Thursday, March 8, 2018

Video: Bird On Cherry Branch - Copic Coloring - Spellbinders Guest Design

Hey folks!

In today's video I'm showing you how I make a card using the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Bird On Cherry Branch Etched Dies Flower Garden by Sharyn Sowell and Copic Coloring. If you’re interested in seeing what I did with the Botanical Butterfly and the Botanical Dragonfly you can see those HERE and HERE.

You can watch the video on how I made my cards HERE. You can also click on the thumbnail link below.

I started by die cutting the entire BIRD ON CHERRY BRANCH Die Set from Neenah SOLAR WHITE Cardstock. I chose bold bright colors for al of my coloring. I knew I wanted the bird to be blue and the cherries red, so I picked the other colors around those two. You can see my color choices in the thumbnail links below.

When you are coloring with Copic's, it’s always a good idea to have a piece of scrap paper underneath your work. If you color over a nonporous surface the ink hat’s saturating through your cardstock has no place to go so it tries to reabsorb through you cardstock and it can can you colors to bleed. 

I colored the die cut the flowers and leaves from BIRD ON CHERRY BRANCH as well. I used the Spellbinders TOOL N' ONE to shape the flowers. Then added 3M FOAM TAPE to the flowers to build them up so they would look more dimensional once I attached them to the larger die cut. 

To give the cherries a little more character, I added some Hero Arts LACQUER to them and let them dry. Do be sure they are completely dry before you add any foam tape to the back.

For my panel, I did some ink blending with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide FADED JEANS Ink. I started in the lower left of the panel and made sure to fade it out to white in the upper right. Once that was done, I splattered some shimmer spray across the front.

I made sure to trim my card panel down 1/8” on aIl sides, then stamped a sentiment in Wplus9 BLACK dye ink. Then I attached the entire bird die cut to the front of the ink blended panel.

Using the same ink that I used for ink blending, I stamped a Simon Says Stamp DIAGONAL STRIPE Background Stamp on another 4.25”x 5.5” panel. 

I added FUN FOAM to the back of the bird panel and attached it to the striped panel and my card base. I finished it off with Studio Katia SPARKLING CRYSTALS.

That's it!

I hope you enjoyed my card today! DISCOVER more projects on my Youtube Channel. Do be sure to subscribe if you haven't and also tap that notification bell so you don't miss any future videos. As always Thanks So Much for stopping by!

Until next time.

 If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I have links (some affiliate links) throughout and at the end of the post. Click HERE to read my full disclosure policy.

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