It’s another week of challenge with Colour Me Card Challenge.
This week, we are looking at a wonderful mix of colours and I can’t wait to show you what I have created with distress markers with my Lawn Fawn Stuck On You Clear Stamps set, to give you some Best Wishes card idea.
Here is my creation for this week’s colour challenge,
Step by step instructions
- On a water colour paper, stamp the left and right pots, by applying Distress Marker - Weathered Wood directly on the clear stamps and transfering the ink to the paper. Stamp the cacti for the left and right pots, using Distress Marker - Peeled Paint.
- Stamp three small cacti on the water colour paper using Distress Ink Pad - Peeled Paint (you may use the distress marker but I am trying to show the difference in the effect).
- Stamp the sentiment “Best Wishes” using Distress Marker - Barn Door.
- Transfer some Distress Marker - Peeled paint onto acrylic block, pick up the ink using wet paint brush and water colour the grass patch. Be careful not to wet the stamped images as Distress Ink will spread when it touches water.
- On a separate water colour, stamp another pot (Distress Marker - Weathered Wood), cactus (Distress Ink Pad - Peeled Paint) and two flowers (Distress Marker - Barn Door) to be cut out later.
- Die cut the pot, cactus and two flowers that was stamped separately using Lawn Fawn Stuck On You Coordinating Dies.
- Attached the die cut pot, cactus and flowers onto the water colour paper using foam tape.
- Round the corner of the water colour paper with the corner punch.
- Apply Distress Markers - Barn Door round the edges of the water colour paper.
- Attach water colour paper onto cardstock using foam tape.
Applying Distress Marker to stamps is a great way to expand the use of distress markers if you do not want to invest in another collection of Distress Ink Pads. There is difference in the effect. If you look closely at the stamped cacti, the tall cactus is stamped with Distress Markers applying to the stamps directly. The two smaller cacti and those on the grass patch are stamped using Distress ink pad - Peeled paint instead.
Application using ink pad will give a more even finish of the stamped image while the those using distress marker will have a more uneven finish depending on the concentration of the ink on the stamps. Both are great, depending on the effect you prefer. I actually like the one using Distress Markers as it gives and illusion of dimension on the cactus.
Another tip, if using distress markers, I find it works better on water colour paper as it will spread better. If you use a very absorbent paper, the distress ink may not spread well during stamping and you may not get a perfect stamped image.
Here’s a closer look at the cacti,
So, are you ready to play with these colours and get onto the challenge by CMCC? Check out other inspiring works by the other Design Team Members here,
Let’s take a look at this wonder clear stamp that comes with coordinating craft dies.
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