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  • by Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Coloring with Markers

June is a busy month for family birthdays. My niece turned 29 again. I decided to make her a nice card instead of the snarky humorous kind.

Penny Black, Spellbinders, Birthday Card

Actual Card Size: Portrait Style (5.0" wide and 6.5" tall)

Penny Black: At Grace Cling Stamp (40-680)

Hampton Art Stamps: Once Upon A Time DF2203

Spellbinders: Nestabilities Romantic Rectangles Two (label only) S5-211

Spellbinders: Card Creator 5x7 Mystical Embrace S6-012

EK Success: Heritage Corner Paper Punch

Local King Rubber Stamps' Water-Based Markers (lavender & olive green)

Tsukineko: VersaFine Clair Pigment Ink in Morning Mist (sentiment)

Conqueror Smooth Cover Card Stock in White Diamond (110 lb.)

Hanko Designs: Tsumugi Japanese Linen Paper (90 lb.) in Lavender NC214 and Blue NC210

Tonic: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Miscellaneous: flat-backed pearls

Local King Rubber Stamps makes the best water-based markers to color solid stamps with. The markers are very "juicy" and the color does not evaporate right away allowing you time to color your stamp design before pressing onto your card stock. I only used 2 colors. I re-stamped some areas of the flower more than once to obtain the darker shadowing of the flowers. Using the stamp platform allowed me to do repeat stamping without the worry of re-aligning the image on the paper with the actual stamp. Many of the stamps from Penny Black are perfect for this coloring technique.

I used the corner punch to finish the corner edges of the white stamp panel; I didn't want a "stark" white laying on top of the framing die.

Thank you so much for stopping in. Hope to see you again soon.

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