Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and
I started working on my card by stamping a sentiment that reads “Thank You For Being Who I Needed the Most”. As I work on this card you’ll see me change my mind and replace the sentiment with the one stamped in black ink on white cardstock (watch video for details).
I started with the sentiment here first as I needed to see how much room it would take on my card, my idea was to use beautiful flowers from the Moments of Grace stamp set and stamp a floral frame around the sentiment coming in from the edges.
When I was planning this card I knew I wanted to try and color these images with my Copic markers so I picked Simon’s intense black ink for stamping these images. This ink has many fabulous properties including being alcohol resistant so it makes it the perfect choice for this particular project.
I picked a few images from the Moments of Grace set and stamping them in black ink forming the frame. I didn’t use my stamping tool here such as
The key to stamping a frame like this, where your images are almost all identical in size, is to stamp them one by one next to each other.
For this project, I also pulled out most of the clear blocks from my stash and I mounted each image onto its own separate block. This is vital to stamping efficiency, and also to clean fingers. If you use just one or two blocks and stamp a multitude of images you end up having to remove the image from the block a bunch of times and if you are like me, if you don’t clean your stamps, you run the risk of getting your fingers dirty and thus leaving an inky fingerprint on your card.
Once my floral stamping was done I also used a heart image from this same stamp set and stamped it several times in the background filling any gaps. Later, I once again changed my mind about the black hearts, I didn’t like how dark they looked and I replaced them with colorful enamel hearts instead.
Before I started coloring my panel I used the scrap pieces of this cardstock to test the Copic marker colors I was planning to use. Alcohol markers are translucent, meaning they will not give you opaque coverage, you’ll be able to see the color of your surface from under the coloring. It’s always best to use these kinds of markers on white cardstock
I love to have non white background for my cardsand this prompted me to try and color with these markers on colored cardstock.The colors will not be the same as they would be on white paper, they will beduller, but they can still be used to color with.
I used RV14, RV13
I also covered each of the black stamped hearts with enamel hearts. The black looked
Finally, I had fixed the sentiment (watch
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