Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Flowers, flowers and more flowers!

Happy Tuesday craft friends! I thought I had programmed this post for yesterday but my little brain forgot to schedule it! 

I am very excited that I will begin teaching card-making classes at my local store called Scrapbook Centrale! I am so looking forward to the first class which should in March. The first class will be "faux watercolor" technique with Tombow markers.

The store started carrying Studio Katia and let me tell you I have been having fun with these stamps!

I started by die cutting my Bristol paper with the Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames dies and I stamped my flower with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

My Tombow markers were the first markers I owned when I started card-making. I haven't used them in years but boy I have fallen in-love all over again. I used one color of pink and one blue for the flower from the Thank You So Much stamp set. I started with an initial wash of color, adding color in the shaded areas and blended to cover the whole petal with my water brush. Once it was dry, I went in a second time to intensify the shading. I added some blue around the flower and blended out also with my water brush. I love the effect and it didn't take much time to complete. 

This second set is such fun, it comes with two stamps that can fit together. I decided to use both but one outside and one in so when the recipient opens the card you see the pair.  I also only used one marker per color family for this one and painted the flowers all in the same way as the first project.

I used Bristol paper for this one also and die cut the flaps of the card with an MFT border die. I used my hole punch and added seem Lawn Fawn black Lawn Trimmings to tie the card flaps together. The sentiments are both from the Studio Katia Blooming Bunch stamp set.

Thanks so much for taking the time!

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