Sunday, December 23, 2018

Holiday Wishes Copic Colored Winter Card

This sweet image by Dreamerland Crafts reminds me of clear winter nights, looking up at the stars. This could be a holiday card or a simple winter greeting card just by changing the sentiment. I haven't done much Copic coloring on kraft colored cardstock; this Neenah Desert Storm version is lighter than most kraft cardstocks. I think it turned out pretty well. I used 100 lb for the card base but 80 lb for the image. I buy the 250 packs since they are a much better deal than the smaller packs. You have to adjust the colors a bit, compared to working on white, specially the skin colors. Keep a scrap piece handy to test colors.

This card looks even better in person - the glitter really adds some sparkle magic. I was tempted to add glitter to the stars but thought they might look too much like snowflakes.

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Making the Card

1. Cut Neenah Desert Storm 80 lb cardstock to about 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (I had this piece on hand) - I like to have extra room around the image for die cutting. Using a Stamp Platform, stamp Holiday Wishes (Dreamerland Crafts) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Use a .3 black Copic Multiliner SP to create hills around the subjects.

2. Color image with Copic markers (see Supply list for colors I used). Use white Gelly Roll pens to add stars to the sky.

3. Die cut image with largest Small Dotted Circle Stackables die. Die cut white glittered cardstock (Recollections) with largest Large Dotted Circle Stackables die. Adhere image to glittered circle using dimensional tape. Set aside until step 5.

4. Cut Neenah Desert Storm 100 lb cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; fold in half to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base.

5. Cut shown background sheet from Checking it Twice (Teresa Collins) to 4 x 4 3/4 inches. This sheet has beautiful red glitter decorating the top (there's also a strip at the bottom of the 12x12 sheet). Adhere to card base. Using VersaMark ink and a Stamp Platform, stamp "Happy Holidays" sentiment (Dreamerland Crafts, Holiday Wishes) on piece of Neenah Desert Storm 80 lb cardstock. Emboss with Red Tinsel Embossing Powder. Trim to a strip; adhere where shown. Adhere image circle where shown.

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