Today I'm finding a creative way to use a whole lot of little pieces of leftover blending card, it's too good to just throw out! While I've used Christmas colours to decorate the pieces of card, you could easily use any colour, or even multi-colours. This layering technique is very flexible and you could incorporate previously coloured pieces, re-coloured pieces or even pieces that would have gone in the rubbish. Go crazy creating your very own inky petals to use on a Copic Layered Flower.
- Copic Various Inks: YR04, R35, RV32, R27 and Colorless Blender
- Copic Markers: R27, R35 and R89
- X-Press It Clear Gel Glue
- X-Press It Blending Card
- X-Press it Glitter - Gold and Crystal
- FabScraps Stencils - C73 Stars
- AtYou Spica Pen - Red
- Stamps: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas text, Stamps by Judith - Snow and Snowflake
Drip R35 and RV32 onto half of your card, spray with Colorless Blender, then drip on a little more R35. While still wet, tilt the card to make the colours run - set aside to dry. From now on I'll call this Piece #1
Cut pieces from #1 into the shape of leaves or Poinsettia petals - make these all a similar size, set aside.
On the remaining pieces of card, draw and colour leaf shapes, then randomly scribble using Copic Markers: R27, R35 and R89. From now on I'll call this Piece #2
Keep working on Piece #2 - drip R27 and YR04 onto the coloured areas then flick and drip with colourless blender - the more patterning from the colorless blender the better!
Using the Star stencil and Delicate Golded Glitz ink add stars to Piece 2.
Cut piece #2 into petals, make these larger and smaller than those already cut from piece #1. Half of your leaves you will use the front and half the flip side - for extra variety in your patterns and colours.
Use the red Spica pen to draw veins onto all of the petals for extra interest.
Use R89 to edge all of the petals to add definition, this step is important to the look of your finished flower.
To create a background for your card, write or draw using X-Press It Glue Pen (you could also stamp) and sprinkle micro-fine glitter over wet glue. I used the Crystal glitter from X-Press It.
Create the layered flower, using X-Press It Clear Gel Glue to adhere petals to card and then leave to dry. Shape the petals with your fingers as you glue them together to create a 3D effect. Create the flower center by coating small domes with clear gel glue and gold micro-fine glitter.
Trim the petals as needed and mount the front flower panel onto coordinating red cardstock, if you don't have the right colour - you can colour some white card using your Copic markers!
With the combination of Copic colours, glitter and gold ink the result is fabulous!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.