I have been looking on the internet for some examples of cards made with the new Sweetbriar Rose stamp (#133806) from Stampin’ Up! I decided to experiment with the new Blendabilities (page 212 of the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog) alcohol ink markers. Here are 2 attempts so far:
The first card did not turn out like I had imagined. I used the Sweetbriar Rose stamp and colored it in with the Blendabilities markers (Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, and Daffodil Delight). I also used the new Work of Art stamp set for the background. I should have stuck with the yellow swipe in the background with progressively lighter stamping of the Daffodil Delight ink. I used the Old Olive on the bottom but even though I used the stamping off technique, it is still too dark. Also, the yellow flowers look like they have halos. I do like the Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon!
The second card turned out better than the first. I totally left off any background on this one. Same Blendabilities were used to color in the flowers and leaves. For the leaves, I used both the lightest shade of the Old Olive and Daffodil Delight to give it a highlighted look. The Sweetbriar Rose is stamped on Whisper White card stock and mounted on a piece of Daffodil Delight before adding to a Whisper White card base. No ribbon on this card because I wanted the words to show.
So, seriously folks, please send me some suggestions and feedback. I need more practice using the Blendabilities because, as you can see, I’m just not getting the blending part right.
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Happy crafting! ~Sandra~