Hey folks! This is Cynde Whitlow and I’m from The Pink Envelope. Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m here today to share a video, where I show you how I make a card using the Bird On Cherry Branch Dies by Sharyn Sowell and Copic Coloring. If you’re interested in seeing what I did with the Botanical Butterfly and the Botanical Dragonfly you can see those here and here.
I started by die cutting the entire Bird On Cherry Branch Die Set from alcohol friendly cardstock. I chose bold bright colors for al of my coloring. I knew I wanted the bird to be blue and the cherries red, so I picked the other colors around those two.
When you are coloring with alcohol markers, it’s always a good idea to have a piece of scrap paper underneath your work. If you color over a nonporous surface the ink that’s saturating through your cardstock has no place to go so it tries to reabsorb through you cardstock and it can cause you colors to bleed.
I colored the die cut the flowers and leaves from Bird On Cherry Branch as well. I added dimensional foam tape to the flowers to build them up so they would look more dimensional once I attached them to the larger die cut.
To give the cherries a little more character, I added some lacquer to them and let them dry. Do be sure they are completely dry before you add any foam tape to the back.
For my panel, I did some ink blending with a blue ink. I started in the lower left of the panel and made sure to fade it out to white in the upper right. Once that was done, I splattered some shimmer spray across the front.
I made sure to trim my card panel down 1/8” on all sides, then stamped a sentiment in black dye ink. Then I attached the entire bird die cut to the front of the ink blended panel.
Using the same ink that I used for ink blending, I stamped a diagonal stripe background another 4.25”x 5.5” panel.
Watch video tutorial below or on YouTube to learn how to make this project.
Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Coic Markers, Nuvo Craft Adhesive, Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide, Gold Shimmer Spray, Dimensional Foam Tape, Double Sided Adhesive, Studio Kaita Silver Foil Crsytals, Craft Pick, Craft Stylus.
That’s it folks! I truly hope you enjoyed my cards today! I look forward to using more of the Flower Garden Collection. Thanks again so much for stopping by!
Until next time!