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Simple Flower Set

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Hello Crafters!

It’s Kelly here and I’m going to be sharing a simple card set I created with masking and Copic coloring.

But before we get to the cards I thought it would be fun to share the process of how I got there. First let me tell you I’m no Copic expert, I just like to color. I’ve never taken a class or had instruction. Well, I watch mad Youtube videos 🙂 especially the amazing Sandy Allnock. There is a Copic expert for you! Anyway, the reason I’m telling you all this good stuff is because I think far too often as crafters we see the final product and think “OMG! That person is a genius! Why can’t I do that?!” We forget that like anything else crafting is a process. Nobody is sharing their “I tried this but it came out so ugly my dog covered her face” cards.

I thought it would be helpful to look at all the bad before I show what I finally thought was good 🙂

Ready?!

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I started playing around with the flower from the Hero Arts Butterfly and Flower set. I knew I wanted to give this flat flower some movement but wasn’t really sure how to do it. I started off with pink but there wasn’t enough contrast so I switched to blue. Many of them were too blended out. I liked the more streaky look and the darkened center.

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What. Happened. Here?!

I think I lost my mind and then tried to blend everything into one color. hahaha!

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Tried to draw in my own petal curls. Yeah that worked well. . . .or not at all. However, the blending was getting better.

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Yeah! Streaky and not too blended. Whoo Hoo! Unfortunately, I still wasn’t happy. I thought the middle of the petals needed a little more color.

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Finally.

I knew it was done and I could move on after one petal. The one on the right. Then I colored a bunch of more flowers like that and called it a card set!

Here we go!!

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I love the way they turned out but it sure was a long process to get there! I added some leaves from the same Hero Arts Butterfly and Flower set. Once I was done coloring I did outline everything in a black gel pen because I think it really makes the colors pop. They were also given a light grey shadow to help them stand out even more. It’s also a great way to hide any boo boos haha!

The sentiments are from Hero Arts Hello Sunshine set. I just love them! They are the perfect compliment of bold sentiment and pretty script.

I hope you found something to inspire you AND remind you that for every single one us it’s a process. We are currently holding a monthly challenge where the theme is to use two Hero Arts “hard” products. The month just started so there is LOTS of time to play along.

We are also holding a design team call. You have until October 20th to apply. I sure hope you do it’s a lovely team to be a part of and we’d love to see your sweet projects 🙂

One last thing if you decide to visit the store and grab some goodies you can still save yourself an extra 20% off with the World Card Making Day coupon. Just use code WCMDSALE at check out. It’s gone after today!

Thanks for stopping in!

XoXo

Kelly

Author: Kelly Latevola

Hi guys! I’m Kelly. I’m married to a wonderful man named Craig and we have a gorgeous two year old son who is the light of my life. I can’t leave out our boxer/mastiff Molly who is my little one’s best friend. I’ve been cardmaking for about seven years and running my blog for around five. I am loving every minute of it! I’m a huge fan of clean and simple cards. I adore a good one layer card or building a scene. Also glitter, and lots of it

8 thoughts on “Simple Flower Set

  1. In LOVE with every card —! Amazing coloring and fabulous designs, Kelly! You’re card just get better EVERY day! PS: If you love Sandy, you would totally LOVE the Copic for Card Makers Class, which is still ongoing now…she along with the other Designers have blown us all away in this class! I KNOW you too, would be thrilled to be part of it! Hint Hint!

  2. Your cards are amazing Kelly! Love how you showed the process of finding just the right one. All the cards turned out beautiful!

  3. Your cards are amazing Kelly! I love how you showed the process of finding just the right one. Beautiful cards!

  4. Love the look of the colored flowers! They are fantastic!

  5. GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely, positively GORGEOUS, Kelly!!!

  6. Great seeing the good, bad and not so good! You know how I LOVE your cards:)

  7. And this is why we know you’re talented–you learned as you went and then it turned out beautifully! love these, Kelly!

  8. I am so glad that you showed us the process from good to better to oh my gosh! I LOVE the way you use just a portion of the beautiful flowers on the borders. Your shading is awesome. I really like the little dots and streaky ones too! Sandy Allnock IS a geniously creative soul and I have gained so much knowledge from her. Thanks for sharing what you have learned with us!

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