Welcome to week twenty four of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop!
This is a weekly blog hop where we showcase the stunning range of Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order over 12 months and this week we are featuring Granny Apple Green from the brights family.
The Reasons to Smile Stamp Set is a wonderful stamp set, ideal for all ages, genders and occasions.
These stamps are great for fast card making as they give you both a sentiment and an image in one and can be stamped in any colour. They quickly fill the space on your card, work with a simple layer of DSP or cardstock and the mix of fonts is gorgeous!
My card for this week uses a technique I have not used in a long time – the marker to stamp technique. You do not need ink pads for this technique as you actually apply colour directly to the stamp set using markers.
This technique is wonderful for stamping in multiple colours using just one stamp. I’ve paired Granny Apple Green with Polished Pink, Basic Black and Basic White, colouring the stamp with my Stampin Write Markers to create a vibrant happy card.
Top tips for the marker to stamp technique
- Use cling stamps, not photopolymer.
- Use a stamparatus so you can repeatedly stamp as you add different colours and ensure it lines up perfectly.
- Add one colour at a time, colouring the stamp surface with the marker.
- Huff on your stamps after colouring them in with the marker and before stamping.
- You can recolour any area of the stamp if you have missed a section or if you would like a heavier coverage.
The gorgeous Granny Apple Green DSP background layer is from the Celebrate Everything 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper.
Speaking of celebrations, I won’t be hosting this hop tonight as my eldest son, Samuel, graduates from university today and we are taking him out after his graduation.
I can’t show you the card I made for Samuel yet because I made it for the Gray Granite blog hop next Wednesday night. The graduation card uses another DSP pattern from the very versatile Celebrate Everything 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper. Can you guess which pattern it is?
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants on Tina’s Gillespie‘s website. Tina is hosting the blog tonight for me – thank you so much Tina!
If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.
Next Wednesday we will be showcasing one of the Neutrals, Gray Granite.
I hope you can join us then.