I got a lot of requests for details about how I colored this card, so thought I would put up a little tutorial for you. It is really very simple.
I started with a 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, and put it through the Big Shot with the Flower Garden Embossing Folder.
I had to put a little bit of tape on the back of the piece at the bottom because the embossing tears easily where it runs off of the card stock. Then I took some markers and colored the raised lines. I used Poppy Parade for the flowers (they look like the poppies in my garden, after all), Basic Black for the centers, and Always Artichoke for the stems and leaves.
I really like the way this looks, and almost stopped at this point. But American Idol wasn’t over yet, so I tried filling in the outlines. I used the same markers to put some color on a plastic container lid to create a palette.
Then I picked up the color with a Blender Pen and applied color to the images.
I really like how it turned out, and apparently a lot of you do, too. So I hope you will try this for yourself when you get the Flower Garden Embossing Folder. It will be available to order starting May 1st.
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aka The Mad Stamper