Monday, February 29, 2016

JustRite Papercraft - Chrysanthemums Just Because Card with Tutorial

Hello everyone!  You all know I am a huge fan of watercolor cards and I have recently shared a few new ones with you.  I don't have a watercolor card to share with you today--BUT I have a card using Copic markers and the end result looks kind of like a watercolor card.  :)  Before I get started I have to say the inspiration for this card came from Jennifer McGuire.  Recently Jennifer shared a video where she did a technique called Negative Space Coloring.  In her video she talks about coloring the negative space instead of the stamped image and it gives your card or project a totally different look.  I just absolutely loved the look of the negative space coloring so I had to give it a try. But you all how much I love the look of watercolor cards so I added an extra step.  :)

Here is a look at the finished card.  I love this color combination of the light to medium pink and a coral pink.

To start I die cut a piece of  Hammermill Color Copy Dogital Cover paper using the largest die in the DIE-05033 JustRite Three In A Row set.  Then I used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the floral images from the CR-05028 Chrysanthemums Clear Stamps.  In the video (I will leave a link below) Jennifer uses the MISTI tool for her stamping.  I have the MISTI tool but I was only stamping one time for each flower and using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I started coloring the negative space (background) with the lightest Copic marker RV00 and I colored the entire piece.  Then I came in with the medium Copic color RV13 and colored the middle and then I blended it back out using the RV00 marker.  For the last and darkest color I used R22 on the bottom and then I blended the colored back out with RV13 and RV00.  

Like I said I love the look of watercolor and I just can't help myself lol.  So I used some of the 0-Colorless Blender to try and achieve the look of a watercolor with the water droplets.  First I put some of the colorless blender on my craft mat and then I used and old makeup brush to dab on some of the colorless blender.  Then I also added some to the paint brush to create larger droplets.  I just love how this piece turned out!

Next I wanted to add a touch of sparkle so I added the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the flowers.

To finish off the flowers I added Ranger Glossy Accents.

To finish off the card I added the watercolor piece to a black and pink cardstock mat.  Then I added those pieces to the white card front.  I stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner and added a thin strip of black paper.  Then I mounted everything to a pink card base.

To see Jennifer McGuire's video on Negative Space Coloring you can click HERE and you can click HERE to visit her blog.

This is a really quick, easy, and fun technique and I hope you will give it a try!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft CR-05028 Chrysanthemums Clear Stamps
Paper:  Hammermill Color Copy Dogital Cover (White), CS - Pink, Black
Ink/Markers:  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers - RV00, RV13, R22, 0 Colorless Blender. Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Dies:  DIE-05033 JustRite Three In A Row Dies
Accessories:  Paint Brush and Makeup Blush Brush (To Apply 0 Colorless Blender), Ranger Glossy Accents, Black Craft Foam, Scor-Tape


  1. great technique! I've missed your posts these past weeks. it's great to see "you" again.

  2. Great technique and thanks for sharing. Always loved learning something new.

    I wish there was another way to follow your blog. The updates are just loaded with advertisements, so many that sometimes I can't even find your update. Today there were 6 huge ads with images in the email. Very annoying. I have Adblocker installed but it won't block them in emails. But I will continue to follow you.


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