Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Forever Friends

Hello Crafters! 

It's Kelly here and I'm super excited about today's card. why? 

These flowers remind me more of Summer than Spring but I love all flowers so I'm good with it. :) 

I actually started this card on Periscope because I was in the mood to color flowers. These Crokisses are such fun flowers to color! I thought they would look super pretty in a wreath. 

I used a circle die to trace a light pencil mark onto my card base. I stamped my flowers and leaves using Copic safe markers and then erased my pencil line. This step is especially important because if you put Copic marker over pencil you cannot erase. Believe me I've tried :) Once my color was done I added some details with a white gel pen before outlining all the images with a black pen. I stamped the sentiment directly over top of the design and then used my white gel pen to outline it. For a bit of added contrast I stamped the second portion of the sentiment on black cardstock and heat set it in white. 

If you're going for a one layer look outlining your sentiment with a white gel pen can really help it pop of the page. Speaking of that white gel pen it's awesome for adding details to your stamped images and changing up their look. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


  1. I love this vivid card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. good morning! !
    The current Japan time is 4:00 in the morning.
    The picture is on now in the movie "Deep Impact (1998)".

  3. this is so beautiful...love those gorgeous colors.

  4. I absolutely love this card! The flowers look amazing and the colors are so me! These are colors I would wear in clothes and how I would have done this card. I don't have a white gel pen but I have something that I bought in a beauty supply place. They are a bunch of metal tips with plastic wands with different sized round tips. They are for making dots on your nails to make designs. Why can't you also use them on your cards too? I want to try it! I'll let you know how it works.

  5. OK, so you have mad colouring skills, Kelly, but it's the "little touches" you add that make a card so stunning - those white gel dots, the shading and masking. Fabulous!