Hello and welcome to the CLASSroom for World Card Making Day Challenge 3 ... I'm so glad you joined me today for a sketch challenge! I LOVE using sketches, they make the process of creating a card SO much easier, I think . . . half of the hard work is already done for you! All you have to do is choose some paper or cardstock, a stamp or embellishment and you're all set to go!
There's a Fall chill in the air so for my card today, I chose this beautiful Big Pumpkin image from Lockhart Stamp Company:
It was stamped on Copic X-Press It Blending Card, die cut with MFT Die-namics Stax Traditional Tags and then colored with the Copic markers (Y21, YR01, YR12, YR16, YG03, YG63, E50, E21, E23, B0000). Here are a few step-out photos for you (click on any photo for a larger view):
Start with Y21 in the centers of the pumpkin sections, where the pumpkin is the roundest (standing out closest to you) and would reflect more sunlight:
Next, base coat the entire pumpkin with lightest YR01 (I did try to avoid coloring over the Y21 entirely, so that the very centers would still retain the yellow color, but blended the edges of the Y21 where it met the YR01):
Then add deeper shading with YR12 in the crevices of the pumpkin:
Go back and blend everything with lightest YR01 and then add darkest YR16 to the far left and right sides of the pumpkin that would be furtherest from you, and near the bottom of the pumpkin:
Finally, add a few shadows with E23 along the bottom of the pumpkin. Next, color the pumpkin stem with E21, E23 and vines with YG63. Color the flowers and their centers with Lemon and Orannge Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pens. Finally, airbrush the sky background with B0000 and the ground with E21.
I used a date stamper and word **celebrate** to stamp on the end of my tag, along with the date of the recepient's birthday. To make the perforation marks on the end of the tag, I used Tim Holtz's Design Ruler and a paper piercer.
Here's your sketch to follow:
I hope you have fun with it! For my flags, I used My Favorite Things' Fishtail Flag Die-namics Stax dies, but you could also hand cut your paper or use pieces of ribbon. Enjoy!
So what's my answer to the question below that YOU need to answer? I think you can probably guess . . . my favorite papercrafting tools are Copic markers!!
Other: Paper piercer, chocolate rick-rack trim; linen thread
Now it’s your turn! Create a card using the sketch above as inspiration! Once you have completed this challenge please be certain to link directly to that specific project in our WCMD Challenge Blog Candy post!
What is the tool you use most when papercrafting?
Be certain to leave your answer in the comment section on this post to be entered in a random drawing for the following goodies. All comments must be made by 11:59pm Pacific Time on October 7th to be eligible.