Welcome to Sketch Frenzy Friday! Today I’m we’re going green.. oops!! I meant using the Growing Green Stamp Set and sharing a simple and quick Marker Coloring Technique used to do this card!
Today’s Challenge Sketch was created by our Sketch Frenzy Friday Design Team Mom and member, Melissa Couden. I’ve changed the orientation and a few layers… but have otherwise left the sketch completely as is. Here’s Melissa’s sketch:
And here’s my hand stamped card featuring the Growing Green and Sincere Salutations Stamp Sets, and sharing views of both the inside and outside of the card.
The flowers were stamped in Basic Grey Classic Ink, and then a gentle touch of color was added using the brush end of my stampin write markers in Baja Breeze, and Daffodil Delight. Outlining the stamped image just inside the stamped line provided just a little hint of color… intersections were filled completely with the Baja Breeze Ink Color, and the centers were colored with Daffodil Delight. As a final step, I colored the stamped center dots of the images with a Cajun Craze Stampin Write Marker.
The torn edge adds a little different perspective for the inside of this card… want to see the inside? I’ve folded it backwards and stood it up so that you can get a better view…
The Cajun Craze Cardstock was cut to 5.25” x 4” and only the bottom edge was embossed with the lattice textured impressions folder using the Big Shot Machine… Don’t you hate those ugly lines across the edge when you feed the cardstock/embossing folder all the way through the machine? It only happens when you are trying to emboss just a portion of the cardstock. To prevent ugly lines, I only feed the cardstock/impressions folder Cardstock FIRST into the Big Shot machine until it reaches the edge of the cardstock… and then reverse the handle to back it out of the machine.. no ugly lines (or big thumping noise either.)
I had to add some Whisper White Cardstock to the inside of the card… I really don’t like leaving the inside dark… it’s so much easier to read had written note if the cardstock is lighter, and circumvents the need for a white gel pen (not that I don’t own a few of those:)
Next blog on the Sketch Frenzy Friday Challenge, Hop, Tour… Sue Grant I can’t wait to see what Sue has done for you today! Be sure to leave her a sweet note too!
Stamps & Supplies Used for Today’s Sketch Frenzy Friday Card Share:
Stamps: Growing Green, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Basic Grey
Classic Ink: Basic Grey
Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Lattice Textured Embossing Folder, Stampin Write Markers