I just fell in love with this image. I received it from a friend, and I hadn't had the courage to color it in. After reading Wendy's Copic Monday posts, I decided I could do it. I got out my Copic markers, and finally took the plunge. I am so happy with how it turned out! Blending with the Copics was so much easier than I even dreamed it could be.
Now back to the project! I used basic white cardstock for the base. I used my corner rounder on two corners. I cut my patterned paper 1/2 smaller than my card base, and rounded two corners as well. I found some coordinating ribbons, and made my "bow" by tying one section in a knot around my longer piece of ribbon.
My card image was stamped using Memento Black Ink. I used my Copic Markers as follows:
For her face, I used E000, E00, E11, E21, and R20.
For her hair I used YR23, YRo4 and E25.
For her shirt, I blended down V93 to V17 for a slight tie-dye effect.
For her overalls, I used B97 for the darker shading, then B91 and B93.
For the flower I used Y000, Y11, and Y13. For the center I used YR04 and E29. I then added Diamond Stickles over the top for some sparkle.
For her tennis shoes, I used RV21 RV02 and Rv21.
I used my Copic Liner pen .03 to darken up the lines that weren't stamped perfectly, and to add the lines on the tennis shoes.
I used my Peebles Chalks in Basic Brights to color the edges of my image and then mounted it to a piece of coordinating cardstock using my Glue Glider Pro. I rounded the corners, and then I edged the cardstock with my chalks.
I used my Glue Glider Pro to mount the image to my patterned paper, and then I used my Scor-Tape 1/8 inch to adhere my ribbon to the patterned paper. Next I mounted it all to the card base using my Glue Glider Pro.
I had some cute little alphabet stickers laying around that I used to add the name of the recipient (my husband's first and only granddaughter, Emily)
On the inside, I stamped a cupcake image on my Prism white cardstock using Memento Black Ink. I then used more of my amazing Copics to color my image.
For the cupcake paper, I used G20, G24 and G82.
For the frosting, I used Rv21 and R23
For the candle, I used V93 and V95.
For the flame, I blended Y11 with YR04.
For the dots around the cupcake, I used YR04.
I mounted the finished image on my cardstock cut in a scalloped cirlce using my Spellbinders Circles. I colored the edges of both cut-outs using my Pebbles Chalks in Basic Brights.
I added more of my lettering stickers, and a chipboard "1" for "Happy First Birthday".
On the back I had to add my namesake boxer dog image using my Glue Glider Pro. I decided to try something different. I used stamped my handmade stamp using Versamark ink, and then colored it using my Peebles chalks. I used my Copic .03M Black liner marker for the lettering.
~and that is my finished project.
Many of the products used in this project are available from Cutters Creek:
Copic Sketch Markers:
E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
YR23, YRo4, E25, E29
V93, V95, V17
B97, B91, B93
Y000, Y11, Y13
Copic Liner pen .03
G20, G24 and G82
Glue Glider Pro
Peebles Chalks in Basic Brights
Prism White Cardstock