Cardmaking, Die Cutting, EBE by Brandi Kincaid, EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen

Creating Custom Colored Sentiments

Do you struggle to find colored cardstock that matches your finished coloring? Here’s a fun tip on creating custom colored sentiments from EH Ambassador, Jessica Frost-Ballas!

Good morning! Jessica Frost-Ballas here with a cheery floral card featuring one of my favorite sets: Mondo Pansy! To start I stamped Mondo Pansy onto a panel of white cardstock with copic-friendly intense-ified black ink from Hero Arts. I let it dry for a few minutes and then colored the image with copic markers. I used the following colors for my petals: BV000, BV01, BV02, BV13, BV04, BV08, BV29; for the flower centers: Y11, Y15, and Y17; and for the leaves: G20, G21, G24, and G28!

I colored the whole petal with my lightest marker first and then added my second darkest marker around the edges for a little shading. I blended out to my lightest color and then added just a hint of my darkest color (BV29) to deepen the shadows. Then I repeated the process with the leaves. On the closed blooms I left out BV000, BV01, and BV02. Once I was done coloring I die-cut the panel with the largest Essentials 4 Bar Rectangles die set!

Next I trimmed a piece of yellow plaid paper from an MFT patterned paper pad down to an A2 panel and adhered the pansy piece. Next I die-cut the sentiment from Mondo Hello three times from white cardstock. I colored each die-cut with my BV13 marker. Then I added shading at the bottom with BV08 and BV04. This created an ombre sentiment that I stacked and adhered together to create a thick chipboard-like word. I also went around the edges of the die-cut with my BV13 marker so there were no white edges. Finally, I adhered it to my panel to finish the card!

I hope that inspires you to try customizing your sentiments to match your cards! You could even color a label or tag in the colors of your project and then white or metallic heat-emboss a sentiment over it! Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!



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