Some Odd Girl Stamps and Translucent Coloring with Copics

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I wanted to share with you the card I made for the first ever challenge on Card Cupids. The challenge is to make any card using our selected sketch from Page Maps, and it’s still going on, so you have until Sunday to submit your design. We were lucky enough to be sponsored by Some Odd Girl stamps for this challenge, so I used Balloon Kaylee in my card.

Notice how you can see the yellow and blue balloons behind the front pink one? This technique is deceptively simple. The lightest Copic colors are translucent, and they also tend to push other colors out of their way. Think of them as slightly tinted colorless blenders. All I did was color the yellow and blue balloons first, also filling the areas that were colored by the front balloon. Then I colored the entire front balloon pink.

To draw attention to the edges, which would have the darkest color, I drew an extra line of pink around the inside of the front balloon, then dabbed in a little more yellow and blue in the centers of the colored areas. Finally, I added just a bit of colorless blender to really drive home the translucent effect. So easy!

Kaylee looked to me like the type of girl who would have streaks of pink in her hair, so I used RV04 and 06 on a couple of her locks.

The dress is in V01, 12, 15 and 17, one of my favorite color combos for clothes.

All the paper came from my stash; the flower is from Sizzix dies, and the stamp is Hero Arts.

Have a great weekend!

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