CAS featuring Hero Arts Magnolia

As you probably know, the 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker is winding down. I have several images I’ve colored over the past 27 days that haven’t made it on to cards yet. I decided to put one of those images to use for my card today. I colored this beautiful magnolia image from Hero Arts on Day 21 of the challenge.

Mel's Card Corner | CAS featuring Hero Arts Magnolia

I started by stamping the magnolia image on some Neenah Solar White cardstock using Premium Black Hybrid Ink from After letting the ink dry for a bit, I colored the flower and leaves using Copic markers.

I mostly stuck with pale grays for the flower, but added in a few pops of yellow and pink to give it a more realistic look. Once all the coloring was finished, I cut it out using the coordinating die.

Mel's Card Corner | CAS featuring Hero Arts Magnolia

For the background, I masked off a 1/2″ border across the top and down either side of the card front. Using one of the Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios, I blended on some Caribbean ink from letting it fade to white about 3/4ths of the way down the card. I then blended on some Oasis near the top to darken it up just a bit. Both of these inks can be found in the Cyan Group of inks.

I used one of the sentiments from the Lots to Say stamp set released last month from Concord and 9th. I stamped it using the same black hybrid ink I used to stamp the flower. I then added a few black splatters across the card at a diagonal to bring to viewers eye down from the sentiment across the card. After letting the splatters dry, I adhered the floral die cut to the lower right corner of the card using foam squares and trimmed away any overhang using my scissors.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …

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