Welcome! I just got back home from Atlanta this afternoon. Colleen Schaan and I had a great time at the Atlanta AME Show. We were crazy-busy the entire show; we had a chance to share Copics with many art teachers, art students, parents, and even a few paper crafters.
Just before I left home, I finished this card using Power Poppy Peonies Digital Stamp. Would you believe that after I purchased the digital image, I discovered that I'd already bought the same image in an acrylic stamp set a while back? (Anybody want to come help me organize?) I guess I must have really liked this image to buy it twice!
These are the Copic Markers that I used to color the peonies image. While I normally work light to dark with my Copic markers, I colored the blossoms on this image from dark to light, because I knew that I wanted to keep the top edges of the blossoms white or close to it. So I started with my darker value marker at the base of each petal, then quickly worked my way up to to a light value marker, finishing the top of the petal with colorless blender to soften the transition from light to the white of the paper.
To complete my card, I stamped (using the stamp set, not the digital image) the bunch of peonies repeatedly on the background using MFT's Pink Lemonade paper and classic ink. I used a Spellbinders Standard Circles Small die template to cut and emboss my focal image, Pierced Circles to frame my focal image, and the smallest die from Baby Buntings to create the sentiment tag. The ribbon is white seam binding dyed with Copic R81 Various Inks, a drop or two of R83, and a few drops of colorless blender. Finished card size is 5-1/4" square.
Upcoming. . .
I'll have a couple of days at home before heading down to Detroit/Romulus to teach Copic Workshops this coming weekend, and then I'll be home for a couple of weeks before heading down to Dallas/Irving to teach Copic Standard and Intermediate Certification Classes. I'm hoping to see some of you there! Thanks for visiting,