12 Mar 2012

Marker-To-Stamp Technique

Hello there. Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration ends in a couple of weeks so I thought I'd better get another card posted for my ladies whom I said I'd post some more ideas using the Papers from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

This card was created along the same inspiration lines as my post on 28 Feb'; the idea of wallpapered walls from the early 70's; but this time a rich tapestry takes centre stage. Even though my card base is in Crumb Cake I still embossed a separate piece of Crumb Cake with the Petals-a-Plenty textured embossing folder so as the brad, once attached, wouldn't be seen on the inside of the card. I didn't use a contrasting underlying piece of card under my main design because I didn't want to break the illusion of the 'Wall' that the tapestry hangs from.
The bottom half of the card is using the free papers from SAB Brochure and it's reverse side I used as the main hanging piece of the tapestry. I punched each end with the Eyelet Border Punch and threaded a piece of white Bakers Twine through the holes created by the punch, and then 'hung' it off the attached Brad.

The multi coloured centre piece is just one rubber stamp. To create the different colours I used the Marker-to-Stamp Technique:

Marker to Stamp Technique: 

1. Apply colour to the stamp using Stampin' Write Markers - Colour in different areas of the rubber stamp in different colours until you have completed colouring the whole stamp. Once you have finished colouring breathe onto the inked area to remoisten the ink and then stamp away!

I recently received my In-Colour Markers (2011-2013) and I love them! There's 5 Markers in the set, and I have used three of them here. This technique allows you to create many different looks to the one stamp therefore getting more use from your stamps! I hope you'll give this technique a go. I would love to hear of your achievements! If you have any questions please email me and I will be happy to help!

Here's a list of the Stampin' Up! Products I used to create this card.

Rubber Stamps:
Fresh Vintage - free from the SAB Brochure.

Card Stock and Papers:
Crumb Cake
Very Vanilla
Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper - free from the SAB Brochure
Ink Pads & Markers:
No Ink Pads!
In-Colours 2011-2013 Markers Set (set of 5) - Lucky Limeade,Wisteria Wonder & Calypso Coral

Ribbon & Brad Pack - free from the SAB Brochure
Bakers Twine - White

Big Shot Sizzix Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine
Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
2 1/2" Circle Punch
Eyelet Border Punch

Sticky Strip
Glue Dots (to adhere Bow)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tips on colouring stamps. The finished effect is very professional. I will have to buy them