Thursday, June 17, 2010

Simply Sweet

Sometimes it's fun to create simple muss, no fuss, just simple. Sometimes I think that less says more. Ohhh I love to pull out my Designer Papers, Ribbons, Buttons and other embellies and just play, but sometimes I want something that's completely understated, the focus being the image and words.

That's what I did with this card. Did you know that you can use Copic Markers quite successfully on coloured Cardstock? You need to stick to the lighter colours obviously, but you can achieve some neat results. I like to work on Light Blue, Pink and Lighter shades of Yellow.

For this card, I stamped "Thinking Of You" a wonderful image by Maryse Carrier in Momento Black ink. I then coloured with Copics. One tip for using your Copics on the coloured cardstock and gettting somewhat of a decent blend is to go over the area that you want to colour with your colourless blender first. The Second tip is to work tone on tone...........for example, rather than colouring the chair in completely, I used two darker shades of yellow to add some shading.

One thing that you can do when working with coloured cardstock is to have a scrap handy to test the colours on. That way, as you add each colour, you can test to see if it will work or not. For instance, if you're colouring on light blue cardstock, you don't want to use yellow as it will take on a green tinge. Of course colours will also appear darker on the cardstock. The little dog is actually coloured in baby skin pink and shaded with a wee bit of sand as the browner shades took on a muddy tone. Lastly, use the natural colour of your cardstock to create Highlights. As you can see in the lampshade, I've left some yellow space. You can soften up the edges of these areas by softly stroking your colourless blender around the area.


  1. cute card - thanks for all the Copic tips.

  2. This looks awesome! I love it!!!!! Very pretty coloring on this card.

  3. That's so adorable! Love the Maryse Carrier images, they're so full of personality. I have a couple that haven't seen daylight in a couple of years now... Hum...



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