Monday, December 7, 2009

Lea's Winter Rose

I just love the mix of hard and soft elements that Lea has used to create this beautiful card! She is using her natural artistic eye to create a cohesive piece from seemingly unrelated individual facets. The pink on the tip of the rose and the pink of the ribbon match perfectly and really work to make the color "POP" and draw the eye straight to the focal point.

To create this piece Lea has called on several different elements and mediums. The first is her fantastic use of Copics! I have to tell you that the longer I work with the Design Team, the more excited I get about using these markers. Never before have I seen a marker that blends as easily as a chalk, yet gives a permanent velvety smooth finish. They are fantastic! Honestly if you try one you'll be hooked forever!

Look closely at the detail on the leaf. The shading done here is accomplished by coloring the area of the leaf with a medium toned Copic in green. Then, with a darker shade from the same color family, Lea went back through to shade her work and give it depth. If you have questions about how to do this technique or about choosing the right colors for your projects, then just ask! Lea or one of our other Copic Certified Design Team members will be happy to point you in the right direction. You can see a full list of available Copic styles and colors at CuttersCreek. Just Click Here to go straight there! With hundreds of colors, you are sure to find just the right one!

The accents on the berries are done using another popular Copic product, the Copic Spica. Spica pens are like Copics, but they are PACKED with bling. You can use them to add that extra little touch of sparkle to make specific elements of your project just jump off of the page. Much like Rhinestones, Copic Spicas can offer you that quick finishing touch that you need to make your project perfect! Spicas are available in two different color packs, or you can order an individual Clear Spica from CuttersCreek. Click Here to see the full line and learn more!

As always, if you have any questions for Lea about her gorgeous work, or for any member of the Design Team, don't hesitate to ask! We will be happy help!

Lea's Winter Rose was created using the following products:

  • Stamped Image by Printworks
  • Scissors by Tonic
  • Copics in - YG67, YG63, RV32, B32, 0, and E47
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

All of these products can be purchased directly from CuttersCreek!

Thank you Lea for sharing your beautiful work us!


  1. Very pretty Lea! I think this card would be perfect as a winter or holiday card.

    I am also a huge fan of the Copic Spica pens and will be buying my second set as soon as I can save up!

  2. Gorgeous Lea! I'm buying my first Copics soon! Can't wait!


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