Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! It’s Day 2 of our Coloring with Copics week! Today, designer Gaytari Murali introduces us to the super-easy “Coloring on Kraft Cardstock” technique with an adorable Christmas card. Check it out!



Hello and welcome! This is Gayatri with you today sharing a tutorial on Copic Coloring on kraft cardstock. I LOVE the muted colors that coloring on kraft cardstock can give you. Something is magical about it! For my card below, I used one of my favorite stamp sets from the Grumpling series called Holiday Grumplings. For kraft cardstock, I used TE’s Toffee Matched Premium Cardstock.
Here is how I made this card. Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or your favorite cozy beverage and enjoy!
Step #1: Because of the nature of the kraft cardstock, it’s important to get a good, dark stamped image. I used a mini MISTI to stamp the images on the Toffee cardstock panel so I could get a nice dark crisp image. I stamped each image at least twice to achieve that.
Step #2:  Then I used three shades of each Copic color to color the images. Below are a series of pictures that shows the order of color shades I used to color in these Grumplings.

Copic colors: R22, R24, R39gayatri3

Copic Colors: YG21, YG23, YG25gayatri4

Copic colors: Y08, Y15, Y17gayatri5

Copic colors: C00, C1, C3gayatri6

Copic colors: W1, W3, W5gayatri7Copic colors: E31, E34, E37


Copic colors: E71, E77, E79gayatri9

Copic Colors: E23, E25, E27; below: Y32, YR14, YR18gayatri10

Step #3: To outline the images, I used Blue Green markers and used 0 marker to fade the color out. This really makes each Grumpling stand out.

Copic colors: 0, C1, B000, BG34

Step #4: There are some gaps between the images. To fill in the gaps I used the bauble image from Deck the Halls stamp set. (I’ve cut the stamp in half so I can use the single bauble and double bauble separately) and colored them using the same Copic colors I used for the rest of the images.
Step #5: I adhered the colored panel on a Toffee card base. I white-heat embossed the sentimet from Holiday Grumplings stamp set onto Peapod cardstock. I die-cut the sentiment card stock using Tag Stacklets.
Here is a closeup.
Hope you are inspired to give coloring on Toffee cardstock with Copic markers a go. Thanks for stopping by today!


Thank you so much, Gayatri, for sharing with us! Be sure to visit Gayatri on her blog, Handmade by G3. Tomorrow, we’ll be sharing an amazing tutorial from Jen Shults on “No Line Coloring” — we hope you’ll drop by again! Have a joyful day!