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Hey Guys! I created another card from the Ornate Garden Specialty Paper that I colored over the weekend. I don’t know which one I like better, the blue one from yesterday or today’s pink card. What do you think? 

They are both so pretty and so much fun to make! 

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Coloring the Ornate Garden Designer Paper

I began today’s card with a piece of the gorgeous Ornate Garden Specialty Paper which I had colored with pinks and yellows. I colored with Copics, but I’ve indicated the Stampin’ Blend colors in today’s supply list for the pink sample and in yesterday’s supply list for the blue samples.

Coloring Tip to Create Shading on Your Flowers

Color with the darkest marker in a flicking motion from the center towards the tips of the petals. But don’t flick all the way to the tip — leave some white space. Also use the darker marker to add a shawdow where petals overlap. Then use the lighter marker to flick from the center but, this time go all the way to the tips. This will help blend the darker areas into the lighter areas.

Nesting Dies to Create Frames

I nested two stitched rectangle dies in the center of the paper and ran it through the Big Shot. This resulted in a thin frame, a larger frame and a rectangular piece. I set the thin frame aside to use on another card and nested the rectangle inside of the larger frame and attatched them to a card base. This left a nice “negative space” border around the center of my card.

The Sentiment and the Butterfly

I stamped the “Hello Beautiful” sentiment from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink and used a smaller stitched rectangle die to cut it out. I then attached it to the center of my card with foam adhesive strips.

Then, I stamped the butterfly in Daffodil Delight ink on Daffodil Delight cardstock. This created a nice tone on tone effect. I used the Butterfly Duet punch to cut out the butterfly and I attached it the card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

TIP:  The Butterfly Duet Punch coordinates perfectly with the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. Each  butterfly stamp includes both the large and small butterfly which align exactly with the punch.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and that you feel inspired to try come coloring of your own. I will try to post some more coloring tips or maybe if I’m brave, a video, later on this week.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

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