I have been having a fun time with my new Seaside Sketches set. I love how the stamps can be used for male or female cards (I have a really hard time with cards for guys) plus you can feel like an artist when you color them!
I colored the images on both of these cards with Copic Markers. The key to making them look effortless it to keep the coloring quick, easy and sketchy. Instead of trying to blend with little circles make big expressive strokes. It may seem scary at first but give it a try, after all it’s just a piece of paper
Another fun thing to try is making your own embellishments with polymer clay. Here I took a rubber stamp of a sanddollar and pressed it into tan clay (be sure to knead the clay for 10 minutes before using), baked it and brushed on some white paint to bring out the texture. Tip: Ink up your stamp with clear embossing ink before you press it into the clay to act as a release agent.
Look around for embellishment that will help convey the mood of your card, some mesh ribbon reminded me of fishing nets, flock was like sand and I made some “flower soft” by rubbing two styrofome balls together nad coloring with alcohol ink to give the card some chunkier sand. Foam tape between the layers of cardstock give the card depth.
Building a 3-d scene on a card is fun, give it a try;) These cards qualify for the following challenges: The crafty pad (guy card), Cupcake Craft (summer delights), Daisy Doodles (anything goes), Delightful Sketches (add texture), Everybody Art (Summer), PaperTake Weekly (Summer), and Stamptacular Sunday (Life’s a beach).
Now on to today’s freebie! DT member Leanne asked me to make this sentiment into a stamp for Father’s day, click the picture to download
Now let’s see what the rest of the LSS DT has been up to. Also we have a new designer with us, please welcome Diane Bove!
Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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