Keeping Cards Simple With Copic Colored Images

By | 12/02/2020

It’s so easy to get started on a card that you are coloring with your favorite alcohol markers and then just get involved in creating a scene and doing the works with the markers.

I love creating scenes around the images that I color, but it can take an entire morning or afternoon to create just 1 card.

Some days, you have time to do that and it is great therapy!  There is nothing more relaxing than getting lost in a coloring project no matter what medium you are using!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I kept fairly simple.  This uses the Winter Duck digital stamp from Kinda Cute by Patricia.

Keeping your cards simple when copic coloring

Instead of creating an intricate scene, I just used my W3,1, and 00 markers to add a little snow mound below my image to ground it.

Then I went to town layering papers!  I die cut the image using a new set that I just got from Elle’s Studio.  I really liked this tiny scallop rectangle. I added a sentiment from an older Simon Says Stamp set called Winter Scene.

I layered the image on top of a piece of patterned paper cut at 4 x 5-1/4″.  Next came a layer of my favorite deep red cut at 4-1/8 x 5-3/8″.  My card base is cut at 4-1/4 x 11″, and it is scored and folded at 5-1/2″.

Keeping your cards simple when copic coloring

I’ve been on the Kinda Cute by Patricia design team for 7 months now and I’ve been enjoying it immensely.  I absolutely adore Patricia and the rest of the team is amazing and kind.  I LOVE the images that Patricia creates and I have been enjoying creating with them.

I also believe that I have been steadily improving as the months go by.  I definitely feel more confident with my technique and the color combinations that I’m choosing.

Plus, I’ve been learning so much from the other design team members.  When I first started, I thought that I was expected to create my own scenes and backgrounds with markers or watercolors and that I needed to be an expert.

That was totally not true!  I can create any kind of card or project that I want.  I don’t need to create a scene at all!  The team is so talented and the cards everyone makes are just amazing.  The variety of cards from A2 to slimline, from intricate scenes to die cut pieces put together on a card with pretty papers and shapes.  Patricia often uses a beautiful embossed background on white paper and cuts out her image and layers it on the embossed background.  Her cards are just gorgeous.

Digital images can be used in all the same ways that stamped images can be used.  You can simply color the image on your card front and add a sentiment and keep it clean and simple.  You can create layers or use die cuts…whatever you love to do!  Anything goes!

Make sure you follow Kinda Cute by Patricia on Instagram and join the Facebook group: Kinda Cute by Patricia Group and check out what the team creates.  We also love to see what you are creating.  The more you share, the more confident you become with your projects!


Keeping your cards simple when copic coloring


Copic Combinations:

Coat: G 29, 24 YG 61, 63, 67  Buttons: E 49

Shoes: E 49, 18, 15 13

Beak: YR 12,14,18,27

Red Hat, gloves, scarf, tights, gloves: R 89, 85, 83, 81

Snow, Hat and Coat Fur: W3, 1, 00

Duck Body: YR 24, 23  Y 23, 21, 19, 26

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**Please Note: The image was given to me by Kinda Cute by Patricia

Winter Duck digital stamp: Winter duck digital stamp – Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

Winter Duck digital stamp on Etsy: Winter Duck Digital Stamp Christmas Digi Stamps Winter | Etsy

Kinda Cute by Patricia Group on Facebook: (4) Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez Group | Facebook


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Have a fantastic day.  I hope you find time to relax and be creative!


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