Thursday, June 9, 2016

Make It Monday #252 - Shadowing with Copic Markers

Hello friends.  Playing along with this weeks Make It Monday challenge where Danielle Flanders shows us how to get more depth with our die cut sentiments by adding shading with a Copic marker.  I am using the What the Doodle: Waves stamp set again (I love all the What the Doodle sets, but I am seriously in LOVE with the Wave set!!) along with the Inspired: Praise set.  Here's what I came up with:


I used the "splash" technique from Loll Thompson for my background using Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, & Spring Rain inks for the first layer, and then Aqua Mist for the 2nd layer.  After it was dry I embossed the waves in white.  Here's a closer up view for you:


Next I used my MISTI to line up my sentiments (and also so I could double stamp them to get the black ink as bold as possible), and then added my die cut "Praise".  I used a C3 Copic marker to go around my diecut, and I really do like the way it gives more depth with such a simple technique!  I added a little bit of bakers twine and some Rainstones to finish off this encouraging card for my friend who is dealing with ALS. 

You can check out Danielle's beautiful card and video right HERE.

I am also adding this card to the CAS Mix Up June Challenge where Die Cuts need to be used. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)

17 comments:

  1. Marcia, your card is lovely. The background turned out perfectly- like this technique, I love the sentiment, & now I think I need to copy this for a dear friend. Thank you for sharing this inspirational card!

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  2. Lovely bg Marcia. Didn't see the waves until I visited your blog. Makes the sentiment even more meaningful. Must try this! Hugs!

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  3. Really beautiful, and very creative, Marcia. Love this!

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  4. BEAUTIFUL! Love the effect Marcia~

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  5. WOW ... your background turned out amazing!! Great job Marcia and thanks for the shout out. Love the white embossed waves and your sentiment is sure to lift your friend's spirit. The copic outline really does add so much to the depth of your sentiment. I need to give that a try!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  6. Such an easy technique to add some dimension to our cards. Beautiful, Marcia. Your friend is going to love this.

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  7. Marcia what a cool background! Love it. I don't know what the splash technique is.Will have to look that one up.

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  8. This beautiful background is perfect for waves! And the sentiment is also a perfect match! Thanks so much for sharing with us again at CAS Mix Up!

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  9. Marcia your storm looks great, AWSOME job on that! Love your card!

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  10. This is fantastic! I love the colors, the waves, and your sentiment!

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  11. Marcia, I'm jealous of your watercolor background and the way you used the Doodle Waves stamp. Love this card - it's stunning!

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  12. Beautiful Splashed background Marcia. Perfect Sentiment for your background and shadowed die cut Praise! TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

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  13. Awe, Marcia, this is such a striking card with your beautiful watercolored background, embossed waves and shadowed "Praise" die-cut. The rainstones and twine finish it off beautifully.

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  14. Such a beautiful card. Love the splash technique you used. Although I have never see the technique before yours looks like you've done a great job of it. Your lettering stands out so nice on the background.

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  16. Super creative & great job with the shadowing, Marcia!

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  17. Awesome card, even more so in person. I love everything about it!!

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