If you follow my blog you'll recognize some themes - mermaids, dragons. This set has those PLUS a knight, wizard and unicorn. How fun is that!?! Since it's pure fantasy you can color these anyway you want!
I designed today's card for the Inspiration Challenge for January 13 on Splitcoast Stampers. For this challenge you were given a website (Uncommon Goods) and asked to make a card based on something from that site. Here is my inspiration:
Coloring the knight and dragon was straightforward since I did not want to shade any colors; just keep them flat and graphic. This is harder than it sounds with Copics. Since they are transparent you easily get natural shading lines when coloring. I went over each color twice and tried not to overlap in order to get a flat, unshaded color. From a normal viewing distance they look pretty good. Up close, you can see slight variation.
I used a stencil and sponge dauber with various ink colors to make the bricks. Since I only needed a few bricks here and there, I used paper to mask off the area to be inked.
The process took awhile but was worth it. I used the Triple Banner and Circle punches to create the pennant along with the crown from the Tabs for Everything stamp set. The finished card:
I drew stripes on the dragon using a multi-liner pen to match the one on the website. This card was so enjoyable to make. I probably would have used different colors (for the dragon at least) had this not been for the inspiration challenge. But I really wanted to keep this with the feel of the adorable toy castle.
Of course, while I was creating this I kept thinking of other ideas using this set. Keep an eye out as I will continue to post more cards using it.
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Stamps and Dies: Magical Day Bundle
Stamps: Tabs for Everything
Punches: Triple Banner Punch, 1 inch Circle Punch, 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch
Ink: Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse
Mask: Pattern Party Decorative Mask
Copic markers: B41,B99, V15, V17, Y35, YR27, YR65, E50, T2
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