I am sharing today two cards I made using digital stamps from a new Digichick Designer, Paper Garden Products! Her products are new in the shop today at the Digichick and they are beautiful!
I will show you a bit of how I colored these images using Copic markers. I am by no means an expert with Copics or even really that good, but you may find some of what I’ve learned useful! For my two cards, I chose to use the tulip and daffodil images – two lovely signs of spring.
Supplies used in these projects:
- Spring Blooms 2 digital stamp set by Paper Garden Projects
- Heavyweight cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
- Copic markers
- Nestabilities Label Die (Spellbinders)
- Asian Gardens stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps, used in background of Label)
- Birds of a Feather stamp set (Papertrey Ink, “with sympathy”)
- Versamark and purple ink
- Heat tool and clear detail embossing power
Let’s get started! I colored the bloom of the daffodil with my lightest yellow color all over, and then went back around certain parts with a darker yellow. You can see in the photo below how it looks before it has been blended.
These digital stamps are very easy to color in that the areas with darker shading are meant to be colored with a darker color. The more “black” the area of the digital stamp, the darker the color to use. I often color my images using three markers: lightest, middle and darkest of a color family.
The next photo shows the finished card with the yellows of the daffodil blended together. I am not the most patient when coloring, so I tend to go over the lines at times. This can be corrected by using the colorless blender, but sometimes a bit still hangs onto the cardstock as you can see. I also decided to outline the entire flower with a very light blue marker.
Next, I want to show how I color leaves. I chose three greens from a color family, and starting with the lightest, colored the entire leaf area. I then went back with the darkest green and colored the darkest areas of the stamp. This is what you see in the photo below.
The next step was to use the middle green marker and start to shade the darkest green into the lightest green. Then, using the lightest green marker, I shaded the middle green into the lightest.
After coloring my tulip blooms, I had a lot of marker over the lines that I was not able to correct with the colorless blender. I decided to cut out the image and mat it onto a die-cut label shape which was embossed with a stamped background image.
By popping up the tulips with some foam tape, I was able to bring dimension to the card.
Thanks for taking a look and I hope that you are inspired to check out these beautiful digital stamps!
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