GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another card featuring the Vital Rose digital stamp by Power Poppy. I’ve been playing with no-line coloring and thought that this would be a great image to use.
The Vital Rose image comes with a no line version where the usual black lines are considerably lighter. I lightened them further (because apparently I like a good challenge). I kept a reference copy of the image nearby to help.
There is a fabulous video by Cindy Lawrence in which she colors this same image in shades of blue. She started by determining the darkest areas of each petal across the entire rose. I couldn’t visualize that, so I started from the center of the rose and worked petal by petal. It took awhile to complete and was pretty painstaking, but the end result was worthwhile.
Once I was finished coloring the image, I stamped a sentiment from the Floribunda stamp set by Power Poppy in Versafine ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I trimmed the image using the Nordic Frame die set by The Greetery. I layered the image with a gingham paper from the Tiny Check 6×6 paper pack by My Favorite Things.
It’s important to remember that sometimes Copic coloring has an ugly stage. I’ve learned that I just have to keep going and work past it. After all, it’s only ink and paper. If it’s still ugly in the end, then I can just throw it away.
I won’t say that it was quick and easy, but I am pleased with the results.
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Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#; Tiny Check 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things
Stamp: Vital Rose (*) by Power Poppy; Floribunda (*) by Power Poppy
Ink: Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko
Die: Nordic Frame by The Greetery
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger
Copics: R24, R35, R37, R59 (rose); YG03, G24, G46 (leaves & stem)