Video: Creative Coloring with Erum: Adding Details to Die-Cuts

by Erum Tasneem

Hi there everyone!

Today I will be using the Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom Coordinating Dies for my project. I have colored die-cuts before with watercolors and also with Artist Markers. But today I will be adding detailing to the die-cuts like I do with stamps.

Altenew Peony Blossom Dies | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0So, I cut a bunch of die-cuts for one flower out of Solar White Cardstock. And I used the Artist Markers in Shades of Purple to color the petals starting with Midnight Violet Artist Marker.

The notches on the Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom are already there as guides for where to add shadows. This is where I will add the darkest color, Midnight Violet. Then I blended it out with Deep Iris Artist Marker, extending the lines…moving towards the flower center.

Altenew Peony Blossom Dies | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0I also added the darkest color next to the flower center and then blended it out with lighter shades.

For the flower center, I used the colors from Summer Afternoon Artist Markers. For the leaves, I used the Green Fields Artist Markers. I started with the darkest color Evergreen, adding it to the notches, building the veins and midrib with a very light hand and then blended it out with Forest Glades Artist Marker which I will further blend with Frayed Leaf Artist Marker.

Altenew Peony Blossom Dies | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0For the background, I added a color wash of Parrot and Forest Glades watercolor. Next, I added partial stamping with the Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set and Bamboo Crisp Dye Ink.

I also altered the Mandala Die to add as an accent when arranging the floral dies.

Altenew Peony Blossom Dies | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0In the end, I added black paint splatters to balance the Label Love sentiment.

You can watch the video below or on YouTube to find out how I colored the die-cuts.

Video: Creative Coloring with Erum: Adding Coloring Details to Die-Cuts


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Patricia Wilson November 25, 2018 - 11:14 AM

Your coloring is so beautiful. This flower was just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing that with us.

Billie A November 25, 2018 - 1:10 PM

Beautiful. I love the colors and your background is awesome. Gorgeous card. Thanks for the video.

Mary W November 25, 2018 - 1:26 PM

I wish I had ‘uninspired days’ like you did – that card is gorgeous!

Karthikha Uday November 25, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Wow! Gorgeous!!

Cheryl O November 25, 2018 - 3:58 PM

That’s gorgeous!! Enjoyed seeing your coloring technique. Thank you!!

Henriëtte November 25, 2018 - 5:18 PM

Awesome Erum and thank you for this lesson of great colouring flowers.

Celeste Goff November 25, 2018 - 6:13 PM

Wow Erum, your coloring on this card is simply amazing!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe November 26, 2018 - 1:13 AM

Love your wonderful inspiration!

Craft Crazed November 26, 2018 - 5:51 PM

I love, love your style!

Conniecrafter November 27, 2018 - 10:08 AM


Bev Page December 4, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Hi Erum – thanks so much for the tip! How beautiful is this card? Love your colour choices and the pop of black and white stripes on the side just makes the flowers stand out even more. You never disappoint.


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