Birthday Cards, Wedding Cards

Oh Happy Day! | Gina K. Designs July Release

Hello there, I hope your week has gotten off to a good start!

The July Gina K. Designs release is live and today I’m sharing a card featuring the new Happy Flowers stamp set (check out what else is new)!

When life is hectic, as it has been lately, beautiful stamp designs like this one hit the sweet spot for me. The line art is detailed enough to stand on its own, either with or without some spotlight coloring as I’ve done here, but also not so detailed that it becomes difficult for me to paint or color more fully. I’m still working on feeling confident with watercolors, so these nice open petals and leaves give me lots of room to play with shading!

I started off this spotlight coloring card by stamping two identical panels with the help of a stamp positioning tool (I use a Misti). I positioned a portion of the large floral image over the top corner of a 4.25″x 5.25″ panel of white cardstock and then stamped in a Copic-Friendly black ink. I stamped in the same position onto a second panel, and then I cleaned the stamp and re-positioned it over the lower part of the panel. I stamped in the same place on the second panel.

Next, I used Copic markers (E01, YR01, and YR02 to color in the blooms, and only the blooms. I used W5, W7, and W9 to color the center of the flowers and then I used a black Sakura Glaze Pen to color in the anthers with a bit of shiny texture. Then I stamped the sentiment.

When the Glaze Pen details were dry, I trimmed about 1/4″ off each side of the panel. I also trimmed about 1/16″ off each side of the second stamped panel. Next, I used foam tape to adhere the colored panel over the second stamped panel, making sure to align images for a seamless transition between the two.

To finish, I adhered the card front to a panel of Peach Bellini cardstock which I then adhered to a card base.

Thank you so much for coming by!

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