Monday, February 25, 2013
Guest Blogging for Market Street Stamps (Part 1)
I'm so excited to be guest blogging at Market Street Stamps today! I've got two cards to share with you today, and I'll have some more projects next month too.
My first card uses the Baby Basics set. I embossed the little boat on kraft cardstock, colored it using watercolor pencils. My method was to color it in pretty heavily, and then use my blending pen, dipped in water to smooth/soften the color. The boat was then fussy cut and adhered to the card base.
The waves were also colored with the watercolor pencil/blending pen, but more coarsely to add some texture.
My second card uses another sentiment from Baby Basics and as well as those fabulous arrows from the Hit the Mark set.
I lightly created guidelines in pencil before I stamped the arrows. Pencil is easily erased after stamping, and helps a lot when you want to be precise with your stamping. I then added color to the background with a foam tool.
I wanted to add some dimension, so I used a craft knife to cut around portions of the large arrow ends and the arrowheads closest to the sentiment. It takes a little time, but I think it really makes an impact. The arrowheads were also pieced with a paper from Glitz's Yours Truly collection.
That's all for me today. As I mentioned, I'll be back with some more MSS projects next month. Thanks for coming by!
Paper/Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Kraft Cardstock; CTMH - Pacifica cardstock; DCWV - The Green Stack mat stack
Stamps: Market Street Stamps - Baby Basics
Other: CTMH - White embossing powder, Watercolor Pencils (Crystal Blue, Ocean, Grey Wool and Holiday Red); Blending Pen; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; May Arts - Burlap Twine
Thank You Card
Paper/Cardstock: CTMH - White Daisy and Black Cardstock; Glitz - Yours Truly
Stamps: Market Street Stamps - Baby Basics, Hit the Mark
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; CTMH - Sunkiss Yellow, Honey, and Goldrush
Other: CTMH - Foam tool, craft knife; Kuretake - Glue Pen; Tombow - Mono Adhesive