Hey everyone! Welcome to another Fabulous Friday!! Today’s project features the Remarkable You stamp set and the new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The new markers will be available to you on November 1st and the price point is perfect! You can purchase them as an individual marker, or a combo pack because they come in a light and a dark shade, or you can purchase the entire collection all at once. The best part is that they coordinate perfectly with our exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors! If you like to color, I think these are something you’re definitely going to need to your stash! They can make an artist out of ANYONE! The benefits of the alcohol marker is the blending capabilities and being able to color additional items like rhinestones or other embellishments. You’re only limited to your imagination.
I chose the Remarkable You stamp set because of the large flowers. Now trust me when I tell you, I’m by no means an expert with these, but they really do make you feel like one! When you use alcohol markers you want to use the Memento Tuxedo Black ink so that your stamped image doesn’t bleed. It is a water based ink that dries quickly so you don’t have to wait long to start coloring. The other thing to remember, alcohol markers will bleed through, so be sure to use scratch paper, or what I like to use is our Grid Paper. Grid Paper is a must have item to any craft room. Not only does it protect your work surface, but it can be used for measuring ribbon, paper or whatever you’re working with and is great for jotting down notes while your creating! LOVE LOVE LOVE our grid paper!! So here are the measurements for the card:
- Card base in Old Olive 8 1/2 x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Rich Razzleberry 5 1/4 x 4″
- DSP 5 1/8 x 3 7/8″
- Rich Razzleberry 4 1/8 x 3 1/8″
- Whisper White 4 x 3″
So I started by stamping the image and then the sentiment. The sentiment actually reads “And I’m So Grateful For You” as it is meant to be used for the inside of the card, but I wanted it on the front. (I know, I’ve got to be different! lol) So I masked the “And” with tape, inked up the sentiment, removed the tape, and stamped it on the bottom right. Then I took the dark Old Olive and outlined the leaf and the base of the flower, and then using the light Old Olive, colored in and did some shading to blur out the outline. That’s where the alcohol ink comes in handy. The shading makes all the difference in the world. Then I did the same with the flower petals with the dark and light Rich Razzleberry markers. You can layer the ink on for a deeper, richer color, or keep it light. the Color Lifter comes in handy when you go outside the lines too. It acts like an eraser. You can also add in highlights by using it to lift the color out of a particular spot on your project. Once the coloring was finished, I set it aside to build the card. I attached the DSP to the Rich Razzleberry piece, then added the ribbon towards the bottom of the card. I cut a piece just long enough to fit the width of the panel, then taped it to the back of the card with household tape, and then adhered it to the card base. I too the colored image and added it to the Rich Razzleberry piece, added some dimensionals to the back and added it the lower left of the card. Sprinkled on a couple of Black Rhinestone Jewels and voila! Another clean and simple card! I see a lot of coloring in my future!! 😉
I forgot to mention that the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale that is going on through the end of October. So if you would like to order any of these items, you can go here to shop. When you order using Hostess Code 2ESDTGYX and your order is $50.00 or more before shipping and tax, I’ll send you a pack of handmade cards and a free embellishment. Nothing like getting some happy mail for a change, right? If you missed the video, you can see it by going here. Please be sure to like and share my video too so that others can see my project.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous Friday!