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Coloring Shimmer Cardstock

Have you ever Copic colored on colored textured shimmer cardstock? Read on for tips to color the adorable Art Impressions Birdhouse Cubby stamps on yellow textured shimmer cardstock.

Copic Coloring on Textured Shimmer Cardstock

I seem to be all about sparkle and alcohol markers these days, so when I saw the yummy buttercream textured shimmer cardstock in the Hedgehog Hollow April Kit I knew I needed to color it.


Stamping on Textured Shimmer Cardstock with Nuvo Hybrid Ink & MISTI

Images will need to be stamped several times due to the texture of the paper, so a stamp positioner is highly recommended. Stamp the birdhouse on the yellow paper from the kit with Nuvo Hybrid Black Shadow Ink. This is an alcohol marker safe ink and is included in the kit.

Copic & Altenew Artist Markers

Brown: Altenew Espresso Y762, Mocha Y932, Rocky Shores Y821, Sand Dunes Y 911
Red: Altenew Velvet R217, Crimson R206, Rouge R301
Green: Altenew Emerald B635, Lagoon B815, Volcano Lake B714, Mountain Mist B802
Blue: Copic B00, B02, Bo4
Yellow: Copic Y13
Orange: Copic YR07

Coloring Tips

Blending is a breeze on this cardstock because the alcohol ink doesn’t absorb immediately due to the shimmer coating. You may find you don’t need as much ink or as many coats of color when using this paper.

The Birds

Coloring the Birds

I had a piece of white textured shimmer cardstock in my stash so I stamped my little birdies on that so they’d be sparkly too. These guys are small, so keep your coloring simple and add shadows sparingly otherwise you risk bleeding.

Other Elements

Using Salty Ocean Ranger Distress Ink and My Favorite Things Clouds Mix-Ables Stencil, I made a background panel. I created a frame by cutting a window out of the green dot paper with a rectangle die. 

Card Assembly

  • Pop up the frame, birdhouse, and birds with dimensional adhesive.
  • Cut out greenery and adhere under the corner of the frame
  • Add Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops
  • Add Midas Touch Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen to all red & yellow areas and greenery. 
Copic Coloring on Textured Shimmer Cardstock
The Hedgehog Hollow April 2019 Kit Critter Cubbies by Art Impressions


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