One of the fun things you can do with distress markers is use them to create a watercolor effect with your stamps.
You begin by coloring the stamp surface with the brush end of the marker, give it a quick, indirect spritz with a mini mister, and then stamp onto a smooth surface.
By varying the amount of water you spritz on the stamp after you color it, you can get a variety of images, from a very impressionistic style to the ink just barely moving beyond the image edge. You can see the different styles below.
The technique is really that simple. Give it a try, and see what you come up with. It’s a fun technique to play with.
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This is the last one for the month, I promise.
This card took advantage of a few scraps of paper to give the stamped image a visual base. A quick stamped sentiment, and it’s done. (Did anyone get the Doctor Who reference?)
I think I’m about punned out for the month. We’ll get back to our regularly scheduled cards tomorrow.
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I’m just going to leave this here. Please forgive me.
(You could use this as a gift card holder for movies or a trip or a concert. If you’re not afraid of the puns.)
I’ve got a terrible pun just trying to escape, but it’s really not working yet. So, to tide you over until that pun decides to cooperate, we’ve got a boring, average, everyday pun for you.
In case you haven’t noticed, this is the same design as yesterday, just with a different image and sentiment. The thing about decent designs is that you can use them over and over again. There’s no reason to reinvent the wheel every time you sit down to make a card or a scrapbook page. Use the designs that you love, and that work for you, as often as you want. You’ll be able to make pages and cards so much quicker that way.
Another card, another copic colored stamp, and another ridiculous pun for you today:
This has a few more pieces of the heart paper and polka dots that I’ve been using, a sentiment made with a roller letter stamp, and sketched in border stitching.
I prefer my cards clean and simple. Especially when I’m creating a new one every day. How about you? What’s your card-making style?
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