A Little Something

When I got the Hello Gorgeous stamp set from Altenew I couldn't wait to color it up using different methods.  This is one of six images I colored and turned into cards.  (hint: If you want to see the others, look for the keyword Hello Gorgeous.)

The flowers on these were colored with Zig markers and water, similarly to the ones I did before Christmas, but this time I used more pink and left a lot of white space.  To achieve this look I scribbled my markers onto a clear block and used a damp brush to add a touch of color to the tips and center.  Then I used the marker directly on the center and used that same damp brush to smooth out the harsh lines. When I layered these flowers onto my background panel they looked washed out, I colored the white edge in a dark pink.  

The sentiment background was made by using a marker on white cardstock before punching out and then layering it on a piece of cardstock that was the same color as the marker.

This card is the perfect thing to include with one of the mini facials I like to give out.

Stamps: Hello Gorgeous (Altenew) Tiny Tags Sayings (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Midnight (CPD)
Paper: Bristol (Strathmore) Lost Lagoon (SU) Silver Bells & Fairy Dust 6x6 Pads (Kaiser Crafts)
Accessories: 025, 200, 070 (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) Bubble Box Fri-Die (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Rose Red Marker, Scallop & Circle Punches (Stampin' Up)

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New Release from Catherine Pooler

Catherine Pooler has come out with a new release just in time for Christmas.  Pick up some new goodies to gift yourself or perhaps stuff a happy stampers stocking.


Joy to the World

Christmas is just around the corner.  It's time to amp up my cardmaking game!  First up is this card colored with Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  Of all the coloring mediums I have tried, I think I like these best.  My only wish is that I had more colors! 

To bring a little more highlight to certain areas, I used a white gel pen.  After coloring them in I did a wash of wink of stella to add some sparkle, then used yellow stickles to help make them stamen pop. If you click on the picture to see the close up, you'll notice the embossed die cut of the Merry Label Die.  I just love that double line embossed detail. 

Stamps: Hello Gorgeous (Altenew) Snowy Sayings (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Candy Cane Lane (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink: Midnight, (Catherine Pooler Designs) Real Red, Tranquil Tide (SU)Versamark
Paper: Bristol Vellum (Strathmore) Lost Lagoon (SU) Fairy Dust, Silver Bells 6x6 (Kaiser Craft)
Accessories: 024, 029 (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers) Clear Embossing Powder (WOW) Merry Label Die (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps) Yellow Stickles