A few days ago I decorated a picture frame using a sentiment and bear image from the Count On Me Stamp Set. I loved how it turned out and couldn’t wait to use that bear again. Today though I thought I’d also illustrate the difference cardstock can make when using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.
COUNT ME IN
I began my bookmark with a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. To shape the top and add the ribbon slot I used the Fancy Tag Topper Punch.
Next using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the bear image. Then in the space above I stamped “Through thick and thin, count me in!”
To colour the image I began with light and dark Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Then while deciding about the colour of the bear I thought it would be interesting to use Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. This was the same colour I’d used on the bear for my picture frame but the cardstock was different. As before I added a few touches of the dark Crumb Cake and then coloured the whole bear, except his nose, with the light one.
Finally I cut a piece of gold 3/8″ Fine Art Ribbon and threaded it through the slot. Then with a Mini Glue Dot on either side I attached the ribbon to the bookmark and my project was complete.
This is such as sweet bookmark and took no time at all to make. But it really does illustrate my point about the influence of cardstock colour when colouring with Stampin’ Blends. For the bear on my picture frame I used Crumb Cake Card, while on the bookmark it was Very Vanilla. Both bears were coloured using light and dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends (ignore the hearts, they do use different colours).
So next time you think about using Stampin’ Blends remember the impact your cardstock colour can have on your finished project. I know I will.
For more information on the photo frame project see my blog post Count on a thunderstorm today.