Little Pilot by Maartje

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Hi everyone! As nowadays you cannot have enough baby cards, I wanted to give you some inspiration for a design which you can easily use for a boy or girl baby card. As I get questions more often how I create my soft looking clouds, I decided to explain it in more detail in the video on YouTube. The cute image I’m featuring today, is called Little Pilot from Rachelle Anne Miller.

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Over on my YouTube channel there is a process video available in which I explain my method of creating the perfect soft clouds. The video also contains a lot of tips for Copic coloring. If you enjoy watching my videos, remember to like and subscribe.

When I plan to ink blend a background for my image, I always like to start with coloring the image first. This way I can really judge what Distress Oxide color will match best with the colored image. Up front, I don’t always know how exactly my colored image is going to turn out, so that is why I do it in this order.

The Copic colors I used are:

  • V17, V5, V12, V01, V000
  • R20, R30, R000
  • Y13, Y11, Y000
  • Bear: E33. E53, E51, E50, R20
  • Hat: E55, E53, E51, E50
  • Skin: E04, E13, E11, E00, R20
  • Shirt: YR24, Y18, Y13, Y11, Y000
  • Goggles: E37, E35

For this card I felt Distress Oxide Milled Lavender matched best with the colored Little Pilot. So I ink blended the clouds with a slimline cloud stencil and the Milled Lavender. In the video I explain how I get these soft looking clouds.

To finish off the card, I added a frame and sentiment, which I die cut from Textured Dot cardstock with the Gallery Frame #6 die from Hello Bluebird.

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