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I want to start by telling you this, it’s all in the details!  This class has taught me that beautiful details are learned with patience. The techniques in this class are best achieved by practicing!  All of my cards today combine some stamping with colored pencil or pen details. While the techniques itself are not difficult each one takes a bit of patience to achieve.

My first card is an example of using a very light colored ink for my image and to use colored pencils to achieve the details. This image was created by using individual lines throughout the image until I got the shadow and effects I was looking for.  I drew my own stems for this image as the Build a Flower -Sweet Violet does not include a stem image that can be stamped.  I added silver washi tape to each side to frame my card and used silver embossing powder for my sentiment from the same stamp set. I created the dots using Antique Silver Altenew Ink Spray. I finished this card off by adding clear embossing to the flower and a black bakers twine bow and glimmer dot.

My next card I created using colored stamp image and colored pencils. A lot of the same techniques apply as my first card  but as you can see the color makes a completely different looking card.

The details of this image from the Build a Flower- Coral Charm stamp set have a different look altogether. I stamped my base image with two of the lightest shades of yellow dye ink I had on hand, Citrus Burst, and Maple Yellow.  I used Prima Watercolor Pencils to create the details on my flower and leaves. The ink blending on the side panel of my card was created with Sweet Violet ink pad, and I added crystal shimmer washi tape under the leaf portion for a bit of dimension.  I think with  more practice, I will be able to create much better shades and shadow effects while using bright colors. I finished this card off with clear embossing on the outline of the flower.

For my final card, I did a technique to add details I had never done. I stamped an image and then used an ink pen to create the details.

I basically CASE’d the instructor and followed her lead. In this case I also used one of the leaf stamps from the Painted Rose Stamp set, and inked off the ink two or three time before stamping the image on the card. Once I got the level of inks and arranged the petals to my liking, I then went in with the Staedtler pigment ink liner and created the black lines for the flower petals and stems. It took me a couple of tries to get this card how I liked it, but I loved doing this technique. It really looks like a pen and ink drawing.

I hope you have enjoyed these “details”. I know I have, and I thank you for stopping by today and spending some time with me.

Thanks so much,


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