I decided to dust of my bin of Copic markers last week. Then I thought to myself now what? And so began the deep dive on YouTube going from one blog to another trying to decide where I should start. After a few days in I decided I wanted to get a new stamp set to practice with! Shopping is always fun, I opted to order a Colorado Craft Company stamp set.
With easter just a few weeks away, I decided to go with Happy Easter designed by Anita Jerman. To me this is a great set to practice with, the bunnies can be colored in so many colors! While simple is best for these illustrations, I can use them off card to practice different coloring styles.
I did make a MISTAKE and not order the coordinating dies when I placed my order, but there is always next time. I always tell myself just get the dies and then I think, no I will keep the card simple. I NEVER keep the card simple.
I colored the bunnies with Copic Sketch Markers, E31, E34, and E51, with a smidge of R20 on the cheeks. I am beginner copic user and incorporated a few Techniques from the hours and hours of YouTube videos to color this image. Tell me if you see the Del & Artie inspiration here, lol! I watched many of the Live replays…many and loved everyone of them. I am working toward taking an online Copic basics class before summer.
I created a mask of the stamped image so that I could add a bit of Stampin’ Up! Balmy Blue ink with a blending brush for the sky. My card base is Crumb Cake cardstock from Stampin’ Up! and is embellished with three Polished Dots.
When I first starting coloring the basket I really did not like the color, so I stamped and fussy cut a basket. I colored it with the yellows and traced the sides with black copic. Then my daughter added a dimensional and popped in on the card. She was very patient while I colored the basket, she really did not want me to forget she was going to add it to the card!
I look forward to sharing my copic coloring progress with you all!
I hope you enjoyed this card. If you did Leave a comment and let me know! Until next time, Happy Crafting.