Many (leafy) Thanks

Hello crafty friends. I have a card and several card making hints for you today. If I were younger and hipper, I’d call them ‘Hacks” but I just can’t come at the word!!!

Hint 1: I’ve used a mix of Polychromos pencils and Copics for the colouring. This gives the images the best of both worlds. Copics are great for full rich colour that has great coverage, but are (frankly) rubbish at fine detail. Pencils are fabulous for fine details, but give a sketchier look, and that wasn’t what I wanted today. so I laid a single layer of one colour down in Copic and then filled in the shadows and stems with pencil.

I’ve added a drop shadow of sorts to each leaf which gives a lovely 3D touch to the images; they’re not quite so ‘floaty’

The leaf images came from two stamp sets, both from Pink and Main. They are Let’s Flamingle, and Beach Unicorn.

Hint 2: The sentiment uses an unrelated die that is from a Lanterns stamp set. The lanterns are stunning, and will be featuring on this blog very shortly, but one of the coordinating dies made a wonderful sentiment banner, when partial cut from both ends. Sometimes matching dies can have useful standalone shapes.

Hint 3: The sentiment from the Succulents stamp set was perfect. These sentiments have such delicate detail that there’s a knack to stamping them. I recommend using Pigment ink, like the Versafine Onyx Black that I used, and stamping with a very light pressure only.

This card also appears on the Pink and Main blog. Thank you so much for stopping by today. It really makes my day to see that people are interested in my little corner of the world. If you’d like to see more of my cards, they’re almost all here on Instagram.

Until next time, may there be plenty of green in your life.

Blessings,

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you so much for your support.

Pink and Main Layered Rectangle A2 Dies
Pink and Main Layered Rectangle A2 Dies
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Polychromos pencils
Polychromos pencils
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Copic Markers 36 set
Copic Markers 36 set
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Versafine Onyx black Ink
Versafine Onyx black Ink
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Pink and Main Beach Unicorn stamp
Pink and Main Beach Unicorn stamp
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Pink and Main Succulents stamp
Pink and Main Succulents stamp
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Pink and Main Let's Flamingle stamp
Pink and Main Let’s Flamingle stamp
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Pink and Main Lanters die
Pink and Main Lanters die
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