As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m really trying to work on improving my Copic coloring skills for skin, hair, and clothing. With that in mind, I purchased the Saying a Latte stamp set from Penny Black over the weekend at my local stamp store (Stamp Fever). For my first card created using this new stamp set, I went with this CAS (clean and simple) single layer card.
I started this card by stamping my image on some white cardstock using Rich Cocoa Memento ink. I love the softer line the Rich Cocoa ink gives vs. using Tuxedo Black. I learned this tip from Amanda during the Copic coloring class I took on Saturday. She uses Rich Cocoa for living things (people plants, animals, etc.) to give the stamped images a bit more warmth. I will definitely be doing this from now on as well because I love how it looks!
Next, I colored in my image using the following Copic marker colors:
- Hair: YR16, E99, E29
- Skin: E51, E11, BV00, R20
- Eyes: YG93
- Lips: R17, R37
- Nails: R17
- Top: R17, R37, R89
- Pants: Y28, E84, E87
- Coffee Mug: C2, C0, C00
- Outline: B01, B00, B0000
Next, I used my Mini Misti and some VersaFine Black Onyx ink to add the sentiment. Since I was stamping it partially over my colored image, using the Mini Misti allowed me to stamp it multiple times to get a nice dark sentiment. To help the sentiment that was over the colored image be more visible, I used a tip I learned from Kelly Latevola and outlined those letters using a white gel pen.
Since there was a lot of white space, I decided to add some splatters to give the card a little more texture. I covered my colored image using a couple of strips of 1-inch Post-It tape to protect it then flicked on some ink splatter using my Memento Tuxedo Black marker. I used some Blackberry twine from Maya Road to wrap around the top of the card a couple of times then tied it off in a simple small bow.
I used the other sentiment included with the set on the inside of my card. I also stamped it with the VersaFine Black Onyx ink. To finish off my card, I added a coat of clear Sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir to her lips, nails, and shirt then added a thin coat of Glossy Accents to her eyes and the coffee mug.
I’m entering this card in the following blog hop/challenges:
- Coffee Loving Cardmakers – I’m entering this in the Summer Coffee Lovers Hop.
- Share Joy Challenge – the current theme is a sketch and/or CAS card challenge. I opted for creating a CAS card.
Until next time …