Thursday, July 21, 2011

Simply Soft Just For You

This card, and the technique used to color it, was inspired by a very talented fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator. It uses the Simply Soft hostess set, which is a beautiful two-step set that can be earned free by hosting a qualifying workshop of $150 or more.

The coloring technique is called the Layered Marker Technique. First, the image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with black Stazon ink. Then, I colored the flower petals completely with a Pink Pirouette marker. Next, I colored just the bottom half of the petals with a Pretty in Pink marker. Finally, at the very base of each petal I added a tiny bit of Melon Mambo marker. The technique for the stems is the same. First color them with Certainly Celery and highlight a little with Old Olive. The final step is to trace around each entire stem and flower with Sahara Sand. This adds a lot of depth. I love the way it came out. A little time consuming, granted, but very relaxing. At least for me!

Stampin' Up! Products used:
Stamp Sets: Simply Soft, Just Believe
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo
Designer Series Paper: Brights Stack
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Old Olive
Markers: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Accessories: Old Olive 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon, Pearls

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kwhite19 said...

This is beautiful! I hope to try this technique soon!

Jodi said...

Really pretty card! Thanks for the description of the layered marker technique. The saraha sand really does add a nice touch around the flowers. Will definitely give this a try. I do find the coloring very relaxing.

Margaret said...

Sandy, this is so pretty! I love the effect that outlining gives the image!Thanks for sharing!