Saturday, July 14, 2012

Card Class, Sentiments

I am jumping around.  What day was sentiment stamps again? Whatever -- I'm tired, it's after midnight.  Here is my last card for today.

This card follows Shari Carroll's technique of coloring sentiment stamps with markers.  The sentiment was large enough I could do a nice rainbow effect.

Believe it or not, I just colored this with ordinary Crayola markers. I don't even remember where they came from, they are just lying around.  I had first tried it with my Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush markers, but that really did not work very well.  The ink did not transfer well even when I misted it. I am annoyed. Those markers are supposed to be designed especially for ink blending on stamps. And they were expensive!

I finished the card off with a little bling, which I hope you can see here is Stickles. Which I have a ton of in every color and don't use as much as I ought.  So I made a point of using it here.

If you're having trouble discerning the sentiment, it is, "Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life."

The stamp is from the inexpensive "Ditto" line of stamps and supplies from Hampton Art that you can get at Michael's.  I have almost all of these stamps. I think they are good value for the money.


Cassie_lu said...

I really like how it looks in the rainbow pattern

Kirsten Corby said...

Thanks! Yes, it's cheerful i think.

loly borda said...

you did a wonderful job! Wow.
Loly Borda

Angie said...

Can't go wrong with a rainbow! Beautiful card.

ThePurplePlace said...

What a great idea and a wonderful card!!

And CONGRATS on being featured in today's class!! :)

Cindy said...

This turned out great! Love the colours.

Kirsten Corby said...

Wow, what a surprise! Thanks Jen and Kristina.