Today I've got a guest feature post for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps! If you are not familiar with PPRS, I urge you to check out their newly formatted and easy to shop website!
and lots of inspiration can be found on their blog as well!
Today I chose one of the newer Holiday images to color up. This is Item #GG0177 Presents with Holly. I decided to step out the coloring process for you. I love using Copics and I love sharing them!! I used a MFT Die for my card base and layers... also hand cutting some smaller layers in between.
I the background I added BG0000, heavier in some places. I added just a tiny bit of BV0000 underneath for shadows.
Here are the colors for the holly and Silver Present. You'll see a few holly leaves I missed coloring and had to go back and fill in!
And the dreaded reds.... Some of the hardest colors for people to work with.
I was going for a gold look on the last ribbon. A bit too yellow for me in the end.
When it came to the little holly berries... I used a toothpick to apply small dots where I wanted them. I just squeezed a blob out from my pearl pen to keep dipping in to. This way they will dry with a little dimension instead of flat color.
Here's the inside, finished off with left over papers and a sentiment from the Flourished Oval 3 Clear Set.
In the end I added some foam tape to give dimension between the layers. I could not (of course) resist the bow and ribbon.
- All stamps by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: GG0177 Presents with Holly, Flourished Oval 3 Clear Set.
- Dies: MFT Mini Album Fancy Ticket Stax (MFT-335)
- Paper: Red Bazzill Heavy weight Red Peppermint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Green, DP is from Echo Park's Christmas Reflections by Lori Whitlock
- Other: Bow Easy Tool, Perfect Layer Rulers, Red Viva Decor Pearl Pen, Ribbon by SU