I challenged myself to make a one layer card (this is NOT my usual style!) to meet the Stampin' Royalty challenge also. The To You and Yours stamp set images were inked with New England Ivy ink and then "smudge colored" with Q-tips and New England Ivy ink and Ruby ink as these are the challenge for the Color Dare. To get the ink to color with the Q-tips I stamped ink onto an acrylic block and spritzed with water. A retired Whisper Alcohol Marker was used to outline all the stamped images and White Wink of Stella was applied to create the leaf veins and highlight the berries and cardinal feathers. I love the gentle shimmer that this brush pen creates. There is a drop of Liquid Glass on the cardinal's eye. The background was stamped with Whisper Ink and a very old CTMH wood stamp called "Stoneware Texture".
Close To My Heart products used:
White Daisy CS
To You and Yours stamp set
New England Ivy Ink
Stoneware Texture stamp (retired)
Card challenges entered:
Stampin' Royalty #259--One Layer Card
Now it's your turn to play with these fun holiday colors! If you don't have these exact colors you may substitute similar colors and you may also combine them with neutrals such as black, white, tans, and greys. Please visit our the Color My Heart Color Dare blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created and then link up your papercrafted creation with a direct link here. Hope to see you in our gallery! The deadline is Thursday evening, January 1, 2015 at 9PM CT.
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