Yes I know...helloooooo layers! I have been restraining myself a bit because of my self-editing goal, but decided to unchain the beast for this baby. Willow is a recurring character at Whiff of Joy and she has gotten her own accessories for the October stamp release. The Willow With Hot Chocolate stamp fits perfectly into this luxurious new chair. Surrounding her are all stamps from the Elisabeth Bell Accessories & Sentiments Collection. I will give you a few details about the card then discuss how I shape 3D props on my cards, a method I call Curve and Pop.
I love curling up with a cup of cocoa and reading on chilly day. I wanted to recreate that warm, cozy, indulgent feeling in this card, so chose brocade type patterns, velvet flocked papers, texture rich felt and luxe gold accents. All images are gold embossed and colored with Copic markers. I used mostly YR24 Pale Sepia on the chair and also in Willow's hair and jeans.
Willow herself also has Copic Spica glitter pen in her hair. I even gave her a bit of light blue eyeshadow :) The light is hitting her from the left, so I tried to create more shadow using darker colors on the right. Shadow Pink was perfect for this.
Notice how her cup of cocoa is curved and comes out of the card? That is the Curve and Pop I will show you how to do in a bit.
I added Liquid Pearls to the floral centers of the decoration on her pants. The gold flourish and hinge thingy is Grungeboard that has been dabbed gold with Krlon.
Here she is about 3 layers of Copics in. I have been asked what skin color I use - mostly it is Baby Skin Pink with Blush for the cheeks.
For hair color I like to use a light yellow (Canary Yellow Y02), an orange yellow (Golden Yellow Y17) and my favorite Pale Sepia. Then I use more of the orange yellow to blend, and more of the lightest color to highlight and/or take away color. I use these three colors on almost all my images - the variation in hair color can be quite different depending on how you blend. I added a bit of E57 Light Walnut - a darker brown color at the end to bring out the golden yellow.
I also changed the cup color to purple later. The Colorless Blender lets you change your mind and erase mistakes.
The Curve & Pop Method
After I have curved the paper, the area I want to be the highest part of the card I use the thickest type of glue dot on, here it is the center of the mug. The area where the lowest part of the cut out piece is her hands. For them I used Glue Dots which have no height but a lot of sticky power. This is what I did to Willow's umbrella on October 9th's card - a 3D Dot went to the center and the top edges have sticky Glue Dots to seal it flat at the top.
One more tip - because of the height the top image gets, you need to color even the bottom layer underneath.
I hope you liked today's over the top card! One more note because I have been asked - yes you can see the Whiff of Joy site in English. If you head over to the site you will see country flags on the left - click a flag and the site language will change for you. Shipping takes about 7-10 days, so it is not too bad at all.
Thanks for stopping by!
Your friendly global neighborhood enabler,
Stamps: Whiff of Joy Willow With Hot Chocolate; Willow's Armchair; Elisabeth Bell Accessories & Sentiments Collection.
Paper: Bazzill Bling off white and textured tan and purple papers (names unknown); Vintage Cream by Papertrey; Doodlebug Chenille Flocked Velvet paper from the Bon Bon Chiffon Collection and Lilac Le Fleur; Scenic Route Sonoma Scrap Strip 1; GCD Studios Tinted Medallions from the Rose Colored Glasses Collection
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark
Accessories: Nestabilities Oval and Circle Scallops & Ribbon Tags Trio; Crystal Effects; Copic Markers and Spica Atyou Glitter Pens; Heidi Swapp Felt flowers; Stampin' Up! Boho Flowers Punch; Ranger Inkssentials Opaque White Pen; The Artful Stamper Gold Embossing Powder; May Arts Ribbon, Krylon Gold Leafing Pen; Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Harlequin Grungeboard; Liquid Pearls.