Hello! I'm back today with a new post for the Kindred Stamps Design Team!
I can always use a good thank you card in my stash and this one will definitely be finding its way to someone soon. I used the She's Wonderful stamp set from Kindred Stamps to create this clean and simple beauty.
I actually remembered to take pictures as I colored my image, so I have a little bit of a photo tutorial for you today. I started my coloring by filling in anything that would be "gold" on the image. I used YR 27 as my dark color, YR 24 for the midtone, and Y21 as my highlight.
I followed that up by coloring in the armor and the sword. I used B97 and 99 for the skirt and R37, R39, and R89 for the boots and bodice. I used C1, C3, and C5 for the sword.
Next were the pieces of leather underneath the wristbands and the leather on the shield. I used E29 for my darkest shade, E77 as the midtone, and E25 for the highlight.
Now for skin tone. I added the darkest shadow with E33, and then added some E11 to start blending it out. My lightest shade was E51.
And the hair was the finishing touch. I started by adding my lightest shade, E25, where I was actually going to start layering with my darkest. It gives it a good base in case I miss a little with my dark marker and helps me keep the dark color from getting out of hand and going too far. I then went in with my dark shade, E29, and added some strands with a light flicking motion. I went back in with my midtone, E27, and extended the strands a little bit while still leaving some white paper showing through. I went in again with my lightest color (E25) and completed the strands. Some people leave white highlights, but that's just not my style. I like the look when it's completely colored in.
To pull the card together, I cut and folded a white card base and used a coverplate to cut the background into the front of the card. I cut a banner using some black cardstock and heat embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder. I used foam tape to adhere my image and sentiment to give the card some dimension. I grounded the image by overlapping her feet on top of the sentiment strip.
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