Thursday, June 17, 2010

Simply Sweet


Sometimes it's fun to create simple cards...........no 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.

To finish this simple card, I used the just sitting here thinking of you stamp from Carol's Collection.

Hope you all have a wonderful day


Vicki

9 comments:

Kaz said...

I love this Vicki, it's so classy and the image is too good to be lost in details xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Fab card and thanks for the tip on Copics on coloured card. I never would have tried that but it looks wonderful.

Mary Anne

Carol said...

Love this Miss Vicki and I also love that you explained a bit about using COPICS. Thank you. I will have to try on my own. The dog is adorable, isn't he?

Willy said...

Simply sweet and adorable! Great card, Vicki.

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Brilliant job on the coloring! I love keeping it so "simple"... it really shows off the images and makes the colors pop!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww what a gorgeous card.

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