Recently, my mom showed me a new way to try coloring in your images with your markers. To show me what she was talking about she created this card:
It uses the new Flower Shop stamp set and punch sitting atop the stem from Field Flowers. Great idea, huh?
Now, to do the coloring, she took a lighter colored marker (in this case, the Crisp Cantaloupe marker) and then swiped one side of the marker tip along the side of the Calypso Coral ink pad. This gives you a darker side to the marker.
Then you can color in your stamped image and twist your marker as you are coloring so you end up getting both tones forming a cute spectrum of color on your image. Now if it is a little hard to see, she created the following examples to help show it better:
On the left is a flower colored in with a blender pen, the middle is using the two-tone effect, and the right flower is colored in only using the Crisp Cantaloupe marker. There was more of a difference between the three than I expected!
And I thought the whole card was a neat idea so I created a simpler version to send out as a customer thank you card this month. So if you’ve placed a Stampin’ Up! order with me in June, you’ll have one of these in your inbox soon!
Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:
Stamps – Flower Shop, Field Flowers, Petite Pairs
Ink – Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Daffodil Delight, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe marker
Paper – Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper stack (top card), Pistachio Pudding cardstock (bottom card)
Accessories – Posy Punch, Itty Bitty punch pack, Pearls, Distressing tool