This week's challenge at ICOPIC is to create a card using Copic reds. Ahh, now that is a challenge. I find that reds are the hardest color to work with, but I needed to give this a try.
I had this lovely sleeping cat in a Santa hat stamp that I knew would be perfect for this challenge.
I first embossed the cat image in black then proceeded to add my reds. I used R59, R37, R29, and R17. Then I went over the entire hat with the colorless blender to work the colors better. I added some Spica pen to the bell, the edge of the hat and the berries. The cat was colored with E43, E47, E50 and the mouse with C1 and C3. The ribbon was a last minute add on to fill some empty space.
Once I had the cat colored, I went through my papers to find some Christmas papers. I used Scenic Route for the backgrounds and Cosmo Cricket for the tag. Because of the ribbon, I wanted the image to pop so I added big pop dots to the die cuts and smaller pop dots for the stamped image. Check out this dimension.
Pattern paper: Scenic Route, Cosmo Cricket
Stamp: Penny Black
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Markers: Copics, Spica
Dies: Spellbinders, Nestabilities
Other: Machine stitching