Every now and then I find I’ve run out of little notecards and I’m nearly at that point again. So for today’s simple Sunday project I thought that’s what I’d make. With it’s simple sentiments and bold images I chose the Wood Words Stamp Set, but ended up using the large floral image instead.
MARKER TO STAMP TECHNIQUE
I began by inking up the floral image from Wood Words using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. This image has a combination of line art and solid areas but I didn’t want too much black so I’d need to do a little work before I could stamp.
Turning the inked stamp over, I used a Blender Pen to remove the ink from the solid flower and leaves sections. As I worked, I wiped off the Blender Pen on some scrap paper to remove the ink from the tip. Then I used the brush tip of some Stampin’ Write Markers to ‘colour’ directly onto the cleaned areas of stamp rubber. I chose Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide markers all from the 2017/2019 In Colors collection.
Once the colouring was done I needed to breathe on the stamp surface to remoisten the ink. Then I could stamp the multi-coloured image onto a piece of Whisper White Card.
Now that the image was stamped I swapped to Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers to colour the line art. I chose the light and dark Old Olive and the light and dark Rich Razzleberry for this.
I finished by using the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter to add some subtle highlights to some of the larger flowers.
The ‘hello friend’ sentiment also comes from the Wood Words Stamp Set. I decided to use the marker to stamp technique once again but this time I used the brush tip of the Berry Burst marker to colour the whole stamp.
Once I’d stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White Card I was ready to get cutting.
I’d already planned to cut out the floral panel using my Big Shot, Magnetic Platform and Layering Ovals Framelits. I chose the #5 plain-edged oval (counting from the smallest up) for this.
Then I placed the sentiment strip on the Magnetic Platform and used the same die to cut that out too. I now had a sentiment with curved ends that would fit nicely on top of the die-cut floral panel.
Finally I used the #5 scalloped-edged die from the Layering Oval Framelits to cut another piece of Whisper White Card.
My original thought was to use the white scalloped die-cut piece as a mat for under the floral panel but now I wasn’t sure. What if I didn’t want white? What if I wanted a colour to coordinate with the floral image?
I decided Old Olive would be nice and I simply used the brush tip of the light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker to colour a border on the die-cut mat.
I have to say I loved how this turned out, it was perfect for my focal point. So, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow), I attached the floral panel to it. This was followed by my custom-edged sentiment.
Now the focal point was done I folded a Whisper White Notecard along the pre-scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I fixed my assembled floral piece to the front with liquid glue.
With the front of the card complete I could now set to work coordinating the envelope and inside.
Using the same marker to stamp technique I stamped a portion of the floral image across the corner of a layer of Whisper White Card. Then I repeated this across the corner on the front of the white notecard envelope too. Finally I used Stampin’ Blends to colour the line art sections to match the card front.
All that was left was to use liquid glue to attach the Whisper White layer inside the notecard and I was finished.
I really love how this project turned out. What do you think of the custom-coloured mat and die-cut sentiment edges?