Saturday, October 20, 2007

Weekend Sketch Challenge #24

It actually took me two tries to come up with this card. They both look quite similar but there were certain things that I did not like about the first card I made. For example, with the first card the brads showed on the inside of the card. Didn't like that. I just added another layer of Always Artichoke card stock on top of the Always Artichoke card base. Also, the background looked so plain, so I stamped the mistletoe stamp in Bravo Burgundy on the Bravo Burgundy card stock. I like it so much better now. Oh, I als0 distressed the edges and then sponged them. I seem to be doing a lot of that lately.

By the way, I saw a similar card on a display at the Stampin' Up! booth at the Crop for Kids event last weekend. I am not sure who made this card, but I'll give credit to my "up-up-up-line", Joan, for designing this card. :)

Technique: Using a Marker to Colour on the Stamp

Actually the title is self-explanitory. It is quite simple to have your image stamped in a number of colours without using more than one stamp. All you need to do is use a pigment ink or water-based marker (I used Stampin' Up!'s, but you can also use Le Plume. I find them at Michael's in the scrapbooking section) and colour right on the stamp with your markers. Use as many colours as you like. Don't forget to breathe or "huff" on the stamp to re-moisten the ink. Finally, stamp on your card stock.


Stamps: Peaceful Wishes
Paper: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy Marker, Always Artichoke Marker
Accessories: Silver Brads, White Ribbon (Gayle's Warehouse), Sponge Dauber

4.25 x 5.5 card

I made this card a couple of days ago for an upcoming stamp class. When I saw Beate's weekend sketch challenge I figured that I could use it for her challenge too. The only thing is that the horizontal strip goes all the way across on my card and the sketch doesn't show that. Hope that is OK. :)


Andrea said...

This is such a beautifully elegant card, I love the colours they are perfect

beate said...

Andrea, this is so elegant. I love it, although it looks quite different from my sketch. But I always say that my sketches are just starting points to get you going.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, this one is very nice too. Keep them coming. MLM