Friday, May 15, 2020

Simon Says Stamp - Over the Rainbows | Copic Coloring | Courtney Kreeber's 10K Sub Hop

Hey Procraftinators! Today, we are celebrating Courtney Kreeber's 10K YouTube subscriber milestone! That's right, she has reached 10,000 subscribers! How cool is that?! Congrats, Courtney! I'm so excited that she asked me to be a part of her hop. So, to honor her, I decided to use my new Copic markers to create this card. As I stated in my last blog post, I just recently got a Copic marker collection for a screaming good deal. So, although I am not all that new to alcohol markers, I am new to Copics.



I used Simon Says Stamp's Over the Rainbow stamp set to create a floral arrangement using masking. I started by stamping the large, open flower in the corner of my 4x5.25in panel. Then, I masked it off and stamped some more flowers around it. I just kept stamping flowers & masking them off until I was happy. Then, I moved onto leaves and kept stamping those until I was happy. Once I was done with the leaves, I removed all the masks to reveal my floral arrangement.



Then, I used my Scan N Cut to cut the floral arrangement out. When I did that, I also used the "pattern" that my Scan N Cut created when cutting that image out, to cut the same cut on 2 pieces of plain, unstamped Neenah 80lb cardstock, so that I could layer those behind my stamped piece. This was not only so that I could add dimension behind my die cut, but for stability as well. Some of those leaves hanging off the side were very delicate and I was afraid that I might break them off during the coloring process.

For the coloring, as I said before, I used my new to me Copic markers. For the flowers, I used YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, & R08. I started with my darkest color, R08 and applied that to all my shadow areas and moved down the line blending out to my lightest color, YR04. I know that a 5 color blend may seem a bit excessive, but I felt that with these colors, it gave me the best blend to use all 5 colors. Do what works best for you. For the leaves, I used YG13 & YG17. For some reason, I really struggle with leaves and foliage. So, I decided to keep this really simple. I shaded with YG17 on the base and the tips of the leaves and blended in the middle with the YG13. Initially, I left the flower centers white. We will discuss this a little later on. So, I will come back to what colors I ended up using for the centers.


Next, I moved on to the background panel. I wasn't sure what color to use with these gorgeous orangey red flowers. Then, I remembered that my friend, Renee, from Delaney Jane Cards had recommended I download the Copic phone app when I got my Copics and I had noticed that it had this tool in there for complimentary colors. I pulled up the tool and selected one of markers I used for coloring the flowers and it suggested various BG colors. I went over the my cardstock and chose a couple colors that matched those BG markers. Then, I matted them together and decided to pull out some Nuvo Crackle Mousse in Ivory Coast and a Tim Holtz Bubble stencil. I applied the mousse through the stencil and set it aside to dry and crackle.

I stamped a "Thank You for everything" in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in Wow Opaque White embossing powder on one of those teal cardstocks that I used for the background panels so that everything would match. I cut it into a slanted sentiment strip and set it aside for later. The sentiment came from the same SSS Over the Rainbows stamp set.


So, when I cut out the floral arrangement with my Scan N Cut, you may have noticed that the 3rd flower from the bottom was missing the center from it. I somehow missed that the Scan N Cut was going to cut the center out, which was not my intent. I didn't feel like re-stamping that entire arrangement so I figured that I would just figure out a fix for it later. My initial thought was that I would fill in all the centers of the flowers with Nuvo drops. At one point, I decided to go around the edges of my die cut with a black marker to make it look more finished and my marker slipped and hit that same flower, adding an extra black mark to it. Most probably wouldn't notice, but it bothered me. So, now I had 2 mistakes to cover on that flower. So, I nixed the Nuvo drop idea and decided to just cover both mistakes with a sentiment strip. So, here is where I colored in the remaining centers with my Copics. I used Y02, Y08 & Y17 and just stippled them in the centers.


After finishing up the coloring, I mounted my card panels on my card base and then mounted the floral arrangement to the card. I stuck my sentiment strip over my boo boo and then applied Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen over the flowers. Of course, as usual, I stamped the inside of my card. I used the large open flower and I included on of the birds from the stamp set. I wanted to include on of the birds on the front, but I felt like I had so much going on already that I just left it off. So, I felt like the inside was a perfect place to stamp one and that finishes off the card for today. I hope you enjoyed the card today and as always, I hope you have a great day!





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Supply List

  • Simon Says Stamp Look for the Rainbows Stamp Set
  • Gina K Amalgam Ink
  • Avery Removable ID Labels 8.5x11 Full Sheets
  • Copic Markers
    Flowers
    • YR02
    • YR04
    • YR07
    • YR09
    • R08
    Flower Centers
    • Y02
    • Y08
    • Y17
    Leaves
    • YG13
    • YG17
  • Nuvo Crackle Mousse - Ivory Coast
  • Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil
  • Craft Perfect - Specialty Paper - Powder Blue Lace
  • Paper Accents - Tranquil Teal Silk Cardstock 92lb
  • VersaMark
  • Wow Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder

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