I happened upon the Cool Chick stamps from Stampingbella and knew immediately that I needed to color them. I posted one card using Mail Chick last month. Now I’ve completed another featuring the stamp Chick and Bunny Wobble and using a slightly different color combination on the chick this time. I’ve added another color map so that you can follow along.
Hope this fun image inspires you to color!
Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Light Teal Check from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique
Stamp: Chick and Bunny Wobble by Stampingbella
I’ve colored a lot of cards recently (emphasis on A LOT) with my Copic markers so it was fun to make a card composed entirely of stamped images and die cuts. This stamp set from Paper Smooches called Zoo Crew caught my eye and the zebra is just adorable.
I decided that I wanted to use a black and white print for the card, but not a zebra print. So I used one of the Back To Basics papers from Kaisercraft. One side is a black and white stripe while the other is black and white polka dot. The paper, along with a loopy leaf die cut and sentiments from the Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler stamp set, matched the whimsy of the zebra.
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Index in White; Black Stripe from the Back to Basics Collection by Kaisercraft; Bazzill Basics in Arroyo and Lagoon Stamps: Zoo Crew by Paper Smooches; Birthday Sampler by Paper Smooches Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black Dies: Loopy Leaf by Paper Smooches
Still playing with my new Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous. They’re fun to color and are bright and cheery on a gloomy day. The hardest part (at least for me) is picking the colors and deciding where to place them. Since I used so many colors, I’ve added this color map to guide you.
Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copics Stamps: Flutterbye by Stampendous; Floral Greetings by Stampendous Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders Embellishments: Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold Copics: YG06, YG09, G09, RV02, RV04, RV06, V15, BG02, B01, B04, B60, B63, B66, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR15, YR16
I’ve been eyeing the new Laurel Bush stamps by Stampendous and I finally broke down today and bought some. The style and the colors are out of the norm for me, but that’s exactly why I wanted to color them. Although I have to admit that having a household of cats was certainly a determining influence as well!
Laurel Burch’s style is very distinctive as is her color palette. Stampendous has developed a Copic Marker Coloring Guide for this line of stamps which I used for guidance, but substituted when I needed an expanded selection to create some of the blending. Since it was my first, I followed an illustration of the original to practice her style, but it is truely an image where anything goes!
Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Bazzill Cardstock in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copics Stamps: Blossoming Feline by Stampendous; Floral Greetings by Stampendous Inks: Tsukineko Memento in Tudexedo Black; Tsukineko Versafine in Onyx Black Dies: Dotted Dies by Avery Elle Embellishments: Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold Copics: B02, B04, B06, B26, V15 (cat’s body); B02, B04, B06, YG06, G09, V15 (cat’s face); Y15, YR04, YR09, V15, V28, BG01, YG06 (flowers); YG06, YG06 (leaves); V15, YR04, YR09, YG07 (butterfly); Y02, Y15, Y18, YR09, colorless blender (background)
Today I’m on the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog with a card using one of the new images recently released at CHA and available to you in the coming weeks. The image is Everything Stops for Walkies by All Dressed Up and colored with Copic markers. These images are sweet and fun to color. I finished off the card with dies and an embossing folder from Creative Basics.
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Bazzill Basics in Red Devil; Black Pindot by American Crafts Stamp: Everything Stops for Walkies (*) by LDRS All Dressed Up Dies: Basic Stitched Flags, Basic Cutting Edge Borders I(*) by LDRS Creative Basics Embossing Folder: Picnic Quilt Embossing Folders(*) by LDRS Creative Basics Copics: E000, E00, E11, E93 (skin); E40, E42, E44, E46 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97 (pants); C1, C3, C5, R29 (shirt); B91, B93, B95, B97 (hair ribbon); E30, E31, E35, E44 (purse); N1, N3, N5, R20, R21, Y00, BV000 (lamp); E40, E42, E43, E44, R17, R46 (dog)
Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.