Here's what's included in the blog candy~
1) One die-cut, unmouted Merci Stamp set
2) One 3 x 3 butterfly notecard (pictured above)
3) Enough pre-cut/pre-scored cardstock to make five 3 x 3" notecards
4) 3 yards of coordinating ribbon (not pictured)
More details coming up on how you can win....at the end of today's post! But first, I mentioned that Merci set was my favorite, and a big reason for that is because I love to color, especially with markers! Coloring doesn't have to be difficult or complicated. Sometimes just a few strokes of color is all you need. SU Markers are a great way to add color & shading to your projects. For the butterfly card above, I used markers in Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery & Old Olive. Two of those colors were the same as the cardstock and the other two were a deeper shade of those colors.
Here are a couple of photos that show how I used the fat/paintbrush end of the Regal Rose marker to outline the wings:
...And the fat/paintbrush end of the Pretty in Pink marker to fill in the rest of the wing. I use light, circular strokes, and sort of "paint" the color on. I went right over the top of the Regal Rose outline, to blend the edges. I used the skinny end of the Old Olive Marker to outline the body of the butterfly, then the fat end of the Celery marker to fill in the body and trace over the antennas (sorry...I didn't take photos of those steps, but you can see those details in the first photo). Really simple....Really quick. And for the finishing touch, I used the 2-way glue pen to hi-light a few spots on the wings then dusted them with Dazzling Diamonds glitter! The Cardstock is Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. I used the Ticket Corner punch on the image layers.
My stamping time has been very limited these past few weeks... but I am so excited....I should be back to my regular stamping (yay!) and posting (yay!) routine next week!!! In the meanwhile....If you'd like to be in the drawing for the blog candy, just leave me a comment under this post, telling me what you've been up to with stamping ~ Do you have a favorite stamp set, technique or tool?? I'd love to hear about it! I'll pick a random winner on Monday morning....one entry per person please = ) !!!
Since I find myself in Seattle....I'm going to make a trip over to A-muse Rubber Stamps tomorrow and check it out! I hear it's a great shop!! Hey, maybe they'll have paper & ink out to play with...that would be so awesome!!!!!