Happy Saturday, everybody! In today’s Saturday Stamp Day video I will be creating an easy and colorful sequin shaker card with a bunch of different stamps. Sometimes I like to mix and match stamps from different companies. I think it’s a great way to stretch your stamp collection. 🙂
It’s been a while since I colored an image with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I’ve seen lots of crafters talking and discussing these markers. Some crafters are a fan of them and others aren’t because they don’t seem to get the result they were hoping for. To be honest, at first I didn’t really know how to use these markers and my images weren’t looking that good. However, after practicing a lot I found an easy and quick way to color your images with these markers. My coloring method is very easy so I can add some quick and simple shading.
There are some things to keep in mind when you’re coloring with these markers. First, be sure to use a waterproof ink to stamp your image. I like to use Archival Jet Black ink because it doesn’t smear or smudge when using water. A good paper is also very important. I use some inexpensive Bristol. After I stamped my image, I like to apply water with my Pentel Aquash Brush to the paper. Then, I add the darkest color and blend it out with the lightest marker. Finally, I blend everything together with water. If I need a little bit extra shading, I just go back in with my darkest color here and there.
After coloring the snail from the Lovely Critters stamp set from Create A Smile Stamps, I created a shaker piece! I simply stamped peonies from the Wild Peonies set from The Ton to some white card stock. Next, I die cut a circle out of it and created my shaker with the Fuse tool. Be sure to watch the video to see this tool in action. I filled up the shaker with some sequins that matched with the stamped flowers.
Do you ever feel like something is missing on your card? Well, I was feeling it this time and it drove me crazy! 10 minutes later I figured out I could stamp some outline hearts around the shaker to add extra interest. I used the heart stamps from the Darling Flamingos stamp set from The Ton. For the sentiment, I used a fun chipboard piece from Create A Smile. This is a really easy and fast way to add a greeting to your card. Finally, I used some of my beloved sequins from The Ton to finish off this card.
That’s it for today! 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post and watch my video. You rock! Xo
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