Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sometimes I Even Impress Myself

I saw this card in Just Cards Volume 26 and immediately had to read how it was done.  The colors were too vibrant for it to be chalked over Versamark ink or colored pencils over white embossing.  I'm not a big fan of solid stamps, but this card really spoke to me.

It turns out that it was made by coloring over white embossing with alcohol markers (AKA Copics). No kidding?  I have to try that.

Like I said, I'm not that big a fan of solid stamps so I didn't have a lot to chose from.  A nice field of wild flowers, like in the magazine would be perfect.  Since I didn't have that I used a nice sold rose.  Oh my! IT WORKED!  If you've read my blog any you know I hate heat embossing so the fact that that went well was exciting in and of itself.  Then when the technique worked just like described, well, I was joyous.

So much so, that I had to try it again.  And it worked a second time!  I love it when things come together like that.  It impresses me.  Sure, it doesn't take much to impress me, but you know, take what you can.

The Fine Print: Wildflowers card by Donna Sanders, stolen blantantly from Just Cards Vol. 26 without permission (but credited, dammit).  Rose stamp by Penny Black, daisy stamp by Hero Arts, Love script by A Muse Studio, thank you script by Endless Creations, scallop border punch by Fiskars, oval punch by Marvy, both label punches by Stampin' Up.

3 comments:

sandee said...

OK had to laugh at the "taken without permission but credited damit"...that's a hoot. I don't think you have to give credit anyway in this case, after all they are supplying you with all the details in order to recreate it, but I am sure the person would love seeing their name credited, at least that's my opinion being that I get published. I hope someone does recreate what I make, wouldn't that be awesome? neat technique, I only have 1 copic marker, lol, and didn't know they were considered alcohol markers. Learn something every day! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

505whimsygirl said...

Very cool cards!!! I have a few solid stamps (for when I'm lazy and don't want to color). Me thinks I'm getting my stamping stash out tonight.....

Hugs,
Kay

Sandy said...

How pretty does that come up will have to have a go at that. Sandy :)