Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sweet Thoughts

Happy Saturday all!  It's a rainy, cool day, perfect for card making and in this post I'll share one of two cards I made today that uses the lovely sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

I started out by stamping the floral image from Butterfly Basics on the smaller panel of Whisper White, covered it with a mask, then inked up the fern image from the same sketch and stamped over the top.  After pulling off the mask, the flower and leaves were then colored with Blendability markers.

The rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory.  I'm so sad the Blendability markers are being discontinued, but obviously Stampin' Up can't continue to sell something with a critical design flaw that causes the ink to dry out too quickly.  While watercoloring is one of my favorite mediums to work with, using alcohol markers has been a fantastic new way to color.  I hope SU is successful in developing a replacement product sooner rather than later!  In the meantime I'll use my markers as long as they last.

Thanks so much for your visit today!  Please be sure to use the link above to check out all the wonderful inspiration at the FMS blog, plus there's still time to join in.



Product details:
Stamps:  Butterfly Basics, Sweet Essentials
Paper Whisper White, Soft Sky
Ink:  Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Spring Flowers TIEF, Corner Rounder and Bitty Butterfly punches, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi Blendability markers, Basic Rhinestones


Amy O said...

What a pretty card, Stef! Your coloring is gorgeous, and I love the colors you've used. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

sodell said...

This is such a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for sharing your technique of masking. Its gorgeous!