Coloring The Negative Space with Pretty Pink Posh Anemones. Video

Coloring The Negative Space with Pretty Pink Posh Anemones. Video

Hello! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was dedicated to cleaning my craft room, organizing, and purging the old supplies I no longer seem to use. It felt good!

Today I am sharing a duo of cards featuring Pretty Pink Posh Anemones stamps & coordinating dies. Anemones come in several colors, white anemones are probably the most beautiful of all. While white seems a very easy color to work with, it’s actually the hardest one to color on paper, especially if everything else you have happening on your project is white. In this video, I’ll show you how you can use a dark background to help these white flowers come to life with minimum effort and very quick coloring.

Coloring The Negative Space with Pretty Pink Posh Anemones. Video

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CARD DETAILS

I have 2 cards and 2 similar, yet different techniques – first one featuring a one layer card with masking and another one, in case you are not into masking, featuring die-cutting and layering.

ONE LAYER CARD – COLORING THE BACKGROUND WITH COPICS

To create my first project, Sending Happy Mail, I stamped anemones around the edges of a 4 1⁄4 x 5 1⁄2” white cardstock panel. Next, I created masks for flowers, masked them, and stamped leaves in between the open spaces. I removed masks and ended up having a beautiful floral frame for my card.

Coloring The Negative Space with Pretty Pink Posh Anemones. Video

To color these, I used the following Copic Markers:

  • G94, YG63 and G21 to color leaves;
  • B99 and B21 to color flower centers;
  • W1 and B000 to add hints of shadows where the petals overlap and meet.

Coloring white is very hard to do, this is something I am yet to master. Here you don’t have to be a pro at coloring white objects as we’ll add a blue background and our white images will come to life with very little effort and just minimal shading.

Coloring The Negative Space with Pretty Pink Posh Anemones. Video

Once my coloring was done I used the B99 marker and colored the entire background. Think of this as coloring the negative space. It does take time to apply all of the color, especially next to the stamped images as you need to go slow and be patient, but it really does look phenomenal in the end.

Coloring The Negative Space with Pretty Pink Posh Anemones. Video

Once my background coloring was finished I left my panel to dry for about 10 minutes. Next, I white heat embossed a sentiment – Sending You Happy Mail from the Happy Mail stamp set.

Coloring The Negative Space with Pretty Pink Posh Anemones. Video

I adhered my background on to an A2 white top folding card base; to dress this card up I used gold confetti and clear jewels. I couldn’t decide which of those embellishments I wanted to use, so I used both by first adhering the confetti piece and topping it with a jewel of the same size.

LAYERED CARD – USING COLORED CARDSTOCK

Not everyone wants to use their Copic markers to color background around the images as that takes a ton of ink and that is also time-consuming. Another way to go about this is to add your die-cut images onto a background made out of colored cardstock.

Coloring The Negative Space with Pretty Pink Posh Anemones. Video

I stamped several images I wanted to use for my 2nd card and once again colored using the same marker colors as before. Using coordinating dies I cut these out in my die cutting machine. This gave me beautiful stamped, colored, and die cuts pieces for my card. This also gave a white outline to each of my die cuts. Having a white outline can be very discarding for this project, so to eliminate it, I used a Copic marker once again and color-matched white outline to my background color.

Coloring The Negative Space with Pretty Pink Posh Anemones. Video

So here instead of coloring the entire background, I’m replacing the marker colored background with colored cardstock and only coloring the white die-cut outlines on my stamped images.

Coloring The Negative Space with Pretty Pink Posh Anemones. Video

This way your images and the background become one, they look as if they were done on the background directly and don’t have that white border that separates them from the base. This is not a trick that will work for every card design or every image, but this is very fitting for these gorgeous white anemones.

Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Pretty Pink Posh Anemones Clear Stamps
Pretty Pink Posh Anemones Clear Stamps
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Anemones Coordinating Dies
Pretty Pink Posh Anemones Coordinating Dies
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PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Thoughtful Greetings Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Thoughtful Greetings Stamp Set
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Happy Mail Clear Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Happy Mail Clear Stamp Set
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Rose Gold Confetti
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Rose Gold Confetti
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Jewels
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Jewels
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SSS | PPP
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock
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SSS
Hero Arts Misti Mini Black
Hero Arts Misti Mini Black
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Judikins Eclipse Art Masking Tape
Judikins Eclipse Art Masking Tape
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Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain
Copic Sketch Marker B000 Pale Porcelain
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SSS | AZ | BL
Copic Sketch Marker B99 Agate Dark Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B99 Agate Dark Blue
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SSS | AZ | BL
Copic Sketch Marker YG63 Pea Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG63 Pea Green
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SSS | AZ | BL
Copic Sketch Marker G21 Lime Green
Copic Sketch Marker G21 Lime Green
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SSS | BL
Copic Sketch Marker W1 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W1 Warm Gray
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SSS | AZ | BL
Copic Sketch Marker G94 Grayish Olive
Copic Sketch Marker G94 Grayish Olive
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SSS | AZ | BL
Copic Sketch Marker B21 Baby Blue
Copic Sketch Marker B21 Baby Blue
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SSS | AZ | BL
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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5 Comments

    1. Lovely cards. Thanks for the tip about coloring the outside of the die cuts to match the background on certain die cuts.

    1. Thanks, Yana, for making me take another look at the anemone set from PPP. I love your work and this video is no different. The cards are stunners!!

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