Someday I'm sure I'll again show you a card I've made without a framelit. I just don't know when it will be. I like using these SO much!
This lovely bird design is from the same Take it to Heart stamp set that I used for the Cherry Cobbler heart in yesterday's card. And, of course it has a framelit to cut it out leaving a nice border around the outline.
Something about the Elegant Lines embossing folder always makes me think of wings so even though I had colored this to coordinate with the blues in the Twitterpated papers I chose to use a Soft Suede Elegant Lines background instead. This image is actually from a sheet I colored a few weeks before Christmas. Though I often use watercolor, this time I sat down in front of a movie with a couple of sheets of cardstock (stamped with new Occasion Mini sets) and markers.
Some pointers for coloring with markers:
- Use the lightest colors possible and layers of color for depth.
- Use a light touch with the marker - press as lightly as possible, this reduces the lines from the marker
- Make good use of subtle colors like Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand to soften edges.
- Don't forget about using your blender when you need to.
As I said earlier, I colored these a few weeks ago, mostly with Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizazz, maybe with a little Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Island Indigo. If you want to use the darker colors, consider using just the fine point.
The Occasions Mini goes live in just a few days... January 4th!
Thanks so much for stopping in. I hope your year is off to a wonderful start.