I know we haven't even celebrated Halloween yet, but I am enjoying my Christmas Card making so much!!
This week, I had a chance to work with the Xmas Sweeties stamp set from The Greeting Farm and it is a must have for those Christmas cards. For the next two weeks (at least! LOL), I am going to be sharing many more cards using this adorable stamp set! This set is available in the iCopic store so be sure to grab one today.
Look at this cutie:
I colored him in with the following Copic colors.
For the Skin: E00
For the Belt buckle: Y38
For the red clothes: R27 and R29
For the hair: Y11, Y15, and Y21
Samantha's Copic Tips:
*REDS: I have had a lot of difficulty blending reds and so I have experimented a bit to determine what works best for me. Are you ready to hear my secret? OK so when laying down the first layer of red, I use my lightest color and use a VERY LIGHT TOUCH, I lay down just enough ink so that the area looks red, but I do not saturate the paper. Then again, I go in with a very light touch with my darker color. When blending, I continue to use a light touch, taking care not to lay down too much ink. With reds, a little bit of ink goes a LONG way.
*Think about your image: When deciding what areas of the image need to be darker vs lighter, think about the image as if it were a 3D image. If someone is wearing a hat, chances are, there is going to be a natural shadow given off by the brim of the hat. So I thought about that and decided to make his hair darker near the hat. So before you color, take a moment to just think about where the natural shadows might be.