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Beautiful Just Because Florals with Jenny Colacicco

Hi everyone! It's Jenny here, so excited to be back here on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog after what seems like forever! There's no place like home though right?!

Today I have two floral lovelies for you featuring the same Copic color combo, but a different look.  The stamps I'm featuring today are Hero Arts Togetherness Flower Bouquet and Pinkfresh Studio Just Because.

If you're interested in the Copic colors I used, I've included a photo below!  I used these on both of my cards.   I stamped them both in Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Black Shadow which is my FAVORITE ink for Copic Coloring.   I have tried lots of different types and this one stamps very blackly, sharply, and I can color almost immediately without any smearing.  I also use Xpress-It Blending Card.  I have tried other paper types but I always end up with bleeding outside of my stamped images.

For my first card, I colored in the main bouquet image and then trimmed it out, leaving a border (there is a co-ordinating die available if you don't love fussy cutting).  I decided to grab some patterned paper that was similar in color to the image itself, this is the Altenew Enchanting Washes paper pad.

To add some foliage in the background, I heat embossed another flower image in the background using WOW! Embossing Rose Glintz, just large enough to have some leaves peeping out around the edges in a tone on tone look  - I used an image from Gina K.

To frame my image,  I die cut the PinkFresh Studio Pretty Frames 2 from white cardstock,  and popped one of the frames up. between the image and the patterned paper.  To finish, I heat embossed in WOW! Embossing Opaque Bright White a sentiment from the stamp set onto black cardstock and trimmed it out. I also snipped the corners to match the frame.   As a finishing touch I added some Phoenix sequins by Catherine Pooler,  some Honeybee Stamps gems, and some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Rosewater. 

My next card uses several of the. same supplies. I stamped and colored the image from the Pinkfresh Studio stamp set as before.   I actually stamped it twice using my MISTI to create a frame. I also used the black ink to stamp the sentiment prior to coloring. The sub-sentiment is stamped in Coral Berry ink from Altenew which is a perfect match for some of the Copic colors I used.

To finish the card, I outlined the florals with grey Copic to give the illusion of a shadow and dimension. I then went crazy with embellishments using the same ones as before.

Hope you like the cards, and that I managed to inspire you!

Jenny x


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