I have a fun card to share with you today made with Whimsie Doodles New Year Dragon.
I must say I really enjoyed coloring this cute dragon and making the patterned paper with my Copic markers!
Whimsie Doodles newest challenge starts today and the theme is, "What's New?!!" I thought the New Year Dragon would be perfect for it!
The Copic markers I used are BG01, B04, B05, RV00, RV55, RV66, YG0000YG01, YG03, YG13, YG17, YG25, YG67. Since this cute dragon is holding a Chinese lantern I tried to do my best to get my "light source" right and I'm very happy with it. I also tried to use (some) different colors for my markers. The BG01 with the blues was a total oops I thought you were a blue one, but it worked quite nicely. I noticed the BG color after I had the scarf colored, a happy accident you could call it.
My paper choices are Via Vellum Leaf Green and Basic Black, Colormates Pool & Stampin' Up! Pixie Pink, yikes right? I used Stampin' Up's color wheel to make my color choices to move me out of my proverbial "color box". The New Year Dragon was printed on Copic Xpress It using an HP LaserJet printer.
I thought another green paper panel looked a little boring and had a scrap of Copic Xpress It blending card left over so I brought out my handy Tim Holtz see through ruler and randomly picked up my blue and green Copic markers to use. Using the chisel tip I colored an approximate 1/2 inch line using BG01, B04, B05, YG25, YG17, set it aside to dry and went to look for one of my favorite background stamps. After the Copic Xpress It was dry (that's an important part) I used a Kaiser Craft Flourish acrylic stamp that I'd spritzed with Copic Blending solution and stamped. I leave the stamp on the paper longer than I normally would when I do this. When the Copic Blending solution dries is takes the color from the markers away with it and leaves an interesting design.
The Happy New Year sentiment comes with the New Year Dragon, I separated it out and copied and pasted it three times so I could use it on my card after cutting it out with the Stampin' Up! word window punch. I also added a Basic Black shadow under the Pixie Pink just to give it a little ??? well, you know!
The layout for my card is Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch #96 pictured below.
I hope you enjoyed reading about the process of making my card today. I hope you'll be inspired and play along in our challenge on the Whimsie Doodles blog too!
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