Happy Wednesday and welcome to the CLASSroom today! I have been playing around with Ellen's new Letterpress 110 lb White Cardstock some more and of course I had to try coloring with my beloved Copics on it!
I stamped this beautiful LaBlanche Rose with Memento London Fog ink on the Letterpress cardstock. Using a lighter ink color to stamp the image will give your final colored image more of a hand-drawn or hand-painted look! And Ellen's lovely, thick cotton letterpress cardstock makes the coloring take on a watercolored look, I think!
Above are the Copics I used to color the rose (sorry about the upside down one)! The wonderful shading on this rose (put in by the illustrator) makes it quite easy to color! For the cardfront, I used a Granny Smith Memory Box notecard, embosseed with Lifestyle Crafts Floral Embossing Folder. I topped that with the Currant Memory Box cardstock negative left over from THIS Memory Box Valentine/heart die cut card. I gave it lots of dimension, by using Copic's new High-Tack Double-Sided Foam Tape -- I LOVE this tape!
I like that it comes on a large roll and you cut to length the amount you need. The protective liner comes off very easily and the foam is nice and dense -- it seems to stand up better, without as much give as others I've used. AND it sticks and holds VERY well! The rose is also popped up on the foam tape, as is the sentiment:
The Hero Arts ClearDesign-Truly Appreciated sentiment was stamped with Memento's Rose Bud Dew Drop ink onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. I'm so happy Ellen has started carrying the full line of Memento's dye ink colors -- All of Memento's inks are Copic compatible and I can't wait until the new 2012 colors hit the store!
Stamps: LaBlanche Rose; Hero Arts ClearDesign-Truly Appreciated,
Paper: Essentials by Ellen Letterpress 110 lb White Cardstock (rose); Memory Box Currant & Granny Smith Notecards & Envelopes (or coordinating Memory Box Cardstock colors); Neenah Solar White cardstock (sentiment)
Ink: Memento London Fog & Rose Bud Dew Drop
Copic Markers: R81, R83, R85, YG61, YG63
Memory Box Die: La Rue Heart
Accessories: Lifestyle Crafts Floral Embossing Folders; Copic High-Tack Double-Sided Foam Tape;