Now before you go any further - I know that is not how dying should be spelled - but it is a play on words so read on.therapy stamping moment and made this card. And oooh I am so proud of myself. But before I tell you about that let me explain the card - just a little.
I used Autumn Meadows designer paper and the turkey stamp from Gifts of the Earth stamp set, both found in the Holiday Mini. Now, I have talked about water color paper and markers before so I won't dwell on that other than to say I thought for this card, the vibrant, earthy colors in the designer paper necessitated vibrant, earthy markers so that is what I went with.
After the turkey was colored in, it still needed something. That's when I brought out my trusty ole Color Spritzer Tool and paired it up with a Really Rust marker for some spattered ink on the image and leaf. I decided I have issues with empty white space. lol.
Tip of the Day (or week or month): Notice the corduroy button and grosgrain ribbon on the card. Look closely. Recognize them? Of course not - cause the button used to be Baja Breeze and the ribbon started out Vanilla! It's true! I remember reading about Cindy Lawrence, another demonstrator, changing the color of a corduroy button by using ink refill. I thought, well I have all of these Baja Breeze buttons (now retired) - I wonder what would happen if I colored one with a Really Rust Marker. So I tried it. It looked ok, but blotchy so I spritzed it with water and blotted off the excess. Once it dried I had a Really Rust Corduroy button!! How cool is that? You can't even tell it used to be light blue! Now for the ribbon.
Yep the ribbon started out Vanilla but I dipped it in Really Rust ink refill along with a few drops of water, then blotted off the excess and let it dry. Voila - Really Rust 5/8" grosgrain ribbon!! The possibilities are endless.
Hopefully I inspired you to try these techniques on your own. It is so much fun to use what you have in a new and creative way.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! Click here to order from me.
- Gifts of the Earth stamp set (Holiday Mini), Holiday Best (Hostess set)
- Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust cardstock and Watercolor paper
- Markers - Really Rust, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Not Quite Navy, Bermuda Bay, Creamy Caramel and a Blender Pen
- Really Rust ink refill
- Autumn Meadows designer paper (Holiday Mini)
- Color Spritzer Tool
- Baja Breeze Corduroy button
- Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
- Big Shot, Leaves #2 die
TGIF! Thanks for looking!