Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Copic Coloring One Layer Cards - Hero Arts Flowering Magnolia + A Blog Named Hero Design Team

Hey folks!

In today's video, I'm sharing my very first project for the A Blog Named Hero Design Team! I'm showing you how create two one layer cards using the gorgeous Hero Arts Flowering Magnolia Stamp. If you've been here before to my blog or follow me on YouTube you may know some of this, but for those of you just joining me I'd like to take a moment and tell you a little bit about myself.

I live in Montana with my husband and four kids. We are outdoorsy folks so we spend our winters on our snowmobiles and our summers riding our wave runners. I've always been creative, but I discovered card making several years ago and fell in love. Especially anything I can color. I'm a huge fan of Hero Arts. From the amazing products they offer, to the wonderful people in the company. I love them! My favorite style of card making is one layer cards with alcohol markers and ink blending.

You can also find me on my YouTube Channel.

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

I don't use wood mount stamps very often, but the Hero Arts FLOWERING MAGNOLIA was a must. I knew I would be using Copic's on these cards so I used Hero Arts INTENSE BLACK Ink on both of my 4.25" x 5.5" card panels. Those are Neenah SOLAR WHITE Cardstock.

The stamp lends well to lots of different mediums. Mijello MISSION GOLD would be awesome! You also have the option of using the coordinating Flowering Magnolia FRAME CUTS Die.

Although I stamped them both with the same layout, I wanted to take two slightly different approaches. On the card (pictured above), I went with bolder, darker colors. I added a faux frame with a T-RULER and EK Success JOURNALING PEN, but otherwise kept it clean.

For my other card, I colored them to look like they were white magnolia's, but I masked off the flowers with Simon Stamp MASKING PAPER as well as the panel with 3M Post-It LABELING TAPE and ink blended Hero Arts TIDE POOL and MINT JULEP inks onto the panel. This created a faux frame. Check out the VIDEO to see how I did this.

The sentiment on both cards is part of a sentiment from the Hero Arts FOR YOU Stamp Set. I'm pretty sure this stamp set lives on my desk. I never put it away and I use it a ton. The sentiment actually reads "hello beautiful", but I masked off the beautiful because I wanted a simple hello on both cards.

I frequently add my own embellishments by hand with pens or other mediums, but you could totally finish these off with sequins or gemstones. Hero Art CLEAR Gemstones would be a perfect finish for these! For today's cards, I used a BLACK Gelly Roll pens to add dots and Copic SPICA pens to add a little bit of bling to the centers of the flowers.

No card of mine is complete without all the glitter, so I used a Nuvo GLITTER GLOSS pen to the sparkle to the highlights of the flowers.

That's it!

I hope you enjoyed my cards today! 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.


  1. Wow! Cynde, I LOVE your cards and loved watching your video and listening to you as you explained everything. Thank you so much, and I really love your work and coloring. Thank you for sharing this exquisite card with this wonderful Hero Arts magnolia! Stunning! Hugs!

  2. Gorgeous cards. Love your colouring and faux framing. Awesome video explaining and with lots of great colouring tips.
    Congrats on your ABNH design team too. Looking forward to seeing more.


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