I'm slowly getting more cards made for the Spring Card Camp. I'm a little slow fitting them in with work, but boy have I been enjoying all of the techniques. Seems funny that after stamping as long as I've been, that there are techniques that I don't know, or at least better ways to do something I do know.
Today I have card examples for Day 16, taught by one of my coloring heros, Kathy Racoosin. The technique that she taught simply blew me away with the finished product, even mine, LOL. The class is to color a large image or images using Copic, or other alcohol markers, and get two cards in one by layering two panels together then coloring only the top one. The secret is the type of paper used on the top. Also, for the panel that is actually colored, you turn it over and use the "wrong" side to make the card.
I loved this process so much that I made 3 sets of cards. Two sets are stamped with Altenew stamp sets and the third is stamped with a Simon Says Stamp set. I followed Kathy's instructions and couldn't be happier. In fact, I think this is my favorite of the classes from the Camp.
Below is the first set that I made. The stamp set is the Altenew Wallpaper Art set. The images have a fair amount of black solid parts and for this technique, I colored over these areas with a black 110 marker. The other Copic colors are R56, R59 and R35 for the flowers and G29 for the leaves. For the background I used BV29 and then used a nubby towel with colorless blender to blot away some of the color and help promote the bleeding through to the second panel.
I'm posting this pair to this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.
Here is the set of cards made using the Altenew Spring Daisy stamp set.
And this set of cards is made using the Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers set.
I kind of had a hard time figuring how I wanted to add the sentiments and what to do for embellishments because I didn't want to cover anything up. I tried to keep it all simple.
I have 4 or 5 more classes that I haven't made cards for yet. I've watched all of the videos, and I'm thinking of what stamp sets I want to use.
Thanks to Kathy for teaching such a fun, and a very interesting process.
Thanks to you for looking in. Have a wonderful weekend!
Stamps: Altenew sets Wallpaper Art and Spring Daisy, Simon Says Stamp set Sketched Flowers
for the main images. Other Altenew, Gina K, Concord & 9th, and Avery Elle sets for the greetings
Paper: Office Depot envelopes, Neenah Solar White, Simon Says Stamp heavy card stock in various colors
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, Gina K orange, VersaMark
Other: Misti, Gemini Jr, C&9th dies, Altenew die, misc glass beads and sequins