Easter Dozen – Card #2 (with the new Copic colors!)

On yesterday's stamp image, I used Momento London Fog ink.  I love using gray ink, rather than black on some images.  Typically an image that is very open, with little detail, works well for using a lighter contrast ink color.  Today's stamp was more of a challenge.  It has lots of detail, but black doesn't suit it for an outline.

The first image (left) is stamped with Tuxedo Black.  The second with London Fog.  The black image was too harsh a contrast for a vintage glass bottle, and yet the gray image was too washed out.  If I started to color it, I would lose the details entirely.  So I inked up my stamp with Tuxedo Black, lightly and stamped it off on a piece of scratch paper and then I covered it liberally with London Fog.  That is how I got my perfect color, to the right.  A combination of the two ink colors.

Ink stays on top of ink pads by design.  So if you have any concern about corrupting your gray inkpad, you can press a paper towel onto the top afterwards to get any unwanted black ink.


  • Cardstock, Chipboard circle from Little Yellow Bicycle's 'Clothesline' collection
  • Journaling card and Butterfly from Prima
  • Copic Markers:
    • Bottles - BG0000, BG70/YG61/BG93
    • Flowers - YR30/YR12/RV63/RV55/RV34

Today's card was more about the light and Spring-y that I'm yearning for.  And to remind myself that I've kicked my Diet Coke habit.

Stay tuned.  As I make 'em, I'll post em.


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