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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tutorial Tuesdays: Oddleigh Cupcake Time-lapse Copic Colouring and 'Make A Wish' Card by Leigh!

Hiya Creative Friends!
Firstly, did you know I'm celebrating LeighSBDesigns 1st Birthday this month?  Check out all the Birthday Celebrations HERE!  There's customer gifts, a Birthday Card Contest using a FREEBIE I drew for the occasion, 3 prizes up for grabs and details on the upcoming Etsy Boutique SALEbration!  Come and join the party🎉

For today's Tutorial Tuesday I've got a time-lapse Copic colouring video of Oddleigh Cupcake and then a tutorial showing you how I made my super cute "Make a Wish" card featuring her and the rest of the images included in the Oddleigh Cupcake set.  The Oddleigh Cupcake set is one of my new April releases and is available at a special intro price!  Offer ends at midnight pacific on April 8th!

Check out my time-lapse Copic colouring of Oddleigh Cupcake!  Isn't she cute, she just makes me smile😀

Now for my "Make a Wish" card featuring her and the other 2 designs that come in the Oddleigh Cupcake set, the Candles and Cupcake!

 Print out Oddleigh Cupcake and the separate Cupcake digi onto Neenah solar white cardstock and colour with Copics.  I used the following colours:
Y13, 15 and 17
E000, 00, 01, 02 and 04
BV 000, 01, 02, 04
V12, 15 and 17
BG 00, 01, 02, 04, 07 and 17
R20, 22, 24, 27 and 29
Colourless Blender 0

Add white highlights with a Ranger gel pen.  Fussy cut out both images, mat onto black cardstock and fussy cut again leaving a narrow black border.  I love doing this image matting technique coz it really makes the images pop and helps strengthen any flimsy bits too.

 Add lots of yummy sparkle with clear Wink of Stella.  I blinged up the frosting and candle flames on both cupcakes, her lips, hair ribbon and bow, the kitty face on her bodice and the bows on her shoes.  Then apply Violet Transparent glossy gel to the pearls on the cupcake with a Viva Pearl pen to give them a lovely shimmery 3D effect.

 Now for the card.  I designed a decorative background in Photoshop using the Candles border.  I created 3 rows with the center row of Candles larger than the other two and printed out onto yellow cardstock cut to 4 x 6 inches.

Lay down the Tim Holz Gothic Layering Stencil at an angle on the left side of the panel and apply Blue Sapphire Sparkle Medium with a palette knife.  Carefully remove the stencil and add a bit of the same design to the right hand side too.  It dries pretty quickly but you can speed up the dry time with a heat tool.

Oooooooooooo's sooooo pretty!
Love the blue sparkly dimensional design with the yellow cardstock.

While waiting for the sparkle medium to dry make a 4 x 6 inch folded card base from white cardstock and adhere a panel of the same black cardstock used to mat the images onto the back of the card.  The black panel finishes the back of the card nicely as it blends into the back view of Oddleigh Cupcake coz she sticks out above the fold.  You can make the card base with black cardstock instead and then just add a white panel inside of the card for your sentiment and personal message.

Type up the "Make a Wish" sentiment and print it out.  Cut out each word,  mat onto black cardstock and trim leaving a narrow border.  Apply clear of Wink of Stella to the black border of each word and also add Wink of Stella to the candle flames on the background for even more sparkle magic.

Adhere all the images to the card base.  I love extending images out beyond the fold, it adds a fun WOW factor to cards and makes them even more special I think!

Here's a closer look at all the details😋

Don't forget the intro sale on the new April releases ends at midnight pacific on April 8th!

 LeighSBDesigns Oddleigh Cupcake Set

Birthday Cupcake

Supplies used:
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Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Gothic
Ranger white gel pen
Viva Pearl Violet Magic Transparent pen
Clear Wink of Stella
Imagination Crafts Blue Sapphire Sparkle Medium
Neenah white cardstock
Black cardstock
Yellow cardstock
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

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Happy Stamping!


  1. Fabulous tutorial and LOVE the video! Plan on watching and coloring with you very soon! xx

  2. Great tutorial learning from the expert! Thank you.

  3. This is just GORGEOUS! I'll be back to watch the video. xxD


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