Copic Coloring Mistake Gone Right

Have you seen the new Caffeinated Dragon from The Rabbit Hole Designs yet?! He is so cute. (If you’re a fan of the caffeinated critters, you are going to need the whole release this month!) Coloring him was an adventure. I stamped him in black ink and colored him with Copic markers like I often do. Originally, he was a bright, true blue, with yellow accents, including the top of his wings. Big mistake; it didn’t look right. The tops of the wings really needed to be blue. But blue and orange (my shadow color) are opposites, they make mud if you mix them. 🙁

I almost scrapped him, but in the back of my mind, I could hear Kelly Letavola saying, “I ain’t startin’ over” and I remembered Kathy Racoosin’s tip to be fearless.  So I went for it and colored right over the yellows and orange with the blue markers I used for his body. It worked! Well, I couldn’t get the true blue, it was a blue green, but it wasn’t mud. And it was actually pretty cool! The colors really pop and seem to have a ton of dimension. It was a happy accident, a mistake gone right! Then, his body needed a quick once over with E50 to create a teal tint to match the wings. After I cut him out with my ScanNCut and added Aqua Shimmer highlights to his eyelid and mug, and a coat of Diamond Glaze to his eyeball and mug, he was ready for a card.

 Caffeinated Dragon Box Card

This guy turned out so cool, he needed to be enjoying his coffee in a really cool setting. And what’s cooler than a magical castle? Especially, if you’re a dragon, right? I die cut a box card, then castle pieces, and some grass, all in shades of teal to coordinate with him. Since I don’t have a cloud stencil, I used a die to make my own. Then I inked up cloudy backgrounds to adhere behind the castle, and on the back side of the card, so I’d have a nice light area to write my sentiment later. 

I decorated the side flaps with embossed caffeine molecules. The front flap has an embossed sentiment on a fishtail banner, with the die cut word COFFEE layered on top. I cut it out of white glitter paper to add extra sparkle. The dragon is pretty large, and instead of tucking him down lower in the grass, so the card would fit into an A2 envelope, I allowed him to stick up, and opted to pair this card with a 6″ square envelope. A few flat-backed gems finish the card. 

Caffeinated Dragon Box Card
My coloring mistake ended up setting the tone for the card and I love it! I’m also a sucker for interactive cards, especially pop-up cards, so I might hoard this one for a while. What do you think? Would you have tossed him out, or tried to fix him? Who would you give it to? Are you ready to see what the rest of the team made with the Caffeinated Dragon? Hop along with us and see!

The Rabbit Hole Designs
Amanda – you are here
Lisa – next stop
** PLEASE NOTE** For this release, The Rabbit Hole Designs has changed things up and there are different giveaway rules. To celebrate the next three days of the release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two gift certificates; one to a lucky Instagram Follower, and one to a lucky Fan Page follower. One winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on the INSTAGRAM post, and tagging friends. The second winner will be randomly chosen from comments left on the Fan Page post. So make sure to head on over to INSTAGRAM and look for the giveaway post (@therabbitholedesignsllc) and look for the post at The Rabbit Hole Designs Fan Page by 11:59 p.m. PST January 30, 2020. Winners will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog on January 31, 2020. Visit The Rabbit Hole Designs for complete rules. 
Thanks for stopping by today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun caffeinated card to share!
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  1. I don’t see the problem at all. This is adorable! It is wonderful for a pop up card box, too!

  2. The dragon is wonderfully colored so if not for your title I would never know. Love your colors and pairing him with the castle- Perfect!!! TFS

  3. I just love this idea – I have a nephew who loves coffee and would really appreciate this card. I may have to make one for him … always love your fun inspiration.

  4. This is ADORABLE! I love the colors and what a great box and dragon!

  5. Cute as ever card Amanda!! No way it would ever have met the “throw it out” category!!

  6. This is amazing! Beautiful creation!!

  7. I’m so glad you didn’t start over as this one gorgeous draggin, dragon!!!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps

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