Saturday, May 2, 2015
OHC 28 - Pastel
It's time for another entry in my One Hundred Cards challenge (read about it here). When I pulled out the "pastel" theme, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. My first thought was to make a baby card, but that felt kind of predictable. So, instead, I decided to pull out Sunflower Sweetheart from Birdie Brown.
I've always admired the lovely soft style Torico (the artist behind Birdie Brown line) brings to so many of her cards, and I wanted to try to do the same with my Copics. My Copic coloring tends to be very bright and vibrant. In fact, it's not until fairly recently that I even started getting some of the lighter colors. I've still got to fill out my collection of lighter colors, but I did manage to find a softer palette I could work with - I got the right amount of color and good shading contrast, which is awesome. I definitely need to try this lighter palette again.
After stamping and coloring the flower girl, I die-cut her with matching dies and set her aside. I chose to go with a square card measuring 4¼x4¼". I cut a piece of patterned paper to 4x4" and matted it to the card. I added the girl on foam squares and stamped the sentiment in brown ink.
Lastly, I grabbed the lightest sequins I could find and adhered them to the left side of the card.
Thanks for reading!