Hi friends! I am back with another fun Colorado Craft Company Big and Bold card. This is the first one I have tackled with Copic Markers! can you believe that? I am so addicted to watercoloring these images, I decided to change things up, and try markers. Before I get started, I have two updates… Colorado Craft Company is doing a GIVEAWAY on their Instagram Page. Just leave a comment on your favorite cupcake. (Be sure to give them a follow, too!) Also, CCC is offering free shipping in their shop this weekend. use code FREESHIPPINGAC for free USA shipping. ($5.95 off international shipping.)
I found myself up super early the other morning, so I decided to practice coloring while drinking my coffee. One thing that I am trying to get more comfortable with is no-line Copic coloring. Sometimes the images are easy, and sometimes they’re a challenge. This Colorado Craft Company BB Citrus Berry Cupcake was definitely a fun challenge.
I decided to color a chocolate blackberry cupcake, in honor of my husband, and his love for chocolate cake, and the blackberry bushes that were wild in the neighborhood we grew up in. I stamped the image onto X-Press It Blending Card with Ink On 3 Fadeout Ink. I used the following Copic Colors:
- Frosting: RV99, V06, V05, RV63, RV52, Colorless Blender
- Cake and liner: E49, E47, E44, E42, Colorless Blender
- Blackberry: BV29, V28, V25, BV00
- Lemon: Y28, Y15, Y13
I wanted to make frosting ribbons, so I really focussed on where I added the darkest colors, casting shadows for a no-line effect. I used Colorless Blender as my lightest color, which really helped me with the highlights. I also used my lightest marker to draw out my lines for the ribbons, helping me understand where I needed my shadows to be.
Oh, and that texture on the chocolate cake? Yep, Colorless Blender. Lots of dotting, let the paper dry, then dot again. I love doing that for cake.
I save the cupcake wrapper for last. In my head I knew what I wanted to do, but I just couldn’t do it on paper. Since the cake was chocolate, I stamped the cupcake again on another piece of blending card, this time with Milk Chocolate ink. I colored the wrapper with brown Copics, disguising the brown lines. Once finished, I fussy-cut the wrapper, then attached it to my colored panel.
To finish the card, I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment from the stamp set, and attached the panel to a card base.
This turned out to be a long coloring session. Thank goodness my little girl was at Nana’s, or I don’t think I would’ve been able to finish!
That’s all that I have for now. I hope I was able to share some tips with you today. Thanks so much for joining me. I will be back soon with another project to share!
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