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Two-Layer Flower

Two Layer Flower

Hi All!

Since Wednesday’s video was a little long, I wanted to go with a clean and simple card today. But, I wanted to add a little something special to it. So, I added a few panels with the same flower on top of the original flower. Watch the video to learn how to get everything lined up. Here is a close-up of the overlap:

Two Layer Flower

Plus, I touched one of my clean, white panels with my inky finger. So frustrating. But I managed to fix it – yay!

The size of my panels are:
– 2 3/8″ x 3 1/4″ (upper left)
– 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (upper right)
– 1 7/8″ x 4″ (bottom)
There is a 1/8″ gap between all the panels.

Enjoy the video and have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

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Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Intense Pencil used: Fushia

Greetings and Succulents
Greetings and Succulents
SSS Friendly Flowers
SSS Friendly Flowers
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Inktense Pencils
DB|SSS
Stampin' Up!Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
EH|SSS
Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stamp-a-ma-jig
SSS|SU
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Vellum
Vellum
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
EH|SSS
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Pearls
Pearls
Copic Sketch 110 Marker
Copic Sketch 110 Marker
EH|SSS
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Dimensionals

Comments

  1. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Oopsadaisy

    Wow! Love this technique!! Thanks so much Darlene.

  2. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    swimbikerunat60

    WOW!! Darlene, what a visually interesting and beautiful card, at first glance I thought it was complicated to do but you made it look so easy. I love this little succulents, they are beautiful and hardy plants.
    This is a CAS card, but it packs a punch.
    Thank you for sharing, I will totally CASE it!!!
    Maria.

  3. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    swimbikerunat60

    Oh, and by the way, great tip on how to remove little smudges, LOL!! been there, done that!!! Water color paper is very forgiving when you do this. Great job!!

  4. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Diana

    Love this card, Darlene. Can’t wait to try it. Such an interesting design. Thanks for sharing.

  5. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Nataliea

    What a beautiful technique! I am just LOVING your new site. I joined for the year and am so glad I did. You always give such great inspiration. ❤️
    Natalie

  6. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Carol B

    Beautiful! Love the look of the flower under the panels.

  7. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Sherry W.

    I am curious to know why you chose to use Inktense pencils vs Peerless watercolor or Distress markers. Any particular reason or you just felt like using the pencils this time? (Love the card, BTW. :-))

    • wrote on February 1st, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      I used Inktense here because the pencils allow me to have really precise control over where the colors go. That way, I can apply just a little color at the base of each petal without worrying that too much will dropped by a brush full of Peerless. Distress markers directly to paper would also work well here, but I knew the Inktense was going to give me a brighter result that would stand out against the white background.

    • wrote on February 19th, 2015 at 9:12 am

      mamandine

      I miss the “like” button from youtube ! hihihi

  8. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Pattie S

    I remain in awe of your skills. Gorgeous.

  9. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    efrat100

    Beautiful. Every time you use the colored pencils it makes me want to go and use mine as well… Love the card.

  10. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    BrendaH

    Love this technique! So very useful for every type of card or stamp! Thank you!!

  11. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Mily Avon

    You inspire me to do more water coloring. Great Job. Such a simple technique yet looks intricate.

    Thanks,

    Mily

  12. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Barb M.

    Just beautiful! I love the technique. I am so enjoying your new blog. Thanks.

  13. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    SHELLY

    wonderful !!

  14. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    lovinpaper

    I enjoyed this video very much. I am wondering why you used Memento Ink when you were water coloring? Since it is dye based, I thought it would move with the water. Maybe I need to get my pencils out and try it.

    • wrote on February 1st, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      I usually heat-emboss my outline before coloring to be sure no bleeding happens. However, if I won’t be heat embossing, I use Memento. I haven’t had any problems with it bleeding.

  15. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Laura Norris

    This is so pretty Darlene! You do amazing work with watercolor. I think this technique would be great on just about any kind of stamp. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. wrote on January 30th, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    jennyjo88

    Great technique to make a simple stamped image pop! Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. wrote on January 31st, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Jennifer Stark

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I am going to try this technique this weekend. It’s Super Bowl weekend…I’ll be locked in my craft room away from all things football!!!!

  18. wrote on January 31st, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    tlwillo

    Love, love, love this card. I’ve always loved the results from similar techniques, and have never been able to nut out how it was done. You’ve made it look so easy. Thank you so much – I’ll be trying this out for sure.

  19. wrote on January 31st, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    shellsq922@comcast.net

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing the technique.

  20. wrote on January 31st, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Tina

    Love this idea. I was wondering your reasons for using Versafine & then Momento?? I too wondered the images would bleed?? once coloured. Thanks for sharing x

    • wrote on February 1st, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Tina. I always use Versafine with my clear stamps, except when I’m going to watercolor or Copic-color them. To be honest, I forgot I was going to be coloring the bottom one! If I had remembered, I would have used my Memento. 🙂

  21. wrote on February 1st, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Beau

    Darlene this is absolutely gorgeous! I love it and I hope you don’t mind but I am totally making this card to give to my amazing mother! Question though about the watercoloring with the Inktense pencils. Why start with the water at the edge of the petal (or white part) and work your way in, wouldn’t it be easier to start where the color is and fade it out towards the edge of the petal? Just wondering, is there was a specific reason for that?

    TFS this is wonderful!

    • wrote on February 1st, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Beau. I start in the white area because it wets the “blank area” so the color can be pulled into it without water stains. Plus, whenever I start in the dark area, my brush gets too much color on it and my petals tend to become all one color. Hope that makes sense.

      • wrote on February 2nd, 2015 at 12:34 am

        Beau

        Yes actually that makes perfect sense thank you. I didn’t think about the watermarks so that was the missing piece for me lol Thank You 🙂

  22. wrote on February 1st, 2015 at 9:45 am

    KatieC

    THANK YOU for showing this technique! I’ve seen the layering with panels and just could not figure out how to do it. Mystery solved!

    Also, I’m so pleased to be a member here–yours were the very first “how to” vids I ever watched on you-tube, and in my opinion continue to be some of the best. Plus, you have a great voice!

    • wrote on February 1st, 2015 at 9:22 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thanks Katie! 🙂

  23. wrote on February 1st, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    valscrap

    waouuuuu ! Fabulous ! Thank you !

  24. wrote on February 3rd, 2015 at 3:21 am

    niki

    Ah! that is really lovely 🙂

  25. wrote on February 4th, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    MezzoKat

    Beautiful card, great tutorial! Thanks, Darlene.

  26. wrote on February 8th, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    SIMPLYCRAFTYFRENCH

    Beautiful card Darlene, and clever ! TFS a ink intense pencils coloring tip ! I am waiting my order with those pencils this week ! So excited to play with !

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