Who knew just DOTS could create such realistic Copic colored lilies?
There are a few tutorials out there that show you how to make realistic Copic colored lilies using a variety of stamps but we haven’t seen any that have yielded flowers that look like you could just pick them right off the card! Carol is sharing her one simple but incredibly impactful Copic marker tip that has us having to close our mouths with our hands! Let’s dive in!
Carol started with her card construction. She created her mini slimline card base from white card stock and layered a hot pink card stock over that. For her pretty textural element, Carol cut another piece of white card stock with our Mini Slimline Cover #2 and adhered that over her pink layer.
Now she got to the fun part – her Copic colored lilies! She stamped the flowers from our Birthday Lilies set with Copic friendly ink onto white card stock. She colored these lilies with two shades of hot pink – RV04 and RV02 – using the darker shade to color in areas that would be deeper in the shape of the petal. She then went in with the lighter shade all around the darker to add that natural shading, leaving the outside edges white as with real Stargazer lilies.
Here’s where she added that simple magical touch that turns these from beautifully colored lilies to ones that you can almost smell in the air. She used Copic markers in shades RV09 and RV17 to add tiny dots down the centers of each petal, perfectly mimicking nature’s own details. You can see the enormous impact of this single additional step below.
Isn’t that just amazing? Those teeny details can sometimes be the single extra step that takes an already beautiful element into the WOW zone!
Carol then colored her stems and leaves with G28, G07, YG17, and YG13 Copic markers. When she’d added all her coloring, she fussy cut the images. She then stamped her choice of sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a scrap of white card stock and trimmed it into a close rectangle.
Carol adhered her larger floral element to the card front with dimensional adhesive and added her sentiment over the very bottom with more foam tape. She then tucked her smaller lilies into the arrangement with liquid glue.
For just a touch of texture, Carol added a few clear round gems around her sentiment and some Apple Green Nuvo Drops on the tips of the stamens in the centers of the lilies.
We are still amazed that such a small additional details took these realistic Copic colored lilies from pretty to pickable! Don’t you just want to go try this out now?