Sketchy Florals - 2 ways

Good morning crafty peeps!  Today I have 2 cards that share completely different ways to use Copic on this big beautiful stamp from Altenew, called Sketchy Floral.

I know it may be difficult to tell but this first card (above) was done on glossy paper.  Glossy paper is a unique medium, as it really gives a different look to your card.  It's almost like it is a photograph.  In fact, you can stamp and color on Glossy photo paper.  I had a package of glossy photo paper that I got from a thrift store.  I don't remember the brand, but it was a buck, so I thought....let's try this!  I first heat embossed that floral on to the glossy paper using Altenew Antique Gold Embossing powder.  Then I colored using the Copics.  The colors are darker on glossy paper than they would be on other Copic friendly paper because the color does not really soak in the same way.  You also cannot blend them the same way either.  You can build up color with one shade though, which I think is awesome, especially if you don't own a ton of markers.  You can see that I did several different Copic techniques, dots, flicks to try and add dimension.  The card came out really cool, and in person, its beautiful and shiny!  I added a die cut from Concord and 9th and a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish off my card.

This card was stamped in a light ink from Memento and colored using the no line coloring technique.  I used my Copics for this also.  I am not an expert on no line coloring-it takes a lot of practice.  I was so intimidated by this but one day I just sat down and tried it.  There are a lot of You Tube videos out there by many talented crafters that show different ways to do this.  I think this particular stamp is a good one to try it on because it is very forgiving and a bit abstract and that means anything goes! I finished off this card with some Nuvo drops that add a really fun, controllable dimension!  If you have not tried them, you really should!  I have a (ahem) collection of a lot of colors. :-)

That's all for today - I've listed the supplies below with links.  (no affiliate links).

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Altenew Sketchy Floral
Die: Concord and 9th Beautiful You
Copic sketch markers
Embellishments: Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
Nuvo Drops

Thanks for swinging by! 


1 comment:

Larajc said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for the tip on the photo paper. I have some glossy I was going to donate