Add Highlights to Flowers With Copics

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See a quick and easy way to add highlights to flowers with Copics for beautiful results!

Today we are sharing this beautiful mini slimline birthday card from Melinda. Melinda is showing off a very simple but effective way to add highlights to flowers with Copics and we can’t get over how just this one quick little step adds so much dimension! Let’s get right into it!

Melinda started by making her mini slimline card base by creating the base and then using Sonata Color Fuse Ink from Set #8, blended it over the front of the card base for a soft peek-through effect. (You can, of course, make your base out of pale blue card stock but that ink blending is just so delicious!)

She then cut a piece of white card stock with our Mini Slimline Cover #2 die and adhered it to her card base.

Next she stamped the florals from our New Friends set and die cut them, adding a piece of low tack tape over the back of the die cut piece to hold them in place while she colored them in. PRO TIP: Cutting first helps make sure you don’t color the whole image and then mess up the die cutting.

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Melinda colored her flowers today with deep pinks, starting with her darkest shade around the interior lines of the stamped images.

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Then she added in her next deepest shade, blending over the darker color to create those beautiful shadows.

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Now here’s where Melinda’s magical method to add highlights to flowers with Copics come to life! She used some bright orange and yellow ink to add her highlights. Just add these touches where the light would hit the petals and don’t worry about blending yet.

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Once she filled in her blossoms, she took her lightest shade and colored over all her flowers to blend the colors together without diluting the shades.

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Melinda mounted her die cut elements on opposite corners with foam tape, allowing them to overhang the edge and then trimmed off the excess. Melinda stamped a birthday sentiment from our Happy Birthday set and cut it out with one of the shapes from our Small Tags Die set. She then cut a larger shape from a piece of patterned paper from our Off the Grid 6 X 6 Paper Pad and adhered them together. Trim off the excess floral bits.

She added her sentiment with more dimensional adhesive and as a last little detail, added a touch of a gold gel pen over the centers of the flowers for just a touch of shine. SO pretty!

Here are the things from our store that Melinda used to make this pretty card:

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We love seeing this simple way to add highlights to flowers with Copics and think it gives an added layer of texture and dimension to these pretty flowers. And you don’t even have to be a “professional stamper” to get the beautiful effect! Did this make your list?

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