Being apart of this Design Team for If you give a Crafter a Cookie is stretching my crafting into the coloring area. This is a huge for me as growing up I was always told I didn’t color right. I either didn’t color in the right direction or within the lines or the right color, this created a bit of confidence issue throughout my life.
However a few years ago Copic Markers enter my life, and things began to change. These amazing marker’s ink would flow out smooth, filling an image with color almost flawlessly when dried. However even with this, when I started with this Design Team, I still wanted to shy away from anything colored. While I have improved, I am still on the low of “novice.” I promised to push myself and the adorable digital stamp being offered by Imagine that Digistampsto us was just too cute to pass up.
In fact, they have a lot of large variety of super cute Digital Stamps. It is worth the perusal.
To make this card, I used the “print and cut” feature of my silhouette cameo to isolate the circle image with the text.
The box with the dog image I also isolated the image from the surrounding white space and border. Once I was able to do that I printed it. Then I created a mirrored outline of the image. Due to the size of the image, I couldn’t weld it together and cut it as one piece. I did create a hinge piece, welded it to the outline side of the card and created a “scor” line by using a dashed line. Once cut it was easy to fold and attach the two pieces at the box edge.
To color the image I used Copic Markers:
- 110 Black
- E21 Baby Skin Pink
- E13 Light Suntan
- E29 Burnt Umber
- B29 Ultramarine
- C6 Cool Grey
- R29 Lipstick Red.
I also had some “Ice Stickles” it has larger glitter flakes in it, to add some sparkle.
As you can see I still have a ways to go with my coloring. But, I hope by sharing my novice skills, it inspires anyone else who feels they can’t do it, to try it.
If you have any questions on how I did this with the Cameo or just want to comment (but please be gentle about the coloring) please see the box below.
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Until next time…