A Colorful Bunch!

This stamp set and coordinating dies are a new addition to my stamping studio and they are titled Stitched Flowers from My Favorite Things company.  I even had the chance to visit the flagship store- Awesome!- on a recent visit to Florida.  What a beautiful store!  What a treat to see samples and ideas and go shopping.  Here is my submission for the card sketch challenge-MFTWSC375 and color challenge-#89.  I think it works for both categories this week. I used Neenah white paper and colored the flowers and leaves with Copic markers.  I love how the colors blend.  I used a sentiment for the front and added lightly stenciled accents and a few Nuvo drop accents.  IMG_2297


Pretty Papers from a Kaiser Craft Pad

Kaiser Craft company has such beautiful papers and I designed four cards using only the paper from the pad which also includes borders and paper tags.  The paper in the pad is color coordinated with shades and prints in blues and greens.  I did not use any stamps, ink, paints when I designed the cards. I added leaves, mini die cut flowers, silver twine and glitter glue to the center of the flowers.  Using paper from a pad has endless possibilities for paper combinations.



Ombré Coloring Using Copic Markers

After watching an awesome video about creating an ombré blended effect on die cut words. Keeping the die cut words in place, color multiple words at a time using different shades of color. Great technique when you have to make many of the same card. I used a stencil for the colored background. I will continue to experiment with this awesome technique. I experimented with different color combinations and shading for the coloring.