This card is so easy to create. I used my favorite black inks - Blackout Detail Hybrid Ink. This ink is PERFECT for all kinds of coloring mediums from alcohol inks, and pencils, to watercolors!
Let's start with this fun background! I mounted all three gems from the Magical Dragons Stamp Set onto an acrylic block and used my Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink to stamp them all over a piece of Neenah cardstock. When stamping a bunch of small images I find it easier to use an acrylic block rather than a stamping platform. I can quickly rotate my acrylic block without cleaning my stamps in between inking until my background is full. Speaking of cleaning my stamps! - I like to use the Ink Off Stamp Cleaning Pad and an Ink Off Cloth to remove ink and clean my stamps. Hybrid Inks naturally stick to photopolymer stamps and stain them, but the Ink Off Stamp Cleaner magically cleans the ink away!
I also stamped out a couple of the dragons from the Magical Dragons Stamp Set and die cut them with the coordinating Magical Dragons Die Set. Then I set to coloring! I chose to use Copic Markers, but because I stamped with the Blackout Detail Ink I could have chosen essentially any coloring medium my little heart desired! I used a whole rainbow of colors for my background of gems. These are some of my favorite Copic color combos! I color simply and usually only use two markers per color. You can see all of them in the video, but I thought I would list them here for you as well!
Pink - R83, R85
Red - R27, R29
Orange - YR04, YR07
Yellow - Y15, Y17
Mint - G00, G02
Green - YG25, YG17
Blue - B01, B02
Purple - BV02, BV04
Shadow - BG10
I started to assemble my card and realized my little dragons were blending in to the background. I die cut a stitched shape and popped them onto it with foam tape. I added a stamped sentiment from the Magical Dragons Stamp Set below the dragons with Blackout Hybrid Detail Ink and added the shape to my card with more foam tape.
All that's left to do is add some magic with Liquid Pixie Dust! I keep a small amount in a Small Watercolor Brush so that I can easily shake it up and brush it onto my colored images. That's all! I hope you find this video useful!
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