Another take on no line coloring – so easy and such great results!
No line coloring offers a totally different look for stamped images and today Annie is sharing her take on this fun technique with this adorable slimline card. Annie said that this card was inspired by all the real life foxes running around her yard and we love her bright spring look since we are ALL itching for Spring to finally get here!
As we showed in this post, using no line coloring creates a real storybook, hand painted look to your stamped images and Annie used the same basic steps. She stamped her creatures from our Be Wild stamp set with Mocha Color Fuse ink onto white card stock. Using this pale colored ink gives you enough image to see what you are doing but is so light it pretty much disappears when you do your coloring, especially with Copics, as Annie did here. When they were all colored in, Annie cut them out using the coordinating dies and set them aside.
For some added dimension and detail, Annie cut a few tree trunks from white card stock using our Tabbed Birch Trees Die and added a touch of shadow to one side of each of them with a warm grey toned Copic marker. Keeping on with her adorable details, she also cut some dark pink card stock with our Mixed Flower Stack die, shaded the smallest three sizes with a little darker pink and shaped them with our Paper Blossom Tool Kit.
Now that the details were done, Annie started on the setting for the card. She used the tips in this post and created a reusable stencil using the Slimline Clouds Die and blended some Sonata Color Fuse ink over a piece of white card stock cut to 8″ X 3″ to make several layers of clouds. She also took this time to stamp her sentiment in the center so it would show through her frame.
Now for some cutting – Annie cut some kraft card stock with our Slimline OPC (One Piece Cut) Squares die – save those squares! – and some bright green card stock with our Slimline Grass die set. And last, she cut a few stems for her pink blooms out of a darker shade of green using our Leaves and Greenery die.
Time to build! Annie layered her clouds panel over a darker shade of pink card stock that coordinate with her flower centers for that visual “echo” that makes a card pop. She added this to a top folding slimline card base with adhesive tape. Then she adhered her trees and grass to the panel with liquid glue. Next she added the kraft colored frame using dimensional adhesive and tucked the flowers in and around the frame and the grass using more liquid glue. Now she added her creatures with more foam tape and this card was ready to send!
Isn’t this just so incredibly sweet? We love that you can change up the “curious” with any of the other words in this set and have a card for so many different occasions – all with one stamp set! Here is what you will want to have out on your craft table to make this card:
Have you tried no line coloring yet? Some people are intimidated by not having “lines” to color and this technique lets you have that look without the stress! Give it a try and let us know what you think!