Hello and welcome back!
We are kicking off a brand new Inky Paws Challenge today, and it is a fun one! This time, we have a color challenge featuring the colors RED, PINK, YELLOW, and WHITE. I had so much fun coming up with cards for this challenge and I think you will, too!
For my first card, I decided to make a one layer scene card. I hadn’t done one in a while, but when I saw the new Summer Moments Stamp Set, I knew I just had to put those cute little ladies on a beach!
To start my card, I cut a piece of Hammermill 110lb white cardstock down to be 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Then, I took out the stamps I wanted to use and played around with where I wanted to place them. I decided I wanted the polka dot beach bag slightly behind the girl sitting in the beach chair, so I stamped the bag first and then masked it before stamping the chair. I also stamped the girl reading to add more to my scene.
Next, I moved on to the beach scene. Before I began coloring, I decided where I wanted the sand line to be, as well as where the ocean meets the sky. For the sand, I lightly penciled a sort of squiggly line right about midway up my card. For the water, I used a ruler and lightly penciled a line a little bit above the sand line. Since I was using Copics, it was important that my pencil line was super light. Once you color Copic over pencil, you cannot erase the pencil – trust me, I’ve learned this the hard way!
After planning where everything would be, I began coloring. For the sand, I created the edge and the raised areas using E50, E30, E42, and E43. To add a little bit of depth to the sand, I took E42, E43, E44, and E55 and dotted them on the edge and raised areas.
For my water, I colored the entire area using BG0000. Then, starting from the “back” of the water, I flicked B26, B24, B21, and B00 coming down until I reached the front of the water (where it meets the sand).
For my sky, I started in the center with my darkest yellow, Y17, working my way out with Y15, Y13, and Y00 to create a half circle shape. Then, I filled in the rest of my sky with BG32, B00, and BG0000.
The other Copic combos I used on my card were:
Reds: R29, R08, R05, and R14
Pinks: RV29, RV25, RV23, and RV21
White: W5, W3, W2, and W00
To finish my card, I stamped the sentiment “wishing you oceans of happiness” in the middle of the sun, and added some glitter to the water using my Nuvo Shimmer Pen.
I hope you join us in the Inky Paws Challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Online Store! And be sure to check out the adorable summer release, which includes the fun set I used today!
Thanks for stopping by!