More Stampin' Up! marker magic in today's card (with my Marker Madness sale to follow this Saturday). A simple and easy way to give new life to your images is to color the stamp directly . . . meaning flip it over and color with markers. You can do multiple colors or just add an isolated accent to a previously stamped image, as I describe below.
The card base is a lovely Ruby Red polka dot pattern (Ginger Blossoms Designer Series) layered on top of Very Vanilla. The banner consists of a complimentary floral from the Ginger Blossoms set layered over Coral Cameo card stock.
I used the stem image from Embrace Life, inked it completely in River Rock . . . then flipped it over and dabbed some red accents on the leaves with the large end of a Ruby Red marker. TIP: I "huffed" some warm breath over the entire thing to get it evenly moist. The image was then stamped on Very Vanilla. Using the wee end of the Cameo Coral marker, I added some fun little polka dots to the leaves. The stem image is matted on River Rock (Ginger Blossoms Series) which is customized a tad with a corner rounder punch to create a scalloped edge.
The sentiment is created using some clear stamps from Papertrey Ink. I used Trajan Monograms for the letters and and found the perfect little flower in the Textboxed set for the "o." TIP: I assembled all 4 stamps (3 letters and the flower) on one acrylic block so that I could get them lined up like little soldiers all at once. I then popped the whole thing in Ruby Red Ink and stamped the image on Very Vanilla card stock. A page pebble adds a little vavoom to the flower. Next in line are a couple layers of Ruby Red and Textured Groovy Guava, respectively. The final touch is some Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon.
Stamp Sets: Embrace Life (111011), Papertrey Ink Trajan Monograms and Textboxed
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Ginger Blossoms Designer Series (110697), Groovy Guava Textured (108694), Cameo Coral (100475), Ruby Red (102030)
Ink: River Rock (109101), Ruby Red Ink Pad (102259) and Marker (100075)
Cool Tools: Corner Rounder Punch (109047)
Perfect Touches: Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon (109063), Page Pebble (JoAnn's)
Inspiration: Splitcoast Stamper's Sketch Challenge SC162