Gina K's Charcoal Brown cardstock is the color by which all other browns are measured, in my opinion. A true dark chocolate without a whiff of red, this rich color makes other colors really pop . . .
I helped the pop factor along by using foam dots to elevate the upper ends of the wheat stalk, pumpkin, squash and the leaves. Although there is a lot of dark in this layout, I think the bright veggies counterbalance that and create a warm, cozy feel.
One happy discovery was finding out how Copic markers react with the cardstock I used for the veggies: The Paper Cut's White Matte Coate. I found that the coating made the Copics stay wetter longer so blending was easier. But even more fun was observing the interaction between the coating and the ink: this produced a watercolored effect, complete with darker margins and lovely streaks. These may be hard to see on screen, but in real life, they're quite obvious. Previously, I wasn't happy with this cardstock, but I'm going to give it a second chance with my Copics . . .
May each of you have a wonderfully glorious and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving Day!
Cardstock: Gina K Charcoal Brown, Neenah Desert Storm, The Paper
Cut Matte Coate White
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Truly Grateful, Impression Obsession
“All is safely . . .”
Inks: Gina K Charcoal Brown
Markers: Copic Napoli Yellow, Apricot, Marine Green, Pecan,
Tuscan Orange, Stampin’ Up Daffodil Delight
Emb Powder: PSX Ochre Tapestry, Distress Walnut Stain
Dies: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Impression Obsession Wheat,
Essentials by Ellen Gourd-jus, Spellbinders Long Classic
Scalloped Rectangles Large
Emb Folder: Spellbinders Horsehair