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 🙂
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.
What. Happened. Here?!
I think I lost my mind and then tried to blend everything into one color. hahaha!
Tried to draw in my own petal curls. Yeah that worked well. . . .or not at all. However, the blending was getting better.
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.
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!!
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!