“Color Your Day” lesson focused on including color to a card. I enjoy creating cards and other paper related projects that include that pop of color including even the smallest detail. The topic of this lesson was focused on using colors so I reached for my Copic alcohol markers.
I selected the Altenew Forevery Always stamp set and used the double poppy stems. My paper selection was Neenah white card stock which works well with Copic markers. I stamped the stems twice using black Memento ink and my MISTI stamping platform. I varied the placment of the stems and was ready to color the stamped stems. Starting with the lightest shade of orange for the buds and stems I colored in the images. Then I blended and shaded moving to the mid range and darker colors to create depth in the images.
When I finished I used the gradient dot Altenew stencil and Altenew sunkissed ink cube and a blending brush to apply the ink. I stamped an Altenew sentiment- Thinking of You- on white card stock, die cut the piece and inked the paper with the same ink I used on the stencil.
I created a window frame using two different sizes of the stitched rectangle dies I had. It was an A2 size to cover the front of the card. I used liquid white glue to position the window frame onto the colored piece. I assembled the card. The word tag I popped it up using foam tape. The last step that pulled it all together by adding dots to the open blooms using a black glaze pen.
What did I learn? Shading and blending add depth to the stamped poppy buds and focusing on a simple color palette.
- Altenew Forever and Always poppy set
- Altenew dot gradient stencil
- Altenew Sunkissed ink cube
- Altenew sentiment
- Copic markers- YG07 Acid Green, YG13 Chartreuse Green, Eii Barely Beige, YR21 Cream, YR02 Light Orange
- Memento black ink
- Neenah Solar White card stock
- My Favorite Things- stitched rectangle dies in several sizes
- 3M foam tape and double sided tape
- White glue
- Black glaze pen
- Blender brush