9 Shades of Grey

What do you think of Clarence in a monochromatic color scheme? I love him in shades of warm grey. And how about the sentiment? Cute, right? It coordinates perfectly with the stenciled background. Best of all? This card was quick and easy to create! Let me walk you through the process…

I started by stamping Clarence with Extreme Black ink onto Copic friendly cardstock, then colored him with grey Copic markers. I used warm greys for his body, and cool greys for his cup, scarf, eyes, and teeth. For highlights, I used a white gel pen, and to make his eyes pop, I darkened the pupils with a black glaze pen. You can see the markers I used below…


[one_half last][/one_half]

After cutting Clarence out with my ScanNCut (there is a coordinating die available), I set him aside to work on the other parts of the card. Before cutting the sentiment out with a fishtail banner die, I embossed it on Perfect Sentiment Cardstock with white embossing powder. I was sure to use my new Cottontail Powder Tool first. (If you love the look of black and white sentiment strips, you’ll want to grab some Perfect Sentiment Cardstock and a Cottontail Powder Tool; they make a great team!)

To create the background, I trimmed a white panel down to 2¾” x 5¾” and lightly stenciled Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink through the solid layer of the Nutty 2 Layers Stencil. Then, I lined up the top layer, and stenciled more of the same ink through. I only stenciled the lower portion of my panel, using a heavier hand at the bottom.

Pulling the card together was a snap from there. I cut and folded a mini-slimline card base (3¼” x 6 ¼”) from kraft cardstock, and popped the stenciled panel up on it with foam tape. I trimmed the sentiment banner to fit flush to the left edge of the panel, and adhered it with foam tape. More foam tape pops Clarence up, and a few scattered black gems finish the card. It fits nicely into a #7 coin envelope. What do you think?

I can’t decide if I like him better in shades of grey, or in full color. How will you color Clarence?

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We’ve got some very special guests coming up on the blog over the next few days. Be sure to check them out! I’ll be back soon with another fun card to share.

This site uses affiliate links whenever possible (at no additional cost to you), but only for products I actually use and love.

One thought on “9 Shades of Grey

  1. Love him. Perfect coloring job with colors I normally wouldn’t use

Leave a Reply