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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Update on Holiday Cards

Hi there1 I have been getting some requests on the colors and how I did the flowers, so I thought I would do a little tutorial on how I did my flowers for this card. Keep in mind I'm not very good at doing tutorials.

Here is how I started , using Melanie Muenchinger's set "A Year of Flowers" by Gina K. Designs, stamped the flower using London Fog Memento ink.

I then sponged the center and on upper part of the petals with New Sprout by Memento

Then I used Copic's R01 coloring the bottom part of the petal and blending into the green. Next I used R20 to darken and blend, as shown. The leaves were colored with YG13 then I added G24 and then 
a little YG67 for shaded areas. For the center of the flower, I used Orange and Yellow Stickles. After coloring the flowers and the leaves, I cut them out. I sponged the back panels with Cantaloupe by Memento and then Rose Bud over that. These colors make a gorgeous peach color that goes well with GKD card stock "Just Peachy. You can see how this was done on Theresa Momber's  tutorial here.
After seeing where I wanted the leaves placed I glued them down and cut out a few flower petals (just for a different look), then attached the flowers using pop-dots.  Well that is all and I hope it was helpful.


Olga said...

those flowers are beautiful , TFS!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

I really admired your card when you posted it and wondered how it was colored. Thanks for the tutorial.

Louise Fox said...

Not the run-of-the-mill poinsettia and I love things a bit different, but yet traditional. Thanks for the tutorial - and it is a good tutorial as I can now replicate it using "my style". Thanks and blessings.

Cheri said...

Great tutorial, Geri. These poinsettias are so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your A1 talent!

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naneruth said...

That was a wonderful tutorial. What a lovely card!