Water Colored Cards

Penny Black Sweet Perfume Take II

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The early morning sun was shining in as I photographed this card from last night’s midnight stamp-fest!!  Last week I received a beautiful card from a fellow Instagram-er (@myloveforpaper) which inspired me to create this!  After embossing Penny Black’s Sweet Perfume background stamp in gold onto Bristol Smooth paper, I selectively colored sections using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  I began with the hot pink flowers, scribbled a little color onto them then spritzed with water.  I let them dry while I moved to another part of the panel, doing the same thing.  When the panel got too wet, I set it aside to air-dry, then returned to fill in more glorious color!  
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Feeling satisfied with the finished colors, I trimmed the panel down to mount onto a panel of gold metallic card stock, and that’s when the “fun” began!!  I knew I’d be using the green base card, and wanted a little contrast between the gold and green so I decided to add the white layer.  That meant I had to trim down my watercolored panel a little more.  It cut a little unevenly, perhaps because it was buckled from all my water!  So THEN I decided to use sticky fun foam to mount it onto, thinking that would flatten it out!  It did a bit, but a teeny bit of the green fun foam was showing along the sides so I cut it again!!  You don’t have to look too closely to note that all my layers are not even.  SIGH!!  
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Oh, and that “You”??!!  Sadly, I don’t think there are dies for Stampendous’ Big Word Thanks sets and after unsuccessfully fussy-cutting a gold-embossed YOU, instead I just embossed it onto my card front, hoping I wouldn’t ruin the whole thing!  I embossed the other sentiment onto a scrap and adhered it directly to the card.  You can see the layer of green fun foam in this photo, and I wish I’d used black or white, but…OH well!!  😀  All in all, this was a fun card to create and I love the overall look of it!  
Alcohol Ink, Florals, Penny Black, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Sweet Perfume, Thank You, Tim Holtz

Penny Black Sweet Perfume

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This card is a first for me!  I heat-embossed Sweet Perfume by Penny Black onto the back of Kirkland photo paper, then colored it in using Ranger Alcohol Inks!  I made a video of the process but unfortunately, discovered that at some point I changed the setting to slow-motion so I can’t post it.  GAHHH!!  Anyway, this wasn’t the same as using water color paints, as the ink moved differently.  But I still enjoyed the process!  Instead of dropping ink directly onto the image, I painted with it.  
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When I finished painting, I trimmed down the panel and adhered it to a layer of black card stock then to a base card of Stampin’ Up Crumb Cake card stock.  The sentiment is one of my favorites, made by Wplus9 in the Beautiful Bouquet-Ranunculus set.  I stamped it out with Versafine Onyx Black permanent ink onto a scrap of Bristol Smooth card stock, then lifted it with a strip of foam tape.  Two raspberry jewels accent the sentiment. 
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The last thing I did was spatter a little white craft paint over the image.  I just really like to do that!  🙂  

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