Friday, May 1, 2015

Thinking of You -- a Tutorial for Crafty Sentiments

I have the pleasure of posting on the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog today, and it's my turn for a tutorial. I'll show my technique for two-toned flowers using Copic markers.
I used the delightful Crafty Sentiments Designs rubber stamp, Sweet Butterfly.

This is the start of the two-toned flower.  I have a few petals blended with Copic markers, using Y02, RV02, and RV04.
Start at both ends of the petal, flicking towards the middle to blend the colors.  It will take several times to get the perfect blend.
This is the first time the two colors are mixed (picture below)
This next picture shows the colors after I've blended the petal several times.
Here's another example --first color applied
The colors are laid down (below), but not yet blended very well.
Now, the colors are blended together!
The flower is complete, and the whole Sweet Butterfly rubber stamp has been colored.

Papers on this card are from Echo Park Here & Now 12x12 Collection.  The bottom portion of the card was embossed with an embossing folder by Close To My Heart.  Ribbon is also from CTMH.  The butterfly is a Cheery Lynn die. The image was cut out with a Spellbinder die.
Please check out the Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog for more wonderful creations from a talented design team.


  1. Fan TAS tic! Love the colors and thanks so much for sharing the how to. This is just wonderful, Julie! What a sweet little girl and adorable elements. Love it.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous card Julie a very pretty image and great design, super, super make.
    lorraine x

  3. You're like a busy little bee with all this projects!!! I LOVE the image of this one... the coloring is fantastic! :)

    Scrappers Anonymous