Creating a Custom Coloured Copic Sentiment (Try Saying That 3x Fast!)

undefined Hello Crafty People!

I’m here with another idea for this beautiful Geometric Sentiment from Lesia Zhgarda, available at The Little Paper Tree.

I have recently had some new Copics, including these gorgeous turquoise shades.
I measured out & coloured on some scrap Neenah 80lb starting with the lightest and working up to the darkest as I got further up the paper. I knew I wanted to stamp over the ombre, so I made sure that I coloured an area large enough to accommodate that.

I embossed with superfine clear by WOW! so that the stamp would be visible, but wouldn’t cover up the beautiful colour.

I used the darkest of the Copics I was using to colour in & around the stamped sentiment, then I trimmed it down.

I also coloured two thin strips of Neenah 80lb from my scraps to use at the sides of my card.

I used a 3d embossing folder from Gemini that gives this gorgeous shattered geometric texture. I used a panel of Neenah 80lb, and before I ran it through my machine I gave it a VERY light spritz of water. I don’t actually spray the paper; I spray up into the air and then waft the paper through as the water droplets fall. This just helps allow the paper a little extra give, without cracking; if you have been having trouble with your 3d embossing folders then give this a try.

I added my ombre strips to a card base using foam adhesive and then attached the embossed panel on top. I attached this with a mixture of foam adhesive and liquid glue; so that the foam would help keep the embossed pattern protected. I added the sentiment with some more foam adhesive.

I wanted some dots which matched the colours I used, so I added Nuvo Crystal drops in white and once they were fully dry I coloured over them with the same Copics I used for the rest of the card.

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