Smiles for you


Meet "Smiles for you".

I have to say I very much enjoyed colouring this beautiful peony embossing folder from Altenew. I did fussy cut the flower as I wanted a different background with texture and a few other things which I will tell you later in this post.
To start I first ran a piece of Neenah 110lb cardstock in the Altenew folder through my Gemini Jr. I had spritzed the front and back lightly with water before doing this.

The 3D look is just beautiful. I began to colour using Copic markers and did some underpainting in areas for depth. The colours I used are:
G12, G24, YG17; E02, YR01, R02 and YR65; I underpainted with B21, which I also used on the smile sentiment.
It is the first time I have underpainted and I can clearly see the difference it makes. Copic courses certainly have helped.

As I mentioned I fussy cut the flower before I started to colour. For the background I added a piece of Neenah card which was pierced using my Waffle Flower Piercing Panel.
For this picture I turned the card away from the window light, which is why the colour appears different. But I wanted the different parts of the embossing to show you.

To add the flower I glued the lower part of the card using Nuvo adhesive, i.e. the leaves and lower few flowers. On the top of the card I added foam tape so the card has even more dimension at the top, not just a flat flower, per say!
For the sentiment I die cut 3 pieces, gluing them together then coloured the top sentiment using the B21 Copic markers. I then glued on the smile sentiment using Nuvo adhesive.

I must say, I love how this turned out, and I hope you do as well. I thank you for your visit with me today.

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xoxo, Kia