Who doesn't love a good deal?
Yesterday I went out and the craft place I was at was having a sale on all their items. 50% off! I picked up a set of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I've been itching to try some coloring on my stamps for a while, so I was pretty excited about these markers.
I got the brown set of 6 markers. I thought this cute little squirrel guy would be the perfect test subject for me to practice on. I definitely had to stamp and color him multiple times to get the colors the way I liked them. I'm sure you can tell I still have much practicing to do!
I used a green cardstock for the card base, and just dragged a little of my Cottage Ivy green Memento ink across to give it a little texture. I stamped the little acorns with Hot Cocoa brown, and adhered my squirrel friend and the sentiment with foam adhesive. The sentiment was stamped and embossed with gold.
The Spectrum Noir website also has a challenge asking to see our projects done with their markers. The theme is anything goes!
This card I did for Simon Says Stamp. Their Wednesday blog challenge theme today is birthdays!
I really love the gold embossing powder, and how fun it is on a birthday card! I cut the balloon with my Cricut and inked it with some Bahama Blue and Danube Blue Memento ink. The stars are stamped and embossed, as well as the sentiment. The white background is scored diagonally to add a little texture and interest.
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