When I go to my craft room to create a card, I usually have a pretty solid idea. However, the resulting card hardly EVER looks like what I had originally envisioned. All that extra time spent in the shower planning my cards for nothing, lol! I think it’s just my excuse to take a long shower. 🙂
Anyhoo, I thought it would be fun to show you how this card came about. It started when I saw Heather do this card. So pretty! I liked how she colored her stamp with a marker around the edges, so I figured I would try it out. My first version was yellow with a blue outline:
Oh not good at all. I thought maybe I could color the flowers to improve it. As you can see, I tried, grays (warm and cold), yellows, browns, pinks, and even orange. Copics, colored pencils, watercolor. Forget it.
Next I thought I would try using a lighter ink (Antique Linen) and then outline in a dark blue (I used Not Quite Navy by Stampin’ Up!). Version #2:
Um, ok. Better, but still not good. I thought, maybe pink flowers? Nope.
I liked the pink and the Antique Linen, but the blue was too blue and too much blue. I decided to go with outlining one flower in black. I used a Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Charcoal Big Brush Pen. The shadow was very subtle and I liked it a lot better, so I finished out the rest of the card elements. Here is the result:
For the video, I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! black marker instead. Wow, a lot more black! At first I liked the Faber Castell one slightly better, but the Stampin’ Up! one is starting to grow on me. Which one do you like better?
I left it sentiment-less for now. I plan to add the one that I need on the inside when the time comes.
So there you have it. I am a total work in progress every day of the week. Ha!
- Tim Holtz Antique Linen Ink
- Stampin Up! Basic Black Marker
- Stampin’ Up! Rose Red Marker (part of Subtles Collection)
- Copic Sketch Markers: RV00, RV13, R29, YG17, YG23, 0