Monday, July 16, 2012

Hello Friends,

  It's Monday and I want to get a super start on the week, so I prepared a super easy peasy card.  There are days when we need a card that doesn't require loads of work or hours to prepare.  I hope today's card will fit the bill.

  For today's card I used the largest focal image and sentiment from the Summer Blossom set.

   Here's the card:

  If you are a recent follower to my blog, I will warn you that I have been playing with a lot of different techniques for coloring cards.  Today is no exception.  I started with Classic White cardstock then stamped with Memento Black Ink, I then used these Copics to color and shade the flowers.

 I used my Copic Air gun and sprayed the entire image using this collection, it slightly changed the colors or the different colors, slightly, I was OK with that aspect.  It gave every thing the same tone of aqua.
 I removed the blue tones from the areas I wanted to remain white using my Copic Colorless Blender, then I shaded back in again using the same color collection.  The Copic Colorless Blender is often called a color mover or lifter. That is what I did today...I lifted the color off the areas and cleaned off the blender tip on my working sheet of paper ( I always have a sheet of legal size paper under my work).  This kept my tip clean and allowed me to remove the color I wanted off.  Kind of reverse thinking.

 The rest of the card I kept really simple, using a Spellbinder dies embossing folder and pearls to accent.  No ribbon. no stick pin, no flower embellishment...Really simple.  Some times this is just the perfect thing.  I got my note right off in the mail.

 I hope you enjoyed the straight forward approach I used today.  Thanks for taking the time to visit the Atelier.  
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Summer Blossoms
Paper: Flourishes Classic White, SU Cool Caribbean
Embossing Folder: Couture Creations-Tied Together
Spellbinder Dies: Labels Thirteen, Fleur de Lis Rectangles


  1. Beautiful, Jan Marie. Fabulous colouring techniques, and your bouquet is gorgeous.I love the dies you used and pretty pearl embellishments.

  2. Just beautiful Jan Maire. I love this set and you colored it perfectly. :)

  3. I just ordered this set to be shipped along with the release sets that I WON....THANK YOU!!... and I'm so excited to get it! I love your card - it is simple and beautiful. I can see this being a definite "go to" set for me, like Year of Flowers I has been.


  4. Oh, I love the colour of the background behind your coloured image. This is beautiful!


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