Altenew Beautiful Day + Copics = FAB!!

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I’ve been so anxious to color Altenew’s Beautiful Day stamps with my new Copics!  The first step was to stamp out the images onto a piece of special marker paper meant for alcohol ink using Memento Tuxedo Black.  I then began to color my rose with the darker shades of red, but added many layers of other colors including pinks, orange, yellow and even a little tan.  I currently own just three shades of green (what was I thinking??!!) so added light and dark yellow to my leaves for added dimension.  I kept wanting to add water to move the ink, but instead kept adding layers of color!  It actually reminded me of how I color with my Zigs but use no water.
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When my images were all colored, I cut them using the coordinating dies for Beautiful Day.  I don’t mind fussy-cutting but it was great to have the dies for these!  
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Look how beautifully this came out!!  And how about those lovely shadows??  
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 On a separate piece of white cardstock, I had stamped the outline images from the set in Versafine Onyx Black ink, then mounted it to a layer of black.  I added a strip of black and white patterned paper along the side, then mounted the flowers and leaves using foam tape.  Finally, I adhered that to a base card of light green.  I’m really happy with how these images look and I know I’m going to LOVE coloring more with Copics!
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For my second card I used the three shades of yellow I have and then added layers of flesh, tan and a pale gray to the rose.  I created this in the same manner as the one above.  I’m looking forward to adding more colors to my new Copics collection!

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