Hey, hey ‘Fetti Fans!
It’s time for a special edition of WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS with Confetti Crew member, Amy Sheffer!
It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project. A variety of topics will be covered in this segment… from color combos to shaped cards to inspiration pieces to mixing and matching stamps and/or papers…and everything in between. Today, Amy is going to walk you through some Copic tips with a card that blends a new release with a previous release.
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Hello ‘Fetti Fans, it’s Amy here today, with a sweet combination of old and new products, as well as tips on how to ground your images with Copic markers.
I started by die-cutting some bunnies from the MORE THAN JELLYBEANS Confetti Cuts die set in two different felt colors and arranging one on top of the other so that they’d look like they’re standing side by side. They looked so sweet together that I immediately thought of the sentiments in GO TOGETHER.
Because I wanted to maintain a light, airy feel to the card, I placed the bunny pair on a white, almost card-size panel. So that they wouldn’t just float there on the white panel, I grounded them using Copic markers. Underneath, I created a shadow using the warm gray series. Around the bunnies, I added dots in different shades of gray, pink, and aqua.
Here are a few tips for adding this dotted halo effect:
— mix up the size of the dots. With the brush tip, lightly dot the paper to make tiny dots, and press and hold a little for the larger dots.
— You also want a faded out effect, so be sure to have lots of closer together dots in darker colors right next to the image. Be more and more sparing and use lighter colors the further out you go.
That’s it — super easy and fun to do! I used a fairly light hand here. You can work with darker colors and a more concentrated dot pattern for a more dramatic effect.
I kept my embellishments simple and subdued — a few wood veneer hearts, some linen thread, and a fabulous DOUBLE BANNER GARLAND Confetti Cuts die cut from vellum and white card stock.
The design team often praises Jen for how easy it is to combine various Reverse Confetti sets, old and new. I hope today’s project inspires you to stretch your stash by mixing and matching in creative ways! Thanks so much for joining me!
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