But lets start at the beginning, I stamped the image onto my paper. Yes, you know the one...the Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock for Alcohol Markers. This is the best I've found to use with my Spectrum Noir markers. And yes...I, of course, colored my stamped image with my awesome, totally fabulous, reasonably priced Spectrum Noir alcohol markers!!! LOL (you didn't already know that did you?! ha) The Spectrum Noir markers I used on this project were TN2, TN4, TN7, FS1, FS3, CR1, BT1, IB1, IB2, IB3.
After coloring my image, I cut her out with a die and inked the edges. I pulled some complementary papers from my stash and took the new Regal Corner embossing folder from the Die'sire Embossalicious collection and embossed a piece of card stock. I grabbed my Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad in Vintage Photo and inked all around the card stock making sure to go over the embossed image to make it stand out. This really give nice texture to the piece. Be sure when you do this you start inking off the paper on your craft mat, this will make sure you have even blending and no big smudges.
For my sentiment, I turned to my old faithful Fairyopolis Card Making Kit which really just never seems to run out of goodies to use. I took a rubon sentiment and rubbed it onto a banner sticker from the kit. I pulled out some double sided adhesive squares to use to adhere it to the card for dimension. And while I had it out, I realized that those delicate little butterfly rubon's were calling to be added too. Finally I added the die cut and colored image to the card. Voila! A special little card for a special little girl.
Speaking of special little girls, I wanted to let everyone know that my daughter did not win the election for Vice President of Student Council. She was disappointed but showed a great attitude and I am so proud of her for putting herself out there like that. She is already talking about '"next time"! And she will still be a student council representative and she is happy to do that.
AND I was so happy yesterday to get my October Webster's Sprinkles box in the mail. All for just $10 free shipping!! YEAH HAPPY MAIL! lol Look what I got!!
And if you need a little inspiration to get you started, pop over to our Challenge blog and join in on the new October Challenge. They are giving away two of the 6 pen Spectrum Noir marker sets to the winner this month! I think that would inspire me!! lol
Until next time...happy scrapping!