Last night I had “Shoebox Swap” with a bunch of demonstrator friends. We did NOT swap Shoeboxes–THAT seems ridiculous! What we did do is make and swap cards–NOT ridiculous! We come up with one idea for a card, make it, get the materials together for our friends to make it and then stamp each other’s cards!
Here is my card:
LOVE this new stamp set, Crafting Forever.
Pair this up with the new In Colors from Stampin’ Up! and you have a simple, stunning card. I feel this is very Vera Bradley-ish. I would buy this bunch of pens in a heartbeat!
Now, to color in these pens, you have some options. You can use the Stampin’ Write Markers which have a thin tip for detailed work or a brush tip for a wider stroke or coloring directly on stamps. The image comes out like this:
The colors come out quite bold.
If you are looking for a softer look, you can go with the Blender Pen/Ink pad lid option! Here is how that works: turn your ink pad over (CLOSED!) and squeeze the top and bottom together (for some reason–works better if you turn it over. Don’t know why–just reporting the facts!). When you open the ink pad up, you will see that you have created a pool of ink there. Then, using a Blender pen, you can pick up the ink and color in your image. When you are ready to move on to a new color, just clean off the blender pen by rubbing it on your scrap paper until you don’t see any more color. Then pick up a new color ink and repeat.
This allows for a softer, more subtle effect.
So there you have it: In Colors two ways!
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