BLISSful Brushstrokes with Elizabeth
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Our designers have been getting inky with our newest collection of stamps, dies, and stencils—BLISS 2017, now available in our online store! This week they share their tips, techniques, and gorgeous cards featuring our new brushstroke stamps.
Using these bold floral designs and elegant sentiments, Elizabeth demonstrates that anyone can escape for a quick moment and be able to start and finish a card in a short period of time. Sneaking away for some artsy time is definitely a good thing… the added bonus is a finished card to share with a friend.
Give it a try…
Elizabeth’s technique for all of these cards was to ink her stamps using Memento markers. Using a stamp positioning tool, she layered the colors starting light and working darker. She activated the ink by “huffing” on the stamp for each application. (Full supplies and instructions linked below.)
Notice how her sentiment stamping slightly overlaps on top of each flower? This small detail gives her simple designs a finished look.
For the poppy above, the flower head was filled in using very light brushstrokes of her pen (Marvy marker) to paper.
For added embellishments, Elizabeth added Pan Pastels to the flowers. She applied them using a very small cotton ball with light pressure. She also added Stickles for a touch of sparkle and shine.
And the fun doesn’t stop there, here’s some golden gorgeousness.
On this card, Elizabeth edged all four sides with Marvy’s Gold Deco Color Pen. Another one of those fabulous finishing touches…
Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies
Card 1: 40-537 Peony, 30-409 Faith
Cards 2 & 3: 40-539 Effulgent, 30-413 Birthday Love, 30-419 Happy Wishes
Card 4: 40-538 A Moment in Time, 30-413 Birthday Love
Card 5: 40-539 Effulgent, 30-419 Happy Wishes
Card 6: 40-536 First Waltz, 30-416 Happy Thoughts