If you have been to my blog before, you know that I absolutely love flowers! And I also love the new Blends markers. So what a perfect way to combine two of my favorite things – flowers and Blends markers.
First I just had to play with the Blossoming Basket stamp and the Blends together. So I stamped the Basket on a piece of Watercolor paper with Momento Black Ink. I used the Blends Markers to color in the flowers.
My tip for using Blends (alcohol markers) is to choose the area of image where you want to accent the light. Each Blends marker set comes with a light and dark marker. So for example, the Crumb Cake has a light marker and a darker marker. So I chose the middle left area of the basket as the area where the light will shine – so will be lighter. I used the light Crumb Cake marker on this section and outlined the edge of the basket with the dark Crumb Cake Blends Marker. Then I use the lighter Crumb Cake marker over the darker color and pull or blend the darker and lighter colors together.
I have found the most important thing for coloring flowers with the Blends Markers is to remember that no two flowers are the same. When you look at a flower petal, there is a natural variation of color between petals – so don’t stress about coloring flowers. For the Pink rose in the middle, I highlights the edge of the petals with the darker color Pink Pirouette marker and then blended with the lighter color Pink Pirouette to fill in the color on the petal. For the Coral petals – I used the darker Daffodil Delight marker as my lighter color and the light Calypso Coral marker as my darker color. I love the combination of color that I got with the two different colors together. The Calypso Coral together was too dark for me. So blending the two colors gave me a shade that was a little lighter than Calypso Coral
So my advice to you when using blends is to experiment and mix colors. After I finished coloring the basket, I did fussy cut out the image. Then the fun. What to use to make a card from the basket? I was a little stumped but then thought about the Fabulous Foil Designer acetate. Of course I have some and haven’t used it in a while.
The card base is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. Next is a layer of Blushing Bride cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and piece of the Gold Fabulous Foil Designer acetate cut to the same size. So the trick to using either vellum or acetate is hiding the adhesive. So I added the adhesive behind the main image – square with the basket.
Next I cut a 3″ square of Whisper White cardstock. I embossed the Whisper White with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. This is layered on a Scalloped square of Champagne Foil (which did carry over from the Holiday catalog) cut using the Layering Square thinlits. Then I attached the flower basket with dimensionals and attached this to the middle of the card. Last I used a 1″ x 3″ piece of Vellum and stamped “Happy Easter” from the Hold onto Hope stamp set and embossed the words with Gold Embossing Powder. Last I made a bow from the Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon.
Here are the supplies that I used for this project:
I am very pleased with how this card came out! Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my card made with the
Sale-a-bration Blossoming Basket stamp set.