Hello crafty friends. I’m back with some Copic colouring today, as well as a favourite trick of mine for creating backgrounds. It’s been absolutely freezing here in Japan, so I’ve been both wearing ing colouring wool! There’s nothing like a wool jacket for keeping you warm when you’re out on your bicycle!
For today’s card I’ve used the ‘You Warm My Heart’ stamp set from Paper Rose Studios. I stamped the main image in Copic friendly ink. I knew from the start that I wanted to make a variegated ball of wool, so I chose three colours that would work together, and made sure that I had similar last numbers in each colour set, so that I could blend between colours. I then cut the image out with scissors, leaving a small border.
To make the background, I chose one of the small stamps from the set, and two similar colours of ink. To ‘colour’ the little balls of wool, I used the back of the stamp. Simply stick the stamp on your block upside down, and you have a solid stamp. This works best for stamps that are fairly symmetrical, like this one. Once I had stamped all the paler blocks of colour, I turned the stamp over and used the ‘correct’ side of the stamp. For this card I used Altenew Inks in Soft Lilac and Lavender Fields. Because the Lavender Fields is quite a bit darker than the Soft Lilac I stamped off on some scrap paper and used the second stamping for the card (Well, except for that once in the top right hand corner where I forgot!) A little white pencil toned most of the colour down!
The sentiment comes from the same stamp set, and I used a small purple border around both the sentiment and the main panel to frame them both. As always, I used foam tape to pop everything up, and then I added a few sequins to complete the card.
I hope that 2020 is starting out well for you. If you liked this card and would like to see more, feel free to visit my Instagram feed, where I post a lot more cards than make it to my blog.
Until next time, may your days be crafty (and free of fires and smoke if you’re in Australia right now)
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