Tuesday, May 5, 2015

How to Color White with Copic Markers - The Greeting Farm

Hi everyone! Carisa here with you today with an adorable baby card featuring The Greeting Farm stamps! I just adore the Build A Onesie sets and they even have an available coordinating die set now which I just had to have - it really makes fussy cutting so much easier on these smaller images in the set. I used what might be vintage October Afternoon papers at this point. LOL I swear, I have got to stop this hoarding thing. I held on to this paper even when I pretty much sold off my entire craft room a year ago just because I love my boys and my girls love space…so, here I am using it on a baby card. haha Don't ask! Who knows. Anyway, it's still super cute and I love the colors. I've also pulled out some My Favorite Things Blueprints dies to build my card. I can't say enough about how much I love these dies! They are an awesome investment for every single card maker. I used to never use dies and now with these I can't stop - it also has inspired me to use other dies in combination with them! 

I thought using this set would be a great time to show you how I color, yes, color white using Copic Markers. Sounds funny to say I'm coloring white, but really you still want to give that illusion of depth and dimension to your image so you need to add some shadows and it is really easy to use. I give you three different combinations and two techniques on how I do this in a video. I hope you enjoy and be sure to like, subscribe and share to let me know that you would like to see more videos!

Here is a close up of the onesie - you can see how the subtle shadows of the Warm Greys just around the edge of the image and blended in toward the center really gives some added dimension and you still look at the image as white but it has some pop to it. For the inside of my card (which I forgot to photograph) I used some sentiments from the Mama Elephant - Just Hatched stamp set. This is another great baby set with some adorable images! Also, be sure join in MarkerPop's current 'Anything Goes' challenge as there is another cute Mama Elephant available as the prize! 

The Greeting Farm - Build a Onesie Boy
The Greeting Farm - Build a Onesie Boy Die
Mama Elephant - Just Hatched
My Favorite Things - Blueprints 24, Blueprints 20
Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts - Stitched Journaling Card
October Afternoon
Copic Xpress It Blending Card
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tsukineko Versamark Ink
Imagine Crafts by Tsukineko Embossing Powder - White
Imagine Crafts by Tsuikineko irRESISTible Pico Embellisher - Neon Yellow & Tuxedo Black
Scotch ATG Adhesive
Zots Bling Adhesive
Foam Adhesive
Copic Markers - W3, W0, 0, Y32, Y35, B91, B97, RY15, YR18