Today’s card is one that I was contemplating showing in the recent Altenew Refresh Your Markers blog hop post. Ultimately I decided to stop at two cards as I do have a tendency to go to town with my projects and it can get out of hand. I set this one aside for this post instead, it seems very fitting as it’s made with the Artist Markers and I need to announce a winner of the giveaway too!
For the card I orignally had the idea to stamp and colour the images and then heat emboss them on top. Like I did the Sweetest Peas card for the blog hop. For whatever reason, I didn’t end up doing that but I did leave the stamps in my Mini MISTI just in case.
I started out by placing a panel of Neenah card stock in my Mini MISTI and filling the space from the bottom left corner to the top right, in an arch, and leaving the bottom right corner empty. The stamp set I’ve used is the lovely Bamboo Rose.
The first colour I used is the Yellows from Set B and I coloured in all the leaves with a flicking technique to give depth and highlights to each leaf. I wanted a golden look for these.
For the actual flowers I used Purples, Greys and Red Cosmos markers, again with the flicking technique. It ended up looking quite striking and unusual! I toyed with the idea of adding a light colour around all the flowers to bring them together but decided to skip that.
To add some interest to the background and not leave it too plain, yet not make it vibrant enough to steal the spot light from the flowers, I got out the Arctic Artist Marker (the palest of the blues in Set C, it’s more light lavender in my opinion though) and started adding dots all around the leaves in a whimsical pattern. I also added some to the bottom right corner, which was looking very empty at this stage.
On a piece of Yupo card stock, I marked how big the You Are Loved diecut was by drawing a line with one of the red markers from Red Cosmos. Then I drew lines with all the red colours, all over the piece, to create a stripy look. As I didn’t take a progress photo of that piece, I used the one I did for my second card in the blog hop. Just to give you an idea of how I did it.
When it was dry, I ran the Yupo piece through my BigShot with the You Are Loved diecut to cut out the sentiment. I also cut out a piece out of foam sheet and layered these two pieces together.
The foam sheets I use are of the adhesive double sided kind, it makes it so easy to add to projects. I’m totally addicted to this stuff! To finish off the card, I simply adhered the background to a white card base and then added the sentiment piece. Ta-da! Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
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With one last look at the card, that’s it from me for today.
Thank you so much for stopping by, lots of love and happy crafting from Erica