Yes, I have the project for next club night all figured out! phew. Now that CTMH and their supplier of our alcohol markers have achieved full manufacturing of them I am ready to teach a class on marker coloring. Alcohol markers are very different from ink markers, and thus require a different approach. I’m not going to go into details today as a tractor is warming up for me, but I promise to publish something later. I hope to have a hand out for club night, so I’m sure I can link something on here once I get the write-up instructions done.
Now, on to the assembly of this wonderful card. I used a piece of patterned paper from the new Sarita papers. I cut it 4.25 x 5.5 then cut a .25 frame and flipped the inside rectangle over to create a matted effect. I used the zip-strip from the top of the paper and cut a 4.25″ piece. I put this over the patterned paper. Using the new Artbooking cartridge I cut the lattice out of chocolate cardstock. (I lent my cartridge to another consultant, so I can’t tell you the page number right now.) I lightly sanded the lattice letting the white show through. Using a 2×2 white daisy cardstock square I stamped the cherries using our black pigmet ink. While I waited for the ink to dry (pigment ink takes longer, sigh), I cut seven 1/2″ flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge p50. I also cut a branch with leaves on it p43 out of pear cardstock. I removed the leaves from the stem and folded them to give them character, then put dots with a ruby marker in the centers of the flowers. I use the rub on tool to cup the flowers, then turn each cupped flower over and again using the rub on tool rub only the center of the flower to make it have dimension. (I’ll try and get a better photo of that for you.) By now the pigment ink had dried and I colored in my leaves, branch and cherries with pear, ruby, blush, and the blending markers. (more on the technique later.) I sponged the edges of my 2×2 square with sky ink and pop dotted it on the lower right corner of the card. The inside of the card used one of the sentiments from the July Stamp of the Month along with part of the apple stamp. (The card isn’t really bent, but I couldn’t get it to stand up for the photo.)by