Copic Coloured Thanks Card | Studio Katia A Cup Of Thanks Stamp Set
Updated: Sep 14
Hello all!! Thank you so much for stopping by!! We have an extra video for this week, I have been lucky enough to join in on a small crafter Youtuber hop and this card is my contribution. I have how to hop along in the video posted below, but let's start with my step by step for this card.
To start I stamped the floral image, which is a stamp by Studio Katia called A cup of thanks by the way, in Copic safe ink, in this case, I used Gina K's Amalgam ink. This is a brand new stamp so I did have to stamp it a few times to get a good image. I stamped it onto a piece of 80lb Neenah Solar White cardstock.
I started with the Biggest bloom and chose Y06, Y08, and Y19 for my blend for this bloom, I wanted the lighted part of the flower to be the outside of the petal so I focused the darkest colours on the inside of the petals. I didn't really focus on a light source for my colouring, I was more worried about making the images look like they had some depth and dimension. I always work lightest to darkest then back again to blend.
I don't think there is any wrong way to learn Copic colouring, However, like everything, it will take some practice and I am by no means a proficient colourist but I love it so I keep trying to get better. For the purple bloom, I used V04, V15, and V17 for this flower I focused the darkest colours towards the outside of the petal and where any object overlapped another. Still sticking with my lightest to darkest and back again.
Next is the coral-pink bloom and buds, for those, I used R02, R22 and R14 focusing the darkest colour on the base of the petals. There's a fair amount of greenery in this image and I chose to colour it all the same. For the greenery, I used G12, G02 and YG09 focusing the darkest colour to the centre of the leaves trying to create some dimension to the leaves. The Berries were next and I only used two colours on such a small area, B12 and B04, using the darkest colour only to attempt a circle looking shape.
Now we have the cup and this is where I struggled a bit, I really wanted a white cup, However, for something to look white and still have dimension you need to shade the image. I used C1, C3 and C5 to create the shadows on the cup and honestly, I'm not sure I succeeded, but this is where practice comes in so I will just have to keep trying.
Once all the colouring was done I chose to fussy cut out my image, I did wonder if I should try to cut out the handle but in the end, I left it white, when I look at the card I still wonder if I should have cut it out but its too late now. If you have been around here for a while you will know that I love to matte all my cards on black cardstock, this card was no exception. I used a white side folding A2 card base which when folded is 4 1/4 by 5/12, I cut my black matte to be 1/8 of an inch smaller than my card base and my Cotton Candy cardstock to be 1/8th of an inch smaller than my black matte.
The pink panel was a bit too plain for my liking so I used Simon Says Stamp's Rose Lattice Background stamp and some Versamark ink to create a watermark look on the background giving the pink panel a bit more interest but keeping it subtle. For my sentiment, I used Simon Says Stamps Bold Thanks Wafer Die and cut 3 layers glueing them on top of each other, I wanted to used it as a base for my cup floral to ground the image a bit.
All that was left was to assemble all my pieces, using Nuvo Deluxe glue I glued down the Thanks sentiment, then the floral cup image right on top of my thanks sentiment. Once that was dry I glued down all my panels to the base of the card. OH! I forgot to mention that I did also stamp the same floral image in Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink inside the card base to add a little excitement and I used a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to add some sparkle to the flowers.
To finish the card off I added some Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals randomly on the card sticking to an uneven amount. That's the card for the hop, I hope you enjoyed the Copic colouring!! There's a video below if you would like to check that out and a full supplies list under the video. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this card! Can't wait to see you again on Monday.
Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock (50 pack)
Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock (25 pack)
Studio Katia A cup of Thanks stamp set
Studio Katia A cup of Thanks Die
Tim Holtz Mini snips
Gink K amalgam ink
Tim Holtz paper trimmer
100lb black cardstock
100lb white cardstock (base)
Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink
Simon Says Stamp Rose Lattice Background Stamp
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Studio Katia Embellishment wand
Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals
Studio Katia Triangle Tray
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https://amzn.to/2RxD25f (Amazon USA)
Simon Says Stamp Bold Thanks Wafer Die
Wink of Stella Clear glitter
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