Monday, February 24

Three for February - Card One

This month I've decided to work with one of the many gorgeous stamp sets I have in my collection.  It's from Imagination Crafts and features a lovely little bird, birdhouse, leafy branch and a couple of sentiments.  It's a wonderful set that would be suitable for lots of different occasions.
There are lots of interesting techniques you can use when stamping, from heat embossing to stamping on fabric.  This month I'm going to focus on colouring mediums and will show you how one stamp can have many different looks depending on the product you choose to colour with.
First up - alcohol markers.
Alcohol markers (e.g. Copic markers, Spectrum Noir, Sharpie, etc.) are wonderful when you want to achieve a bright, clean result.  They blend well, provided you use the correct paper, and now come in a huge range of colours for every imaginable project.  Not only do they look fabulous with coloured images, but they have the bonus advantage of being capable of colouring non-porous surfaces such as rhinestones, brads, metal and plastic.  You can use them to recolour embellishments and personalise most other items.
And here's my completed card.


Georgei said...

Wow that some pretty stamp set
And your cards are so very pretty
And also the color
Thank for show
Can not wait till you us some more

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

That is a lovely stamp set. I love birds and birdhouses. You colored and designed such a beautiful Clean and Simple card.

chrissies said...

A beautiful card and a very nice little stamp set

Chrissie x

carla said...

You made lovely cards with this great stamp set.


Teresa said...

Very pretty.

Viv said...

Wow, all so pretty but this is my fav I think Beccy :) Viv xx