Hello! It’s Jill from Jill Cameron Creations. Today we are Copic coloring a one layer card and learn a grounding technique that you can use with any image.
What is grounding? Grounding is giving the image a little bit of a background so it doesn’t look like it’s floating in mid-air. This one is super simple and works with any image.
Copic Coloring One Layer Card
I love to Copic coloring one layer cards They are simple and rather relaxing. Start by stamping the image using a Copic friendly ink.
There are two different kinds of leaves in the image. So that each kind of leaf is distinct I used two different groupings of green. I did use the same blue-green color in both groups of green except in different amounts.
Next, I colored the yellow flower. I kept this very simple buy adding the darkest color in the areas that would be the darkest. I didn’t pick a directional light source.
I colored the blue flower exactly the same way.
Now, the magic happens. Let’s ground this image using some gray color.
Outline the entire image with a dark gray. Include the black dotted branches. I used a C3 for this. You can choose to go darker if you want. Next, go to the next lightest shade and repeat the process but go out just a little further. Repeat with a lighter gray.
You can use any color you want to create a grounding color. Just make sure you have a really super light color that will blend out into almost nothing.
I stamped the sentiment in Maker Forte Embossing Ink and used silver embossing powder to give this card a beautiful shine.
To finish the card I used silver Nuvo drops. I didn’t add any glittery or other shine so that the Copic colored image was the star of the show.
I hope you enjoyed this simple card and give grounding a try on your next one layer card.