Time to Sparkle

Nancy Sheads

Posted on March 08 2017

Good morning everyone! Nancy with you today to share a recent project featuring one of the newly released All Dressed Up stamps called Time to Sparkle.

My card also features the Basic Background Builders I die set from Creative Basics which I used to cut the gold and blue foil papers
for the decorative scalloped edge.

All Dressed Up Time to Sparkle

In keeping with its name, I decided that I wanted to make the dress really sparkle and stand out. First, I colored the image with Copic markers on X-Press Blending Card (by Copic). I used Y23, Y15, Y17, Y19 to achieve the gold tone of the dress. But it's hard to get much depth with the Copic yellows, so I first mapped out the valleys of each fold using BV01. Then I just did some straight blending from dark to light (Y19, Y17, Y15, Y23) to complete each fold.

Once the dress was complete, I added sparkle with layers of dots created first with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen followed by a gold Uniball gel pen. I concentrated the dots in the valleys and then randomly distributed them across the rest of the fold.

All Dressed Up Time to Sparkle

It's VERY important to remember that once you enhance your coloring with gel pens, you cannot go back over the image with Copic markers so make sure that your coloring is exactly what you want before you move on to this step.

Hope my project gives you some crafty inspiration!

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