Happy Easter and a Quick Tutorial on Simple Copic Pleats

Hi everyone.  :)  It’s time for another fun sketch with My Favorite Things.

This week I’ve used new Pure Innocence One of My Favorite Peeps. I kept my card pretty simple as well as flat.  Easy mailing.  :)

To create the sentiment piece, I used a Mini Doily Circle layered with a circle cut from Circle STAX on which I layered a Sentiment Strip.

I colored with Copics and pieced the dress, adding in quick and easy pleats.

1.  Stamp dress onto patterned paper and cut out.

2.  Lay the cut out piece on top of your stamped image.  (Do not adhere.)

3.  Using a W00 Copic marker, begin at the hem line and flick your marker up toward the center of the dress.  Here I’ve placed a pleat in between the legs and to the outer side of each leg.  (After this step, the dress can be moved from the image.)

4.  Using W1 and beginning at the hem line, flick marker up in the center of each W00 area to create depth.

5.  Using W00, again beginning at hem line,  flick over the W1 area, continuing up higher toward center of dress.


6.  Color remainder of image and adhere shaded dress.

On the inside of my card, I used another sentiment from the set and stamped a silhouette of the girl using Kraft ink.


<—Here’s the sketch if you’d like to play along. You can find direct links to more samples HERE.  And remember, if you upload your card to the SCS gallery using the keyword MFTWSC112, you will have the chance to win up to $20 in MFT money!  One winner is chosen at random each week.  More info can be found in the MFT Forum in SCS.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  MFT Pure Innocence “One of My Favorite Peeps”  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Black Licorice and Kraft  Paper: MFT Kraft and Sweet Tooth, X-Press It Blending Card, Fancy Pants “Hopscotch” (6×6)  Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R20, Y21, E31, E35, E41, W00, W1), MFT Mini Doily Circles, Circle STAX and Sentiment Strips Die-namics, Sakura clear glitter pen, Prismacolor pencils.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

8 Responses to Happy Easter and a Quick Tutorial on Simple Copic Pleats

  1. adorbs…

  2. This is adorable. Thanks for the tutorial on coloring the pleats.

  3. Awesome Michele! I’ve been trying to add a little shading to my paper piecing, can’t wait to try this!

  4. I love paper piecing and this is a fabby method for enhancing it!! Thank you!

  5. So so cute, Michele!!!

  6. Oh my, I so love the papers on colours on here Michele! An adorable card!!

  7. This is so adorable!!!!

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