Hi there! Today’s card is a simple design, but simple can be a very effective way of placing focus on the message or intent of your card and allows a cute colored image to really take center stage. I wanted a lot of white space on this, but not white in the literal sense, so I used 100lb. Neenah Environment Desert Storm cardstock.
This cardstock is slightly lighter in color than kraft and you can get really interesting results with Copics on it. Be forewarned, though- your Copic colors will look very different on this than on white cardstock. I recommend testing all colors that you plan to use first on a piece of this cardstock before starting to color your image. You will need to go quite a bit darker with your shades than you might think. If you like coloring on the Desert Storm as much as I do, you might want to print off a Copic color chart on the cardstock for easy reference in future projects.
I used the My Favorite Things You Make My Tail Wag stamp set and I stamped the dog first using the MISTI, leaving plenty of room above the dog for my sentiment and the paw prints. I then masked the dog and stamped the dish. Poor little guy looks so sad his dish is empty.
I stamped the sentiment and paw prints also from this set and finished it off with a small strip of patterned paper to ground it just a bit.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card and thanks for stopping by!