Hello! Tami Sanders here with your Card Sketch for August…
The sketch is very basic and can be adapted for different looks. You could stamp the same sentiment in different colors or different sentiments on each line. You could use the Rollagraph to add a different pattern in different colors to each block – or do the same thing with stamps. You could use stamp washi tape or ribbons. This is a great sketch for leftover bits too. For the sample card, I stamped different designs in different colors on each of the 4 blocks, then added a sentiment below them…
I used ColorBox® Tiny Dots Creative Cards for the base of the card. The card was tinted with vertical lines of ink using the ColorBox® Balloons 6 Color Ink Pad applied using a ColorBox® Art Dauber. Designs were stamped on the blocks using the ColorBox® Balloons 6 Color Ink Pad. For the butterflies, I placed the stamp over both the orange and the red inks. The edges of all the blocks were distressed using the same ink color as the stamping, applied with the Art Dauber.
The sentiment was stamped using ColorBox® Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink. The edges of all the blocks were then gently tapped on the Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink Pad for added definition. I also stamped a few extra designs and cut them out and added them on matching lines using 3D dots. And for a little bLiNg, I added some black rhinestones and rhinestone swirls.
I thought the “little” stamped motifs went well with the sentiment :)
One hint when working with Pigment Ink when you don’t want to emboss it is to heat set it so you don’t accidentally smear the ink. Pigment Ink will eventually dry on paper, but if you are in a hurry and want to finish up your card, you can speed up the process with a heat gun.
Stamps are from Hero Arts: Thank You For Being My Friend and Stampendous: Charm Collection. Cardstock from Bazzill, Rhinestones and Swirls from Want 2 Scrap and Zip Dry Glue from Beacon Adhesives.
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