Hello, Altenew friends! Let me just start by saying that the combination of these blue and lavender shades on the flower above make my heart skip a beat! It’s Norine back with you today sharing a couple of stamped and colored cards. Sometimes I like to speed up the coloring process when I’m using stamp sets that include both layered stamp images and the outline stamp, such as with the Beautiful Heart and Floral Art sets, by laying down a base layer of colored ink and adding the definition with colored markers.

I used this technique to color the leaves on both of the cards above. Although you can also do it in reverse, I began by stamping my outline image first, then stamping only the largest of the coordinating layering stamps in the pale shade of Frayed Leaf green.

Then I used 3 markers from the Artist Markers Greenfields SetFrayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen, as well as the Sea Glass Artist Marker from the Artist Markers Set A to add shading over the base of color on the inked leaves.

All of the florals on these two cards were colored entirely with Artist Markers, using a mix of Arctic, Persian Blue, and Caribbean Sky from the Glacier Caves Set, Dusk from Cool Summer Night Set, and Lavender Fields and Deep Iris from the Shades of Purple Set.

I didn’t worry too much about a perfect blend of colors, opting instead for a more “vintage fabric” artistic look.

To finish the cards, I die cut or fussy cut each of the colored images and layered them onto patterned paper backgrounds, stamped a sentiment on black cardstock, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder and added a few flat sequins for like, dewdrops or something. *grin*

I’m sorry to tell you that there is no video for this post, even though I did film one. Apparently, the teenage laptop I’m working with has decided to behave like… well, a teenager. It won’t do a thing I ask without a huge sigh and stomping of feet. I have an appointment booked with the Genius bar and I hope to be able to run iMovie again very soon!

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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Beautiful Heart Stamp Set
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Floral Art Stamp Set
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Floral Art Die Set
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Floral Art Stamp & Die Bundle
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Artist Markers Green Fields Set
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Artist Markers Set A
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Artist Markers Glacier Caves Set
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Artist Markers Cool Summer Night Set
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Artist Markers Shades of Purple Set
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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