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Cutsie Steampunk Card | CraftyPaws

I am a relative newbie to Copic coloring, and I think this is the first time that I felt really good about how the blush color blended in and how I was able to add extra dimension to the image through coloring!  This La-La Land Crafts Steampunk Marci stamp is absolutely adorable, but the puff sleeves look relatively flat on the stamp itself. I was able to add a lot of interest and dimension with a little extra shading, and I am super excited about the results.

20140913_103013-1The other thing I was excited about was being able get a lot of color from just 10 markers. I  colored her skin with E000, 00, and 11 and used R30 for the blush and lips. For the rest of her outfit I limited myself to C1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 (well I used the E11 again for the buckles on her vest, walking stick, and hat buckle too) . I was able to achieve the rich blue green color by starting with a pale blue patterned paper that I just shaded in as appropriate. A subtle detail that I really liked was drawing in a few “reflective” lines on the lens areas with a white Gelly Roll pen.  I added a little extra sparkle with clear star Gelly Roll pen on the buckles and the walking stick and a little shine and dimension with Glossy Accents over the lenses of the glasses and on the walking stick.

I made the background using the Steampunk Gears dies from Diemond Dies and Shurtape from the hardware store (it’s in the HVAC dept.). As a continuing Guest Design Team member for Diemond Dies, I am still able to offer the coupon code: thankskristina for 10% off your entire purchase and FREE worldwide shipping on orders over $35. WOOT WOOT!  I love the interest and shine it adds to the background, and I think it elevates the background to match nicely with the cute Marci image.  A little strip of glitter washi tape was all I needed to finish it off and give Marci a place to “stand.”

The following is my video share of this card:

This card is being entered into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Background Challenge and
The Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Stamp Challenge

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