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Multi-Color Copic Flower

Copic Flower

Hi All,

For today’s card, I wanted to use multiple colors on a single flower. I love the combination of pink and yellow. I tried lots of different combinations before deciding on these colors and in what order to apply them. I used 3 pinks and one pale yellow. I think you could use the same technique with pale yellow and 3 blues, 3 purples, or 3 oranges.

I really like the background created by the Woodland Frame die. Although I left it white, the sophisticated detail really gave the card some interest without pulling focus away from the flower. My original vision of this card had black and white flowers behind the main flower. However, that design turned out to be too busy – I really wanted to keep the eyes on the multi-colored flower.

I got my Simon Says Stamp order today – yahoo! It’s still packaged up, sitting on my kitchen counter right now. I am waiting for the perfect time to open it and enjoy every second of it. Everyone else would think that’s weird except for you guys. 🙂

One more thing – I added back the requirement for a URL into the June Challenge link-up. If I don’t require a URL, only the thumbnail gets saved. No one can click on it, and you can barely see it. I want to be able to fully enjoy your awesome work. I hope this isn’t too inconvenient. If you don’t already have a Pinterest or Flickr account, it’s quite easy to open one up.

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: Y11, R81, R83, R85, G28, YG25

Altenew Floral Motifs
Altenew Floral Motifs
SSS Woodland Frame
SSS Woodland Frame
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Mylar ShimsSizzix Mylar Shim MISTI
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals


  1. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 9:08 am


    This was such an effective card I really love it! And I also really love the stamp set you chose and the colours of Copic markers you used.

  2. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Mary Jane

    Beautiful card.

  3. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Jennifer Stark

    I just put the frame on my Pinterest wish list! Thank you.

  4. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 1:38 pm


    Does this shout “stunning” or what? Darlene, it is so lovely. Can’t wait to see what you might do with the other flowers in that set. Thanks for another great tutorial.

  5. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 1:48 pm


    Love this flower Darlene, you make it look to easy to color with Copics. I like the fact that you encased this lovely flower in that die cut frame and that you left it white, you are right, this way it doesn’t take any attention from the main image but still looks amazing around it.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful and easy card.

  6. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 2:34 pm


    what a gorgeous card Darlene!

  7. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Carol Mac

    Love the card….I could watch you colour all day long!

  8. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 3:30 pm


    Beautiful. I love that frame. I’ve been wanting to experiment with using multiple colors on flower petals. I don’t know if it’s user error or that the Spectrum Noir markers just don’t blend as easily as copics, but I can’t seem to get it done to where I like it. Hmmmm…. I know…practice, practice, practice! lol

  9. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 4:00 pm


    Thank you. This is such a pretty card.

  10. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 4:26 pm


    Thank you for the wonderful card. The Woodland frame is now on my buy list.

  11. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Carol B

    Gorgeous, great Copic technique blending and flicking, love it.

  12. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 5:13 pm


    Your coloring is gorgeous, I love pink and yellow too. Will have to try this!
    Can’t WAIT to see what you got in your Simon order!

  13. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 5:54 pm


    Beautiful coloring, Darlene. Just love the flower and how it turned out. That is a really cute die, too! Thanks for sharing! =)

  14. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 6:20 pm


    Just beautiful. Love that frame.

  15. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 7:11 pm


    Your flower coloring is fabulous! Love that color combination of the yellow and pinks, with the resulting orange in between. Just a word of caution, though. You mentioned this could work well with pale yellow and purples. Since yellow and purple are complementary colors, they could easily create mud if you don’t do it carefully. I suppose if your purples were pale enough it might work. Just proceed with caution! 🙂 Anyway, just wanted to tell you how beautifully elegant your card is. Tfs! ~ Andrea

  16. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 7:20 pm


    Gorgeous Card ! I LOVE your videos. You explain so thoroughly. Thank you !

  17. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Robin L

    Beautiful card! Love the layout. I have the die. Thanks for the ispiration to use it in a way I would not have thought of.

  18. wrote on June 5th, 2015 at 10:29 pm


    Thank you,, Darlene! What a beautiful card! I do love to watch you blend your colors …you are teaching me so many things!

  19. wrote on June 6th, 2015 at 5:49 am


    So pretty. I love how you colored the flower.

  20. wrote on June 6th, 2015 at 7:39 am


    Thank you Darlene, I love this card but especially the colours you choose. I don’t have that Altenew stamp but tried them with Altenew Whimsical flowers and also with My Favorite Things Spring Tulips which came out sensational! I could really do with some more suggestions for ‘different’ copic colour combinations like this (rather than the usual matching copic colours if you know what I mean). Can I ask for some more ideas? many thanks

    • wrote on June 7th, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Shirley. I used multiple colors on this card and this card (the dots are a different color). I’ll have to keep this in mind and try to do a few more.

      • wrote on June 9th, 2015 at 6:14 am


        thanks Darlene, I tried the colours from the Happy Stamp today on MFT lily and it came out really lovely, thank you!

  21. wrote on June 6th, 2015 at 1:02 pm


    Gorgeous card Darlene ! I got the Misti tool from MSP and looove it !

  22. wrote on June 7th, 2015 at 2:23 am


    Love it! Great copic colorant technique too.

  23. wrote on June 7th, 2015 at 2:34 am


    Really pretty great tech tutorial. Thank you

  24. wrote on June 7th, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Susan Berry

    Such a beautiful card. Love how you colored the flower. Thanks for sharing.

  25. wrote on June 7th, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Brenda L.

    What a beautiful card Darlene! I love watching you color, hoping it may rub off on me if I watch long enough. lol I love that die cut frame too, that is so beautiful. Hugs, Brenda

  26. wrote on June 7th, 2015 at 11:39 pm


    Oh Darlene! This card is just incredibly gorgeous. You’ve inspired me! I really want this stamp set and want to try your method for coloring this flower. Absolutely stunning! And the frame is just perfect. I really adore it. I get very intimidated at coloring flowers with Copics bc I never know how to color them, which direction, where to add shadows, where to add veins, etc. I’m so inspired by this. Thanks so much. Xo

    • wrote on June 9th, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thank you Mary! I hope you’ll try it! 🙂

  27. wrote on June 8th, 2015 at 7:10 pm


    Oh so pretty!! Love the Copic combo! Will be trying using different colors too. Thanks for another inspirational card! Julie L

  28. wrote on June 9th, 2015 at 5:57 am


    Hi Darlene, you’ve done it again. I am really enjoying your videos your explanations are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Glenismaree

  29. wrote on June 9th, 2015 at 4:42 pm


    This is such a beautiful elegant card, Darlene! Just love, love, LOVE your superb colouring – thanks so much for sharing this technique!
    Love and hugs

  30. wrote on June 20th, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Jeanette Kirby

    Another beautiful card Darlene, I so enjoy watching your videos and have learned so much since becoming a member of your site. I can’t afford to buy copics at the moment, they are on my birthday list though! I do have some intense pencils though and use them very often to colour after watching your videos. I love the style of sentiment on this card and have been looking for something similar, can you tell me what the stamp set is?

    • wrote on June 22nd, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Oh, I forgot to link to that stamp set! The sentiment came from Simon Says Stamp Artful Flowers. It’s a wonderful set that I’ve used multiple times. You can enter “artful flowers” into the search box to see them all.

  31. wrote on July 3rd, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Miss Robin


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