Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Celebrate Today Card with Copic Colored Image

Hello and welcome! Some of you may be new to my blog since Dreamerland Crafts is introducing the 2019 design team and today is my day! This is a fun and fairly easy card to make. I will do a little paper piecing (just a little) to give it a more interesting look (it's the lazy way to color a dress!).

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Making the Card

1. If your Dreamerland Crafts Photographer stamp is new, I recommend conditioning it with a little VersaMark ink before using; just tap some on and wipe with a finger such that some of the stick stays on it. From the Doodlebug Hello Sunshine pad, find the brown pattern sheets shown, using the small print for the dress. Mount stamp on Stamp Platform - you may alternatively use an acrylic block but the Stamp Platform not only allows you to more precisely position the stamp but also re-stamp if it doesn't go well the first time. Use Tuxedo Black Memento Dew Drop ink pad to tap ink only in the dress area of the stamp (if using the full pad, you may want to mask off the other parts when inking then remove before stamping) and stamp in a corner of the patterned paper.

Optional: I recommend cleaning stamps with the Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy. It cleans really well, does not leave lint behind, and is better for the environment than using baby wipes. I do not put it in a container to keep it wet from session to session - it will grow bacteria. Better to let it dry naturally then rewet the next time you use it. Note: it used to annoy me that it was so hard when dry but I got used to it. It only take a few seconds of wetting and wringing to get it pliable.

2. Ink the stamp again across the entire design and stamp on a piece of X-Press It Blending Card.

3. Color image with Copic markers (or other alcohol markers). You may color the dress area with dark gray or black (in case the fussy cut dress wasn't perfect - this will hide minor issues), or just leave it white (if the fussy cut dress fits perfectly). Optional: add some shadows to the dress, e.g. in the skirt creases. The colors I used are listed under Supplies.

4. Use a pair of detail scissors to fussy cut around patterned dress, hummingbird, and photographer. To get into the small areas, use a craft knife and self-healing cutting mat. From the back side, go around the outside edges with the brush end of a Tuxedo Black Memento Dual marker. This gives it a finished look by hiding any white edges. Adhere dress to photographer.

5. Cut a piece of dark pink cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; fold in half to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base. Cut black cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 inches. Adhere to card base using Xyron Tape Runner or other permanent adhesive. From Doodlebug Hello Sunshine pad, find the brown background paper shown on card front; trim to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches. Adhere to card base.

6. From light blue cardstock, die cut two clouds (Outdoor Scene). From light pink cardstock, die cut cross-stitched square. Adhere to card base where shown. Adhere small cloud where shown. Use dimensional tape to adhere hummingbird and photographer as shown.

7. Put a piece of dark pink cardstock in Stamp Platform; brush with powder tool to prevent extraneous embossing powder from sticking where you don't want it. Stamp Celebrate Today (Dreamerland Crafts Birthday 11 stamp set) in VersaMark ink. Heat emboss with Pink Peony. Trim as shown. Cut black cardstock just a tiny bit larger; I just eyeball it: with the trimmed sentiment in a corner of the black cardstock leaving the amount I want around the two edges, and mark the other two edges with a pencil then cut. Adhere sentiment to black. Adhere to card using dimensional tape.

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