Everytime I go to a scrapbook store, I come home with more paper. Beautiful florals, petite polka dots, plaids — you name it and it’s probably in my stash. Some of it is so pretty that I almost hate to cut it. But the advantage of accumulating so much paper is that you have more opportunities for mixing and matching colors and patterns across different companies. Here I managed to match paper from Lawn Fawn, Echo Park Paper Company, and Core’dination and while I’m sad to use up some familiar papers, I now have room to spare for some new favorites.
Just a quick update! I’m going to be at Photo Scraps tomorrow demonstrating Copic coloring on two cards featuring Penny Black stamps.
CARD 1 Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Snake Skin (*) from the Zoo Crew Collection by Belle Blvd; Progressive (*) from the Homestead Collection by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Whirlpool (*) Stamp: Bubbly by Penny Black Dies: Tagged by Penny Black Copics: C0, C1, C6, E02, E93 (cat); B0000, B000, B00, BV00 (bathtub); B000, B00, BV000, RV10, BG10 (bubbles); E30, E31, RV10 (mouse)
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Little Chickadee (*) from the Celebrate Easter collection by Echo Park Paper Co.; American Crafts cardstock in Grass(*) Stamp: Critter Time by Penny Black; Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black Dies: Fancy Rectangles and Squares Die Set (*) by Creative Basics Copics: C0, C1, C6, E02, E93 (cat); YG06, YG09, RV52, RV55, Y06, R05 (flowers)
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.
With a household of tuxedo cats, I knew that I just HAD to color this image. The hat is a bit of a challenge blending those reds (and keeping them from bleeding outside the lines) but a little care and patience does the trick. I put down a base coat of R17 to saturate the paper and then added R59 for shading. I extended the shading with R46 followed by R29 and then finished the gradient with R17. Red can be tricky to work. Since my blending still looked a little rough, I added a second layer of ink repeating each color. That really brought everything together and gave me the richness that I was trying to achieve.
Here’s a look at the inside, featuring a sentiment stamp from Paper Smooches.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for another holiday card featuring the Penny Black hedgehog!
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Neenah Index in White; Bazzill Basics in Admiral; Snow Day by Echo Park Paper Co. Stamps: Jolly Xmas Kitty by Penny Black; Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp! Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in Autumn Red and Midnight Blue Copics: E02, C00, C0C1, C2, C6, R20 (cat); R17, R27, R46, R59, E02, B0000, B000, B00, BG10 (hat); YG03, YG17, YG67, R17, R46 (holly)
Yesterday I revealed the first card I created for Demo Day at PhotoScraps. Today’s reveal is my second card, again featuring the same stamp sets – Deck the Halls by Taylored Expressions and Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches.
Here’s a look at the inside. I used a coordinating paper from the I Love Winter Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Paper: Snow Day and Snowman Friends from the I Love Winter Collection by Echo Park Paper Co. Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black (image) and Versafine in Onyx Black (sentiments) by Tsukineko Embellishments: Glossy Accents by Ranger Copics: C5, Y38 (penguin); R27, YG09, Y38, B24 (ornament & lights)