I love to color, or should I say, “I’d love if I could color!” LOL! I do try when there’s stamp set that I really like and that was the case with Simon’s “Thankful Flowers” stamp set that came in one of their card kits.

I do love flowers and when I was photographing out with my hubby, I always looked for opportunities to take pictures of them. As a newbie to cardmaking, I’m trying to grow my stamp set collection with as many flower stamps as I can get. They’re great to practice coloring on as well.

This stamp set comes with a large flower cluster that I used on these cards. I decided to stamp a portion of the cluster on the top and bottom of my cards with the sentiment in between and I really love the final outcome.

Copic Coloring Flowers with Simon Says Stamp "Thankful Flowers" Stamp Set
Copic Coloring Flowers with Simon Says Stamp "Thankful Flowers" Stamp Set

Again, I’m not the greatest with Copics so this was one of my first attempts and I didn’t do as much blending as I would like to do but I still like how it turned out. I tried to use light to medium to dark red for the flowers. I didn’t do much to the leaves, in fact I didn’t try to blend them at all. I think I was nervous that I’d mess them up!

Colors I used were the Copic Sketch (R27, R29, R59) and R89 Dark Red for the center. I went with G94 for the leaves and it’s also part of a trio set I bought from AZ.

For the sentiments, they came from a different stamp set by Simon called “Leafy Frames“. This is another one of my favorite sets. I stamped the sentiments on an angle between the flowers and added some red enamel dots by WPlus9 to finish them off. I also added a little shine to the flowers with shimmer spray.

Check out this post too →  Stenciling, Coloring and a Little Foiling

Before I adhered the card fronts to the base, I colored around the edges to form a border with my Copic marker.

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