Sunday, March 23, 2008

multi-color stippling

This is another card we stamped at the Markers 102 class, this time to illustrate the stippling technique. The card was totally inspired by an article in Stampin' Success, our monthly demonstrator magazine, which used this very stamp and colors to illustrate this technique. The project in the article wasn't a card, but it was very easy to modify the idea to create this card design.

I have to tell you that when I first saw this technique. which involves using the point of the marker to fill in an image, I thought it was a bit too much work for too little payoff, but once I actually made my sample it I loved it! It's a totally unique look that you simply cannot achieve with any tool other than the writing tip of our stampin' write markers (you can use the brush tip for stippling as well, but that would not have worked to fill in the space between the two fine lines on this image). To finish off the card I added a background from the itty bitty backgrounds set to the base of the card, to mimic the stippling on the image.

Here's the recipe:

stamps: Fun and Fast Notes, Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Paper: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, whisper white

Ink: Rose Red classic ink pad, rose red, pumpkin pie, tempting turquoise and old olive stampin' write markers

Accessories: old olive wide grosgrain ribbon.


Diane said...

What a wonderful technique Diane!
It's gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

I like this a lot, Diane! As well as your adorable Easter layout! Cute idea!!