Apr 30, 2015

Nesting Bird Card-Technique Junkies

Happy Thursday!

Before I get to my card I want to make sure and remind everyone of the Blog Hop we are having over at  Technique Junkies tomorrow.  Make sure you stop by to see all of the new release stamps for May and also get some great inspiration from our design team.

Today I am sharing a card I created for the TECHNIQUE JUNKIES DESIGN TEAM using a stamp called Nesting Bird. If you would like to see a tutorial on how to make these rosette's see my video at the bottom of the post.

Here's how I made the card:
I stamped the image on Kraft paper in Memento Cocoa Brown ink.  I colored a base color in Copic Markers and then used my colored pencils to actually make the color pop against the Kraft paper.  For the base of the easel card, I used a sentiment stamp from Technique Junkies called Hope is The Thing which is a beautiful quote from Emily Dickerson.

 I used a gold Copic Spica pen on the birds nest and on the tree branch.  I love the thin line the Copic Spica pen produces. I will be honest and say I have had some problems with the Spica pens in the past. I have a love-hate relationship with them.  They are awesome when they work, and when they won't work I am BEYOND frustrated (if you know what I mean).

I tried to zoom so you could get an idea of the detail the Spica pen provided on the nest and the branch. It doesn't show quite like it does in real life but I think you can see some of the small strands I added.

I made some little rosette flowers and colored the edges with my Copic markers and with a clear Wink of Stella.  If you want directions to make these rosette's you can view my YouTube video below.


Well I think that's about it for today. Don't forget to check in at Technique Junkies tomorrow for the  Blog Hop!
Have a wonderful day

1 comment:

  1. Love the combination of copics and pencils. I hardly ever do that and will have to give it a whirl. Love how you colored your eggs. Very nice.


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